Marketing and Communications Director, OLLI @ DU

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Marketing / Communications / Media

Position Summary

The OLLI at DU Communications Director reports directly to the Executive Director and performs key marketing functions for OLLI at DU.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year. 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for implementing the communication and marketing strategies identified in the strategic planning process while pursuing the implementation of short- and longer-term strategies to increase engagement, visibility, and membership.
  • Lead the ongoing work of the Marketing and Communications Committee.
  • Conduct research activities to test marketing strategies and messaging effectiveness.  Evaluate successes and make iterative improvements to the communications plan and action planning based on agreed upon Key Performance Indicators.
  • Develop a Key Communicator Network that will create engagement and expectations for participants (primarily staff, volunteers, and facilitators) to support OLLI at DU with a promise for timely and relevant information to reach each person involved in this effort.
  • Review current OLLI at DU materials—print and electronic--and plan for new materials to reflect the current program and pricing of OLLI at DU.
  • Produce a weekly newsletter for members that will demonstrate the value proposition of OLLI and the many benefits available to members.
  • Seek free PR in community newsletters, newspapers and other electronic and print media.
  • Develop consistent sponsorship guidelines and create a plan for outreach to prospective sponsors. This program will constitute a new revenue stream for OLLI and will dovetail with the Finance and Development Committee as well as member benefits and community outreach managers.
  • Participate in the implementation of a new database management system and Website for OLLI at DU.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Community Outreach Manager to develop ideas, strategies, and connections for creating value for being a member of OLLI at DU that includes an Adventure Program of domestic and international travel opportunities, as well as Colorado day trips and outings.
  • Attend managers meetings to ensure new ideas and strategies are represented in communications efforts.
  • Connect with University College staff to leverage communications activities and strategies.
  • Develop a crisis communications checklist that will anticipate possible disruptions to our work and define actions needed.

Work products responsible for:

  • OLLI at DU Communications Plan
  • OLLI at DU Weekly Newsletter
  • OLLI at DU Sponsorship Plan

Required Qualifications

  • Prior experience in adult education; preferably with those over 50
  • Personable; ability to interact well with variety of people; able to anticipate needs
  • Organized – able to juggle multiple priorities at once
  • Experience with managing large groups of people
  • Good communications skills
  • Ability to manage time to meet deadlines
  • Technology skills
    • Experience with Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
    • Experience with Adobe products
    • Experience with Zoom

Work Schedule

Varies. This part-time position of up to 1,000 hours per year has a flexible schedule as the duties dictate. There is no designated office.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 2, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Rate
The hourly rate for the position is $39.93.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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