New Position: Communications and Public Relations Director

The Communications and Public Relations Director is responsible for developing, implementing and leading effective internal and external communications strategies for the Rural Futures Institute that communicate the vision and work of the institute both domestically and internationally, including support for efforts to influence a more positive narrative regarding rural people and places. The Director works with the Executive Team, Central Administration, other NU Institutes and others in the RFI in developing strategy and will have the opportunity to shape and build the brand and reputation of the RFI both domestically and internationally by using print, digital and a wide variety of other platforms. Because the RFI is a university-wide institute, the Director must build and maintain close collaborative relationships with administrators, communications staff and faculty on all four campuses of the University as well as in Central Administration. The Communications and Public Relations Director is also responsible for managing the communications and marketing team.

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