Director of Communications & Marketing (17188B)

The University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT (30+ days ago)4.4

University of Utah’s Office of Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) is searching for a Director of Communications and Marketing who will work closely with the TVC Executive Director, TVC management team, technology managers and with University faculty and administrators in developing and supporting the communication and marketing needs for TVC. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and advancing TVC’s brand and message.

This position has two specific foci:

1)TVC Promotion: Communications to promote TVC and inform stakeholders, promoting impactful news and stories related to TVC activities, apprising TVC stakeholders by creating and updating content, enhancing web traffic and press contacts, and increasing communication channels for TVC and its constituent groups.

2) Invention Marketing: Aiding technology managers in the marketing process for the University invention portfolio.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN17188B - 00642 - Technology Commercialization

COMPENSATION: $47,600.00 to $90,400.00/Annual.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time, 40 hours/per week; Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm


Essential Functions

  • Developing annual marketing and communication plans with specific goals, strategies, and tactics.
  • Coordinating activities related to the creation, dissemination and updating of TVC promotional materials, social media messaging, websites, annual reports, monthly newsletter, informational bulletins and related collateral materials.
  • Liaising with faculty inventors to improve accuracy of marketing materials and facilitate contact with potential licensees.
  • Tracking and assessing individual marketing campaigns to increase effectiveness.
  • Creating and managing database of business contacts and marketing correspondence flowing through the TVC.
  • Nurturing relationships with media stakeholders including bloggers, print reporters, columnists, editorial staff and representatives of key industry opinion leaders and others in the TVC sphere of activity.
  • Working closely and coordinating with internal and external marketing and communication resources, including internal and external marketing/communication offices, consultants, faculty and staff.
  • Coordinating the planning, promotion and execution of TVC-related events including seminars and panel discussions on innovation, patents and related technology topics.
  • Maintaining an up to date roster of all university start-ups with information on financing and development.
  • Maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of databases and mailing lists used for various internal and external marketing and communications activities.
  • Designing, implementing, and tracking marketing campaigns for individual University technologies.
  • Working with technology managers to clarify the comparative advantages and value propositions of individual technologies.
  • Assisting student employees as needed in drafting marketing materials.

Problem Solving

Incumbents in this position have the authority to manage assigned units and designated programs and services. Directs the planning and administration of the unit’s budget and makes spending decisions within budget guidelines. Oversees program development for assigned units and ensures that policies and procedures are followed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $47,600.00 to $90,400.00 /year


  • Management: 4 years


  • Bachelor's