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Director of Communications, University Advancement
Regis University

Northwest Denver Campus

Position Type:

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Requested Start Date for this Position:
12/20/2023 – 1 month to go

Campus Location:
Northwest Denver Campus

Full-time or Part-time:
Full time

Job Summary:
The Director of Communications is a pivotal role responsible for creating and overseeing communication strategies and content for University Advancement (UA) at Regis University. The primary goal is to support fundraising efforts and Regis University’s comprehensive campaign.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Communications and Engagement, the director collaborates closely with various Advancement teams to ensure cohesive and impactful UA marketing that spans both digital and print media. This role involves content creation, editing and assessment of UA communications across platforms and channels including print, digital and web.

The director’s contributions extend to providing support to UA staff including the Vice President of University Advancement. This role also maintains alignment with the branding guidelines set by the Office of Marketing and Communications and serves as an ad-hoc member of the Marketing and Communications editorial team.

In addition to these responsibilities, the director plays a crucial part in upholding University Advancement’s reputation and brand through an omni-channel approach that includes constituent management, relationship building, content production, strategic planning, analysis and research.

The ideal candidate for this position is a creative, detail-oriented forward thinker who will positively contribute to the team’s culture in service of Regis University’s mission. They should thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment with opportunities for learning, professional development, growth and innovation.

Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university’s culture of respect, inclusion, and equity for all members of our community.

Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:
– A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents
– Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community
– Options for flexible work
– Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break
– Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application and requested documents by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Marketing Strategy: Develop, implement and expand marketing communication strategies for University Advancement projects.

Omnichannel Communication: Create and execute comprehensive communication strategies for signature University initiatives and events, catering to various audiences, including alumni, donors, students, faculty, staff and community partners.

Content Production: Oversee the creation of diverse marketing materials, including print and digital newsletters, email campaigns and promotional materials to boost engagement, giving and stewardship.

Fundraising Campaigns: Support fundraising initiatives with strategic communications that align with the University brand, advancing annual and campaign fundraising goals as well as endowment growth.

Collaboration: Foster a productive partnership between University Advancement, the Office of the President, the Office of Marketing and Communications and other campus stakeholders.

Supervision and leadership: Manage a team of 1-2 University Advancement Communications staff, and potentially, student workers and interns.

Storytelling: Develop narratives that elevate the impact of philanthropic investment in Regis and contribute to the development of a culture of philanthropy across the University community.

Data-Driven Approach: Define a data-driven approach for measuring the impact of marketing programs. Gather market research, including current trends and the needs of alumni, donors and external stakeholders to inform strategies.

Collaboration: Coordinate with internal and external partners to complete University Advancement communications projects. Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal/external constituents and collaborate closely with teams on large projects.

Timely Delivery: Meet deadlines and consistently deliver accurate results.

Budget Management: Manage the University Advancement Communications annual budget.



Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution of higher education. Master’s or other advanced degree preferred. A combination of experience, education and portfolio will be considered.


Five to seven years of leadership-level experience in communications and marketing, preferably in higher education, the nonprofit sector, or philanthropy.

Proven track record in developing and executing high-impact marketing and communication campaigns.

Expert-level skills as a writer and editor.

Knowledge of content development, web analytics and SEO.

Strong understanding of digital marketing and campaign management.

Familiarity with advancement/fundraising practices.

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Proficiency in problem-solving and project management.

Ability to work collaboratively and adapt to changing needs.

Knowledge of digital communication tools and platforms.

Experience with events and fundraising.

Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Commitment to the Jesuit, Catholic vision, mission, and values of Regis University.

Experience with a donor-centric approach to fundraising.


The following skills, abilities and physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodation.

Proven Management Skills — Planning, supervision, mentoring, and coaching.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Psychology – Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Mathematics – A working knowledge of quantitative skills and their application.

Diversity and Inclusion – Knowledge of general diversity and inclusion principles.


Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to reach a logical conclusion.

Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness or creativity).

Diversity and Inclusion – Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of inclusive excellence that celebrates our diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.

Ability to negotiate and manage conflict/dispute resolution processes; analyze and assess training and development needs; interpret and advise on the application of EEO laws; motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects; participate in and facilitate group meetings; anticipate how decisions will affect others; and efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information.


Hearing – The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds and identify and understand the speech of another person.

Vision – The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer) and see details at a distance.

Mobility – The ability to travel easily between campuses or buildings within each campus.



Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Some local, regional and/or national travel is required.

Why work at Regis?

Benefits Guide – Fiscal Year 22-23 or

Pay Rate:
$85,000 – $90,000 / annually commensurate with qualifications.

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Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University’s Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.



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