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Call for Applications | Director – Communications and External Relations

July 12, 2023

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) invites online applications from accomplished professionals for the position of Director – Communications and External Relations. The role will help shape and amplify the University brand, lead the communications strategy, identify and leverage partnerships and work cross-functionally with other key teams across the University to build messaging resonance across channels. This is a full-time position, based out of the NLSIU campus in Bangalore involving field and desk work, and will report to the Registrar, NLSIU.

Essential Experience:

(i) At least fifteen (15) years of overall work experience in leadership/strategic roles;
(ii) A compelling vision of the role to improve strategic partnerships with prospective students, current students, alumni, governments and funders;
(iii) Significant, relevant and first-hand experience in a higher education communications role; including public relations, media management and outreach;
(iv) Successfully built and led diverse teams;
(v) Incredibly organized, responsive, and able to effectively manage multiple projects at once and on tight deadlines;
(vi) Demonstrated sensitivity, imagination, and effectiveness in responding to challenging issues;
(vii) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
(viii)Excellent entrepreneurial skills;

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Director – Communications and External Relations will report to the Registrar and will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop, implement, and enhance strategies and internal processes across the following functions:
    ○ Communications
    ○ Alumni Relations
    ○ Careers and Placement
    ○ Development/Fundraising
  • Responsible for developing the strategic fundraising plans of the University including programme development and grant
    management across all research and University development projects;
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the University’s Alumni Relations strategy;
  • Drive alumni engagement and Fundraising participation.
  • Develop and deliver a communications strategy (including branding) taking into account priorities, audience requirements,
    channels, timescales and resources;
  • Support and advise senior management on the delivery of internal communications;
  • Plan and deliver effective and timely activity in line with each sub- function;
  • Build strong professional relationships with key stakeholders – internally and externally;
  • Ensure compliance with university policies and legislation in regard to digital technologies (e.g., web policy, social media
    guidelines, using e-newsletters etc.).
  • Coach students with careers advice, runs workshops and seminars for groups of undergraduates and postgraduates, and devises new and innovative programmes that provide hands-on experiences for students.

For more details, please view the official notification here.
To apply, click here.


The application deadline has been extended to August 11, 2022 5 pm).