The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is seeking a knowledgeable, dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented professional for the full-time position of Public Relations Officer.
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the 'Apply for Job' button. Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in communications and outreach, providing examples of your experience with writing, public speaking, and project management.
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economyboth domestic and foreignas well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
Under the guidance of senior management, plan, coordinate and implement communication programs for the Hoover Library & Archives. Develop internal and external written communications, web and digital communications, and collateral materials and coordinate media relations programs and efforts.
The successful candidate will write knowledgeably and clearly (for lay audiences) about Hoover's archival collections, research being conducted at the Institution, gallery exhibitions, programs, and events. The Public Relations Officer will work collaboratively across the organization, interfacing with archivists, development, fellows, public affairs, research operations, and strategic communications.
As a staff leader in communications, the Public Relations Officer will be expected to fulfill duties such as leading presentations, overseeing book publications based on Hoover Library & Archives collections, and proactively identifying content that should be communicated to key Hoover constituencies. The Public Relations Officer will select social media content and manage a part-time Web Coordinator responsible for maintaining and improving Hoover Library & Archives' online presence.
Provide public relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the university.
Plan and execute activities to support public relations objectives.
Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts.
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners
Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.
Identify and maintain professional relationships with key press, policy influencers and community leaders.
Prepare content for internal or external newsletters. Understand email and digital content distribution.
Assist in developing strategies for brand managements, reputation management and issues management of moderate complexity.
Assist with the design and implementation of effective constituent communications programs and social media strategies.
Serve as a project leader for public relations activities of small to moderate complexity.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
Conduct tours of the archives and presentations of archival materials for Hoover and Stanford staff, potential donors, classes, and a variety of visitors, as needed.
Oversee the development of the Library & Archives website and social media presence, including coordinating and generating new content, updating legacy content, and executing other web-related activities as needed; maintain active presence on the Library & Archives website by participating in its social media outreach. The Public Relations Officer will manage a part-time staff member dedicated to web and social media maintenance and development.
With the Library & Archives Director, develop, implement, and assess comprehensive marketing and communication initiatives for the Library & Archives, including internal and external promotion strategies; promote Library & Archives resources to the community of historians and other scholars, based on knowledge of and research among the holdings; liaise with Hoover Institution Communications, Marketing, and Development departments, and others, as necessary, to create and edit promotional content highlighting the Library & Archives.
Manage Library & Archives book projects as a liaison with Hoover Press and other publishers, as needed.
*Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Advanced degree in communications, archival practice and theory, twentieth- or twenty-first-century history, English, or relevant academic discipline preferred.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and advanced 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.
Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.
Demonstrated advanced writing skills with the ability to synthesize materials from multiple sources and capacity to change voice and writing style to fit a particular audience and purpose.
Demonstrated knowledge of twentieth- and/or twenty-first-century history highly desirable.
Demonstrated understanding of academic libraries highly desirable.
Knowledge of one or more foreign languages, particularly Japanese, Chinese, Russian, or Polish, highly desirable.
Proven success in managing complex publication production processes, including design and printing.
Ability to interact with a diverse staff and public; work collegially with supervisor, peers, faculty, and other staff; and exhibit understanding of importance of public service to both the Hoover Institution and outside clientele.
Certifications and Licenses:
Sit a great deal of the time; perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 15 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
Occasionally use a telephone, operate hand controls.
Must be able to push and maneuver a fully loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
* 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.
May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as 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.
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