Executive Communications Manager – Montclair University

Executive Communications Manager



  • Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae for automatic population of information to the application.
  • The contact information, work experience, and education listed on your Resume/CV will be parsed and input into your Montclair application.
  • Review information and double-check all fields containing information that the system parsed – the software is intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a Resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and all other supporting documents.

Note: If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the last ten (10) years. You will then be able to attach your Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the “My Experience” section of your application.

Job Description


Reporting to the Media Relations Director, the Executive Communications Manager plays a critical role in enhancing the national visibility of Montclair State University as part of the institution’s central communications organization.


  • In collaboration with the Media Relations Director and the Vice President for Communications and Marketing, help to develop a proactive strategy to continuously position University administrators as thought leaders in both the higher education industry and in mainstream media, including goals and performance benchmarks.
  • Regularly draft various long and short-form content on behalf of University leaders in accordance with University Mission and Strategic Plan, including op-eds, web content, internal and external correspondence, speeches and presentations, and social media posts.
  • Analyze and interpret industry trends and issues, and develop background materials and recommendations for appropriate communications strategies.
  • Develop comprehensive calendar of target industry events including conferences and speaking engagements, with corresponding dates for content submissions.
  • Manage University President’s social media presence, including Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Draft ad hoc content to respond to emergent issues and crises.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of four years demonstrated experience providing communication support to C-Level executives.
  • Ability to complete multiple competing projects accurately and on time.
  • Exceptional written, oral and digital skills, including capability to write for the ear as well as the eye.
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience in strategic communications planning, social media use, issues management and crisis communications.


  • Master’s degree in public relations, communications, the humanities or in a closely related discipline, or earned credentials that demonstrate advanced knowledge of public relations and organizational communications, such as Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) or Accreditation in Business Communications (ABC).
  • Experience serving a higher education institution.


Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.


Media Relations

Position Type

Professional – Non-Faculty

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources’ Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email talent@montclair.edu.

EEO/AA Statement

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

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Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities.  The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/

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