Bryant Group is partnering with University of Washington’s College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) in seeking the next Executive Director of Marketing and Communications to lead all internal and external communications for the College, building the College’s reputation, maximizing student enrollment, and supporting the College’s fundraising priorities.


Since its founding in 1861, the University of Washington has been a hub for learning, innovation, problem solving, and community building. Driven by a mission to serve the greater good, our students, faculty, and staff tackle today’s most pressing challenges with courage and creativity, making a difference across Washington state — and around the world. To learn more, visit www.washington.edu.


A&S provides a liberal arts education of tremendous breadth and depth to nearly 22,000 students while advancing research and serving as a resource for the community. The College is made up of four academic divisions: art, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

With more than 5,400 undergraduate courses offered in the College annually, students can study everything from art to economics to physics. The College’s extensive academic offerings benefit the entire University community; nearly one-third of all students who take an Arts & Sciences class are pursuing a non-A&S degree. To learn more, visit artsci.washington.edu.


The Executive Director is responsible for advising College leadership on all communications strategies and messaging, including branding, marketing, media relations, advertising, and social media. This position will lead and execute effective strategies and communications vehicles to engage the College’s internal and external audiences.

Most Immediate and Overarching Goals

  • Supporting the Dean of the College with communication to internal audiences, including crisis communication, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the College’s marketing and communications team
  • Developing strategic communications with donors and potential donors to help ensure overall fundraising and campaign success, including showcasing the impact of philanthropic giving
  • Developing strategic, student-focused marketing and communications efforts to increase enrollments in and build affinity for all four divisions of the College, maximizing enrollment capacity overall


The University of Washington has retained Bryant Group to assist in this recruitment process. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your letter of interest and qualifications for the position as outlined in this announcement in confidence to:



Priority will be given to candidates whose materials arrive prior to July 14. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To apply for this job email your details to hwilensky@bryantgrp.com


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