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Director of Communication

Angola, Indiana

Trine University, C.W. Sponsel Center for AdministrationThe Opportunity

Trine University’s Office of Marketing and Communications is seeking a qualified individual to fill the Director of Communication position. This position works independently to create written communications for public relations/news with the purpose of information dissemination through avenues such as web, signage, social media and publications, etc.

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesStudent Leadershiip

This position reports directly to the V.P. for Marketing & Communications. The director prepares creative articles, press releases, letters, speeches, and other written materials regarding university activities and ensures adherence to organizational brand standards. In addition to performing research to gather information for accurate and creative writing, the director develops, monitors and maintains a media database of contacts. A key responsibility is to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with media representatives. The director also serves as an editor of the university’s magazine, developing story ideas, writing articles, subheads, compiling data, research and more toward magazine publication. Other duties as assigned by the vice president.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. This position requires no less than five years of experience in this or related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience working in higher education.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have an appreciation for the value of a comprehensive pre-professional, engineering, business, sciences and education university, a valid driver’s license, experience and skill working with computers and software programs (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint etc.), and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match                        
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.