Executive director, executive communications

About the position

With an emphasis on strong organizational experience and collaboration, the Executive Director of Executive Communications plays a vital role in creating and executing a ONE VCU integrated communications strategy focused on national prominence. 

This position develops and leads a strategic communications plan for the President -- and leads a team that supports key executives with institutional brand-building opportunities -- that engages internal and external audiences by aligning communications and marketing strategies that 1) advance the President’s vision and priorities and 2) strengthen the institution’s brand. The Executive Director will manage both short-term work and anticipate and address long-term strategic opportunities and issues in support of the President’s agenda.

How to apply

VCU’s Executive Search Team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:

VCU eJobs portal: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/109393

Please ensure that references submitted with your application materials include a prior or current supervisor, peer, and current or former direct report. A candidate questionnaire may be sent to you for completion separately to obtain additional, detailed information regarding your work experience. 

Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya-Lee Giscombe. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: 

Tanya-Lee Giscombe tlsgiscombe@vcu.edu

Celia O'Hallahan ohallahancr@vcu.edu



Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.