Vice President of Marketing and Communications

POSTED: September 10, 2019
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Function

  • Lead PRF’s internal marketing and communications agency responsible for identifying key audiences (internal and external), creating & executing campaigns to engage these audiences, and achieve measurable outcomes for each campaign.


  • Oversee team members responsible for digital audiences, press relations & crisis communications, experience design (includes events management and community activation), multi-media creation, and data analytics.
  • Create, design, and implement an integrated marketing and communication plans (external and internal) that drive PRF’s strategic plan, brand strategy, mission, and unifying narrative. 
  • Represent PRF as the primary marketing and communications liaison for external strategic entities, generate news coverage and opinion columns, and coordinate special events.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to identify business unit needs then determine priority of those needs.
  • Serve as the primary branding and reputation liaison with Purdue University.
  • Prepare and maintain budget for Marketing and Communications Department and PRF advertising.
  • Assemble and develop the team of staff, contractors, and external agencies to achieve the team’s goals.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by the VP and Chief Entrepreneurial Officer.


  • Proven leadership and management experience.
  • Ability to build a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience with change leadership.
  • Experience interfacing with a variety of executive leadership, including board interface and stakeholder management.
  • Superior communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven supervisory skills.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), organizational, planning, creative thinking, ‎and marketing material design.
  • Strategic thinking skills essential, accompanied with an understanding of the fundraising profession.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work to meet deadlines, ‎and produce high quality work with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated good judgment, diplomacy, ‎persuasive ability, public relations, and the ability to drive ‎positive results within and across organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to work productively under the pressure of tight deadlines.‎
  • Personal computer and related ‎software skills necessary.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum five years of marketing experience in a professional environment.

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at on or before Friday, September 27, 2019. 

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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