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University Relations and Marketing is seeking a Director of Social Media Engagement. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position.

The Director of Social Media Engagement advances the mission of the university by designing, implementing and collaborating on an enterprise-wide approach to social media that establishes and promotes positive, productive relationships between the university’s alumni, professional, industry, legislative, and student constituencies. They lead a community of social media practitioners across the university to ensure that OSU’s social media presence is designed strategically, developed, nurtured and maintained in alignment with the university’s strategic goals.

With highly specialized professional skills and experiences orchestrating digital campaigns for large organizations, the Director works with individual practitioners and teams across colleges and business units to implement the university’s strategic plan through external relationships and outreach activities moderated through social media to engage, promote, and gain support for OSU programs and services.
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


 Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
 For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
 Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
 A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
 Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

90% External Relations and Social Media Planning
10% Other duties as assigned
What You Will Need
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, business administration or a related field is required.
  • Five years of related experience in communications, marketing communications or marketing with demonstrated experience in driving the implementation of strategic communications plans and tactics.
  • Work experience should include developing and engaging in plans that support strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills a must. Must be highly organized and show attention to detail. Ability to inspire confidence, earn trust and collaborate in a way that builds relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and issues as they apply to research and marketing and communications.
What We Would Like You to Have
    • Master’s degree, certificate or demonstrated commitment to continuing education in marketing, communications, business or business administration.
    • Seven years of related experience in communications, marketing communications or marketing with demonstrated experience in driving the implementation of strategic communications plans and tactics.
    • Experience working with research, education and community programs in an academic environment or large nonprofit preferred.
    • Two years of supervisory experience.
    • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity


This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

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