Trine Careers

Executive Director of Marketing & Communication

Angola, Indiana

Trine University, C.W. Sponsel Center for Administration


The Opportunity

The Office of Enrollment Management, Marketing & Communications seeks a qualified marketing and communications professional to fill the position of Executive Director of Marketing and Communications position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position reports directly to the V.P. for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications. The executive director’s primary responsibility is to lead efforts in marketing, communications and public relations for the University. The individual in this position is responsible for developing and implementing integrated strategies and marketing communication plans that emphasize Trine’s unique brand by enhancing the university’s visibility, viability, and vibrancy in alignment with the Strategic Plan. The executive director will be a collaborative leader in planning and supporting the recruitment, retention and fundraising efforts by campus professionals in Enrollment Management, Alumni & Advancement, Academics, Athletics and Student Services. Other duties as assigned by the Vice President.


MarketingTo perform this job successfully, an individual must have an appreciation for the value of a comprehensive, pre-professional, engineering and sciences education offered at Trine University. Must be a creative manager who can demonstrate familiarity and experience with developing a brand identity, product development, optimizing social media platforms and analytics, data research, videography, online marketing, multimedia advertising, web development and have exceptional writing abilities. Attention to detail and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously is a must.

Essential to have leadership skills and experience to lead, manage and coach a diverse team that includes those with creative abilities.

A valid driver’s license, ability to travel, experience and skill working with computers and software programs, and the ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required, and a graduate degree in a related higher education administration field is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked for five or more years in a college/university environment.

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.