Job Vacancy For Director of Public Relations At University of Professional Studies



The University wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons who are goal oriented and results driven with exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to the above position.

Main Function:
The Director shall be responsible for creating and executing public relations programs with the goal of publicizing the University as a centre of excellence for quality higher education to the national, regional and international environment. Promoting the University and its programs and serve as an official spokeperson for the University. Provide proactive communication strategies to Management to help enhance the image of the University.

Provide strategic direction for overall public relations activities including fielding enquiries, press outreach, media events, media calls, crisis communications support and press material development.

Specific Key Task:

•   Serve as the spokesperson for the University by liaising with Management
•   Oversee all domestic and international public relations and outreach functions of the University including: planning, developing and implementing public relations policies and strategies
•   Create public relations programs that would position the University to compete in the global educational environment using communications tools and practices to reinforce UPSA Vision and Mission
•   Apprve all media releases and web content produced by staff of the University including maintenance and updating of information on the University’s website and other social media
•   Supervise the writing and editing of in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports
•   Prepare and supervise the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographys, films and multimedia prgrammes
•   Organize events incluing: press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours to enhance community relation
•   Supervise other Public Relations staff in the Directorate
•   Provide Management with regular monthly reports on the activities of the Directorate

Qualification Required & Experience

•  A minimum of Masters Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English or Marketing with at least 10 years relevant working experience in similar position in a reputable organization. Relevant international experience would be an added advantage

Competencies and Skills:

•   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•   Ability to build strong relationship with media outlets
•   Proficiency in web presence management and other social media communications
•   Relevant linguistic competences
•   High level consultation and negotiation skills
•   Appreciable level of computer literacy skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified persons should send their application, Resume, copies of Certificates and Transcripts to the address below:

THE REGISTRAR (ROOM: 045)
UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, ACCRA (UPSA)
POST OFFICE BOX LG 149
ACCRA

Electronic copies of application can be mailed to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 31 July, 2013