Assistant Director of Communications, Program Delivery
September 6, 2018
Assistant Director of Communications, Program Delivery
Job Number: 80152
Job Code: 4893
Job Grade: I
Stanford Seed, the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, is a Stanford GSB-led initiative that is working to end the cycle of global poverty by training CEOs/founders in developing and emerging economies, inspiring Stanford students to become globally-engaged leaders, and supporting critical research from across the university to maximize our impact.
Stanford Seed is seeking a member of the Program Delivery Team, reporting to the Director of Program Delivery, to contribute strong marketing and communication expertise to a wide range of programs and projects. The candidate should be able to maintain a consistent voice and vision across various communications channels cross-cutting the organization. Key responsibilities include supporting the Director of Communications with the implementation of marketing initiatives and leading the content creation and delivery of internal communications to students, volunteers, Seed Transformation Program applicants/participant leaders, and other stakeholders critical to our programs. As a member of the Program Delivery Team, the candidate will help drive cross-functional learning and collaboration across the organization.
This position reports to the Director of Program Delivery, since its primary focus is ensuring consistency and efficiency in communications across the entire worldwide Seed organization. It also has an indirect reporting relationship to the Director of Communications, providing project management and initiative execution support.
Recommend and execute marketing strategies to meet business objectives.
Manage marketing plans/programs to meet business objectives, including collaboration with internal stakeholders and vendor partners, including project management support for the Director of Communications, tracking both tasks and timelines across multiple projects.
Implement integrated marketing communications and brand strategy across a variety of channels (i.e. digital and print).
Oversee design and production of internal communications and marketing materials from inception to deployment, supporting a broad range of Stanford Seed programs. More specifically:
Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication (i.e. newsletters, and articles) on topics of moderate complexity and with a distinct Stanford Seed style and voice.
Write, design, and produce assets (such as invitations and emails) for audiences that meet the brand standards and deadlines.
Compile, catalogue, and edit content including but not limited to photos, videos, backgrounders, biographies, executive talking points, and other related materials.
Maintain Seed's digital asset library and photo database.
Assist with the coordination and management of film and photo shoots, both domestically and internationally.
Track and manage targeted email campaigns to key Seed audiences.
Make needed website updates across all of Seed's programs to ensure web content is dynamic and up-to-date.
Review and enhance high-profile presentations to ensure clarity and compliance with brand standards.
Help increase engagement of target audiences (including students, volunteers, and Seed Transformation Program applicants/participant leaders) across key communications channels, including social media and mobile platforms.
Conduct market research, including competitive benchmarking, and analyze campaign/program/service/event effectiveness used to inform decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation and customer targeting.
Launch and maintain community engagement with the network of past program participants utilizing Workplace by Facebook.
Collaborate with work groups and program leads to plan and execute events and visits by important Stanford Seed stakeholders that support marketing objectives.
Capture and communicate success stories and lessons learned across the organization,
Develop and manage a repository of Seed Transformation Program success stories that stem from our regional centers around the world.
Identify programmatic insights gained by Stanford Seed's teams, and be responsible for sharing the learning with the broader organization.
Manage external inquiries about Stanford Seed's programs, and make recommendations to the leadership team around potential collaborations and opportunities.
Manage vendors/consultants on specific projects.
Manage communication or marketing related invoice processing.
Oversee interns and other contingent staff; provide staff training.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Previous experience in product, program, and/or services marketing.
Ability to drive cross-functional groups toward a common goal.
Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Understands how to implement integrated marketing programs across channels including digital and print.
Experience with market research and data analysis.
Demonstrated problem solver.
Excellent written, visual, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
In addition, the following are strongly preferred:
Demonstrated experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Powerpoint, Word, and Excel), and Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop).
Demonstrated proficiency with Customer Relationship Management software (Marketing Cloud, Salesforce, or similar), Content Management Systems (Drupal or similar)
Experience with and understanding of web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools, and current communication trends.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders.
Ability to navigate through ambiguity.
Certifications and Licenses:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
Rarely sort/file paperwork.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: Graduate School of Business, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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