The Director of Executive Communications is responsible for developing the strategy for the Miami University president’s written, digital/interactive and verbal communications and messaging. S/he ensures articulation of the president’s goals and objectives for the University’s mission, values and strategic direction in communications and media. The director works closely with external units including senior leadership, development, alumni relations, marketing and communications and government relations.
Responsibilities include: • Under collaboration with and under the general director of the vice president of university communications and marketing/CMCO, assists in developing the strategy and framework for Miami University’s internal communications, including senior leadership communication strategies. • Works to ensure that top leadership is reflecting Miami University of Ohio’s strengths in all forms of executive communication, ensuring consistent alignment of messaging among all senior leaders. • Coordinates alongside the VP/CMCO internal messaging strategies for major university announcements along with regular internal presidential and university messages. This includes the president’s e-newsletter, Miami Matters and peer-to-peer strategies. education and related issues. • Provides oversight and collaboration with UCM staff to produce the annual President’s Report and Diversity Report. • Assists in strategizing opportunities and identifying events that require strategic messaging and talking points. • Serves on the UCM leadership team.
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, or related field. • At least two years’ professional experience writing executive or legislative communications. • Experience using different media including Web, social media, and traditional environments to communicate. • Strong writing portfolio with experience in researching topics, writing and editing varied types of content. • Collaborative and open to input and new ideas; comfortable working in a rapid-response, team environment. • Interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of audiences -- including faculty, students, leadership, staff, alumni, community groups, donors, and elected officials. • Nimble, flexible writer skilled in a variety of approaches for engaging audiences. • Experience and comfort working in a deadline-driven writing environment of multiple projects and quick turn-around requirements. • Detail-oriented with skills in time and organizational management. • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite including PowerPoint, and experience in crafting messages for an executive in social tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat.
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“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”