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Assistant Director JEA

Apply now Department: 3670020150 Journalism & Mass Communicaton
Job no: 508397
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Executive / Director / Management
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:



The Journalism Education Association, a professional organization of scholastic journalism teachers whose national headquarters has been at Kansas State University since 1987, is seeking an assistant director to help manage its $1 million budget, help oversee a staff of three employees, and help plan and execute two semiannual national conventions with attendance of 3,000-6,000 each. The assistant director is responsible for the organization’s communication strategy and implementation as well as the management of programming and project-based functions to execute the national conventions. The assistant director will represent the organization to the public in official communication through a wide range of platforms, including social media, e-newsletters, printed collateral and more. The position has the authority to act on the organization leadership's behalf when necessary. The assistant director will also influence the strategic plan of the organization with input and guidance from past professional experiences that help benefit members and the association. As one of the leaders of the organization, stewardship of the nonprofit’s mission is central to all decisions.

Why Join Us:

The Journalism Education Association (JEA), the largest scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers, headquartered at Kansas State University in Manhattan, an All-American City of approximately 57,000 residents in central Kansas, serves members around the globe. Experience diverse geographic locations across the country based on the national convention's rotating cycle. Get to know a passionate teaching community and their students as the organization strives to provide top level resources and experiences for a thriving scholastic journalism education community.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The Department of A.Q. Miller School of Journalism in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (communications, journalism, marketing or business related field)
  • Five years relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Nonprofit Management experience
  • Previous supervisory experience

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Completed application
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

December 15th, 2019 and continues until position is filled

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$55,000 - $65,000 / annually

Pay Grade:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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