I've been privileged to have served on the Board of the VCU Brandcenter for the last three or so years. I've also been lucky to have mentored students there (whether they think the same is a fair question) and visited to teach some guest clasees.
It's a terrific school that, for the last 8 years, has been brilliantly led by the Director, Rick Boyko. He's helped build an amazing program, full of great students and helped the Brandcenter reside in a brilliant, purpose built home. As a result, the students from the school are far more ready for agency life.
The time has come for Rick to leave the school and the search is on to find a brilliant individual to be the next Director. If you, or someone you know, feels right for this job please encourage them to think about applying. It's a huge job; the site perhaps aptly describes it as the biggest job in advertising. The brief for the role is below and more details are available here.
Thanks Rick for all you've done. And let's hope the Brandcenter gets the Director it deserves. Here's the brief:
We are seeking a nationally recognized, high-energy, high profile leader who has the vision and ability to work to inspire faculty, staff and students as well as advertising agencies, marketers and the brands they represent.
We seek someone who has earned the respect of their peers over the course of their professional career. Someone who understands that the business of marketing communications is one built upon the integration of different disciplines working together collaboratively. We seek a strong communicator who understands the importance of transparent decision-making. One who will strive to share the responsibility of continuing to evolve the academic program with the Brandcenter’s professionally accomplished faculty. Experience with advertising or marketing education is desirable, as is experience with and a capacity for development and fundraising.