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Communications and Marketing Manager

Apply now Department: 3670010055 Communication and Ag Education
Job no: 515445
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Student Affairs / Services, Extension Agent / Educator
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

As a communications and marketing manager, you will provide strategic communications, marketing and brand management leadership for the College of Agriculture, the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Cooperative Extension Service. You will develop strategic, integrated marketing plans that support college priorities and business objectives and strengthen the college’s academic brand. You also will serve as communications counsel to senior leadership in the College. Your work will contribute to economic development efforts, public and private support advocacy, student recruitment campaigns, and college legislative communication.

  • Provides strategic communications, marketing, and brand management leadership for the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University.
  • Leads cross-functional teams in the strategic implementation of the College of Agriculture’s marketing/communications tactics that support the goals of the college and K-State Research and Extension (KSRE). Leads the development of the College of Agriculture and KSRE's major communication tools.
  • Serves as a marketing team lead, meets with team members, reviews projects, and gives support and direction. Provides collaborative efforts for the KSRE marketing communications planning and execution. Fulfills supervisory responsibilities for marketing team staff.
  • Responsible for managing special marketing/communication projects that support the College and KSRE missions and goals.


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location. Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five years of relevant experience.
  • This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by the hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a communication and/or marketing-related field.
  • Three to five years of strategic communication and team leadership experience in an agency, professional communications environment, university communications, or a combination of these.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring organizational brand(s) and ensuring brand consistency.
  • Experience with multi-platform communications including video, audio, photography, and desktop publishing using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with social media tools, web design, blogging platforms, data reporting tools, keyword searching and SEO.
  • Knowledge of current agricultural practices and the land-grant mission.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest in the position
  2. Current resume
  3. The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by July 5, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$52,530 - $68,500

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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