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    Company Name:  Loyola University New Orleans

    Position Title:  Vice President for Marketing and Communication

    Loyola University New Orleans  stands among the best comprehensive universities in the south.  Led by a president and a board committed to excellence and a dedicated faculty and staff ready to welcome new leadership in this key area, Loyola seeks a dynamic and experienced Vice President for Marketing and Communication to join this century-old Jesuit university whose mission is to educate students to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world.  

    Located in beautiful and historic New Orleans, Loyola is enviably positioned to improve its national visibility and to increase its stature.  Among its assets is its combination of outstanding undergraduate programs built on an historic foundation in the liberal arts with graduate and professional programs of distinction, a residential campus in one of the nation’s most historic locales, and the deep commitment of its senior administration to a strategic and aggressive program to advance the brand, image, and reputation of Loyola University New Orleans.  

    Serving as the University’s chief strategist on marketing and communication and chief external spokesperson, the Vice President for Marketing and Communication will establish Loyola’s first comprehensive marketing operation.  With particular focus on positioning the University for enrollment growth and increased visibility in the region and nationally, the new Vice President will join an institution committed to focusing on developing a comprehensive strategy for marketing and communication including work with both print and electronic resources.  The Vice President advises and partners with members of the University’s leadership team including Cabinet members and academic deans to achieve institutional revenue targets and meet enrollment goals through brand-building strategies and effective communication.      

    Loyola New Orleans’s inaugural Vice President will be a leader of vision, energy, and creativity with strong management and supervisory skills and the ability to bring together a team of professionals to staff a coordinated marketing and communication operation for the University.  He or she will possess a record of managerial and creative success in marketing and communication in a comparable field.  At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of marketing and communication is required.     

     Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Review of applications will begin in March 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 15, 2015. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references.  References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.  In addition, candidates are asked to submit an example of a marketing plan that they have developed and some explanation of the plan, its purpose, and its marketing/communication results.  Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their work in detail during the interview process.  These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Loyola University New Orleans consultant Sheila Murphy at LoyolaUniversityNOVPMC@wittkieffer.com.  The consultant can be reached by telephone at 630-575-6936.    

    Loyola University New Orleans values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. 

    Posted March 5, 2015