The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Director III - Chief Marketing Officer, McCombs School of Business, Univ of Texas at Austin

Hiring department Business
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-22-01-0421
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the McCombs School of Business believes that diversity in our faculty, student, and staff populations is integral to our core purpose of educating leaders that create value for society. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups and those who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Chief Marketing Officer, CMO, of the business school is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing and communications strategy for the McCombs School of Business in support of the school's strategic plan. This senior position reports to the Dean of the business school.

Essential Functions

The CMO will develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for the McCombs School of Business's including but not limited to the full-time MBA program, MBA programs for working professionals, undergraduate business program, various Masters programs, Executive Education programs, PhD programs, departments, research institutes and centers aimed at achieving the school's objective of educating the business leaders of tomorrow while creating knowledge for industry and society. Develop and implement a strong branding strategy aimed at strengthening the McCombs brand among regional, national, and international audiences, including current and prospective students, business faculty, corporate partners, government, recruiters, alumni, donors, the media and other external audiences that is in alignment with the goals across all academic programs and departments. Oversee marketing and communications staff within the business school, including approximately 6 direct staff, various indirect and functional staff, and vendors. Drive collaboration, consistency, and efficiency across departments within the school. Establish and evaluate goals and objectives for the marketing function. Provide mentorship and professional development to ensure teams are equipped to meet the highest standards of performance. Plan, assign, and evaluate work activities for various marketing staff and team members. Develop, manage, and maintain the business school's marketing and communications budget, including contracts, vendors, events, publications, and salaries. Establish and sustain partnerships with corporations, other universities, other schools and colleges within the University of Texas working on related marketing and branding efforts.

Marginal/Incidental functions

The statements included in the above position's functional descriptions are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

Required qualifications

Advanced degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field. Eight or more years of experience in marketing and/or brand management. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and represent the interests of complex, diverse stakeholders with varied interests. Experience developing and implementing marketing, branding, and communication plans. Experience directing a team. Experience achieving goals with limited resources. Exceptional communication skills. NOTE: To be considered, applicants must include salary requirements in their Letter of Interest. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant experience in marketing, brand management, and communications. Experience in people management, budget management and project management preferably in a complex, matrix organization. Budget management experience in fiscally conservative, limited resource situation. Diverse marketing experiences, including but not limited to both higher education and industry roles.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Some evening and weekend hours may be required during peak periods and special events.

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