Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
Provide broad support and leadership in planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs for a major university unit or university-wide program. Oversee external written and digital communications and media relations and assist with strategic planning efforts.
We're looking for an experienced Executive Communications Manager and Speechwriter to join our Marketing Communications team. In this role, you'll help the Dean and the school's senior leaders create strategic communications that clearly articulate the future vision and direction of the GSB, develop remarks, presentations and articles that reinforce key messages, and be responsible for leveraging existing and developing new channels or events that provide opportunities to engage with internal and external audiences.
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, this is a unique opportunity to work closely with faculty, alumni, staff and students to develop content that strengthens, extends, and protects the reputation of Stanford GSB.
You will bring strategic communications program experience, creativity, and an ability to thrive in an environment that requires thinking about the big picture while also managing a steady flow of remarks and writing. You will have excellent judgement and be able to understand the varied perspectives of a diverse set of constituents. You will have experience acting as a thought-partner with senior leaders in business or academia and have excellent writing skills. You will have strong collaboration skills, and the ability to work across all organizations at the GSB.
This is a full-time position located on the Stanford GSB campus in Palo Alto, California.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Design and execute strategic communications for the GSB leadership that clearly articulates key messages to a wide range of constituents.Be willing to challenge the status-quo and provide ideas about how to make communications exceptional in content and format.
Work closely with teams across the school including External Relations, Development, MBA Programs, MBA Admissions, Student Life, Marketing and Communications, Faculty, and others to enable comprehensive communications that are reinforced by the many impactful research programs and people stories at the GSB.
Be an active member of the strategic communications team and collaborate on global media opportunities, reputation management, and issue management.
Develop, execute, edit, and oversee written communications of complex nature, including key content messages for remarks, speeches, presentations, magazine columns, correspondence, and opinion pieces.
Attend and support important the leadership at high impact events.This will include traveling to these events.
Own and manage internal Dean's events - town halls, staff meetings, etc. Be willing to explore new ways to accomplish communication goals.
Design and implement effective constituent communications programs.
Build strong relationships and provide strategic and tactical communications advice to the Dean and his senior leaders.
Pitch in on a wide range of communications tasks.
May supervise others.
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Excellent written communication skills, outstanding research and analytical skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.
Mastery of skills in journalism and public relations.
Demonstrated public speaking skills.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Experience working in academia
Proven ability to provide deep and original thinking about complex issues
*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.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campusgardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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Location: Graduate School of Business, Stanford, 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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