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Title: Assistant Vice President, Food Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Communications and External Partnerships
Supervisor: Vice President, FANR
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Preferred Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received, with preference given to those received by April 1, 2021
APLU’s Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) seeks an experienced communications professional to design, implement, oversee, and execute a new strategic marketing and communications plan (BAA Strategic Roadmap, to lead identified initiatives in outreach, and to strengthen external partnerships through relationship building and coalitions. The successful candidate must be a project manager who is able to navigate competing priorities and a high volume of internal communications with stakeholder groups, while also maintaining primary responsibility for content creation and external communications. In doing so, the Assistant Vice President will provide leadership to the BAA in promoting the return on federal investments in research, the Extension System, and education efforts, as well as engage key stakeholders through advocacy communications. The person in this position must also maintain connections and positive working relationships with communicators across the APLU system. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is expected.
This position is housed within APLU’s Office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) and will work cooperatively with the APLU Office of Public Affairs by developing overall work plans, engaging in regular consultation regarding strategy and execution, and coordinating consistent messaging. This is a full-time position and is based in Washington, DC. For more information, consult www.aplu.org.
Background on BAA and APLU
The Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) is a unit of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources (CFERR). The BAA works to promote agriculture in all of its phases (food, environment, agriculture, natural resources, and international) in the state universities and land-grant colleges of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the territories of the Pacific, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional information on the BAA and its organizational structure can be found Board on Agriculture Assembly (aplu.org)
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 244 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll 5 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $49.3 billion in university-based research
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication capabilities and strong software competency skills (e.g., MS Office 365 Suite, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel.) We seek an individual with professional experience managing social media and internet-based campaigns. The Assistant Vice President must be self-starting, able to problem-solve and manage a wide range of tasks to deliver results, collegial and professional, and skilled in the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships. APLU seeks an individual with a high level of organization who is able to carry out administrative, financial, and significant project management activities with accuracy and attention to detail.
The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President, Food Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Communications and External Partnerships include, but are not limited to, the following:
Outreach and External Partnerships
Project Management and Internal Communications
Website and Social Media
Perform other duties as requested.
Please send a cover letter and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at email@example.com with the subject line: Assistant Vice President, FANR CEP. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue to be reviewed until the position is filled with preference given to those received prior to April 1, 2021.
Salary is commensurate with experience. APLU provides a generous benefits package. For more information on APLU, please visit www.aplu.org.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, employing, training, compensating and promoting staff regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Read more about APLU’s Commitment to Diversity here.