Nationwide search underway: Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Director, Communications – University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, through Parker Executive Search, is conducting a national search for the next Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Director, Communications.

Excerpts from the full position description:

About the position

The Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Director, Communications provides visionary leadership and direction over the University’s branding, marketing and strategic communications. Reporting to the President, the position offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader to build a university branding strategy in alignment with the University’s mission, vision and principles and values, while executing such strategy with the resources needed to be successful in an evolving and complex space.


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field related to communications or marketing with at least five (5) years of experience in the field of communications, marketing and/or public relations. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in a complex academic, public or private sector environment.

Application process

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume/CV, and contact information for at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to July 20, 2020. Please send materials to the following:

Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President ||
Phone: 770-804-1996 ext. 109 || Fax: 770-804-1917

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the regents that equal opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Client-Side Job Opening: Web Developer

Here’s a client-side job opening that I came across recently: Web Developer at NRS in Moscow, ID.  From the job listing on Craiglist:

NRS is searching for a Web Developer to work with general and dynamic content, forms, e-commerce, multimedia, social media and relational databases using both custom-designed code and off-the-shelf products. Normal activities include maintaining/editing existing systems and supporting new programs or initiatives, including the use of social networking sites/blogs to implement market-presence awareness. The right person for this position should have strong problem-solving skills, a good eye for design, and interest in acquiring leading-edge skills in web development, design tools, frameworks and technologies.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.

Job Opening: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism/Mass Media

The University of Idaho has an opening for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism/Mass Media (Advertising).  From the job description:


The School of Journalism and Mass Media invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor with a specialty of advertising to begin in August 2011.


Teach five or six courses per year; summer teaching is optional at additional pay.  The primary teaching area will be advertising, including Principles of Advertising and other courses.  The position may include advising the School’s NSAC Advertising Competition Team.  The successful candidate will also be qualified to teach Media and Society (the School’s survey course for first-year students) and to develop new courses in Advertising and PR.  All tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop a program of scholarly research or creative activity, to advise undergraduate students, to maintain strong professional contacts, to pursue external funding, and to serve on School, College and University committees.

Full details about the position, qualifications and how to apply can be found on the University of Idaho’s Human Resources website.

Recent Jobs Roundup

We’re long overdue for some news about job openings around the state, so here are some that we’ve come across recently:

Pre-Press Operator / Graphic Design at a commercial print shop in Boise.

Traffic Manager (Print & Web) in Boise.

Media Supervisor at Balihoo in Boise.

Tourism and Marketing Coordinator at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce in Moscow.

Marketing Communications Coordinator at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene.

Marketing Campaign Manager at Hewlett Packard in Boise.

Vice President of Marketing at Business Psychology Associates in Boise.

Senior Web Analyst at Wirestone in Boise.

Marketing Services Director at Micron Technology in Boise.

There are surely others out there, but this should help get you caught up.