Lafayette College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Communications and Marketing.

Lafayette College, on the cusp of celebrating it’s bicentennial, is a highly selective, private, coeducational undergraduate college in Easton, Pennsylvania. With a diverse undergraduate student population of more than 2,700 students, Lafayette College is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. Students are engaged in a transformative educational experience that bridges the liberal arts, engineering, and interdisciplinary study. The College fosters intellectual inquiry, artistic exploration, scholarship, and personal growth in a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community. Lafayette students become critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and responsible citizens of the world.

The Vice President for Communications and Marketing (VP) will be a highly skilled and deeply experienced communications and marketing leader with a proven ability to identify and seize opportunities to elevate the College’s profile and advance its mission while anticipating issues and threats to its brand, reputation, and outreach effectiveness. The VP will be adept at managing and mentoring staff to maximize their contributions to the team and at setting and achieving key objectives that deepen the division’s contributions to the College’s visibility and engagement with its on- and off-campus constituencies. The Vice President will be a leader of vision and integrity, a change agent of demonstrated expertise and conscientiousness, and will provide the creativity and energy to advance Lafayette’s institutional strategy, admissions goals, fundraising initiatives, community standing, and crisis management capabilities. Collaborating with the President and other leadership partners, the VP will sharpen and strengthen the College’s overall brand, guide it through strategic marketing activities, and oversee consistent and authentic brand and messaging standards throughout the organization to foster prospective and current student and family connection, celebrate student, faculty, and staff achievements, foster alumni and donor engagement, and bring the College community together with a shared vision toward Lafayette’s ambitious strategic goals. The successful candidate will have an earned Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, or related field; advanced degree preferred. They will have demonstrated success in the field of communications, and brand and performance marketing with at least 10 years of leadership experience and a career showing progressive responsibility, and experience in higher education or transferrable skills that demonstrate a readiness to lead effectively
in a higher education and shared governance environment.

To express interest in this role please submit a compelling cover letter and resume directly through our Talent Profile. If you wish to nominate a prospective candidate or have questions regarding this role, please direct them to All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is responsive, inclusive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.