This is a three year fixed term position; full- time with benefits.
Stanford University is one of the world's leading universities, with a mission of contributing to humanity through its teaching, research and patient care. Join an extraordinary community of accomplished and innovative people, passionately dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and its application for the benefit of our wider world.
University Communications provides support and campus leadership in planning, coordinating and implementing strategic communications programs that support Stanford and its mission. University Communications is responsible for brand positioning and strategy; issues and reputation management; crisis communications; oversight of digital content and top-level web and social media platforms; media relations and news services; executive communications; major publications; and a campus video production service. University Communications coordinates with communications professionals across the university.
The Director of Student Communications is a fixed-term position for a duration of three years. The person in this position will engage with colleagues in University Communications and in student-facing organizations such as Student Affairs; the offices of the vice provosts for undergraduate and graduate education; and Residential and Dining Enterprises to coordinate all student-facing communications at Stanford. The position will report to the associate vice president for University Communications.
RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
Creating and implementing strategies for the most effective ways to communicate with Stanford's student populations.
Coordinating with communications colleagues in student-facing organizations on creation and dissemination of messages. Ensuring cohesive messaging across units.
Assisting with the crafting of student-facing communications as necessary.
Serving as primary point of contact to ensure information flows smoothly between student-facing organizations, Stanford leadership and University Communications.
Working closely with students to understand their communications needs and preferences and incorporating those perspectives into strategic plans.
A commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Other duties may be assigned.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION, YOU WILL BRING:
Bachelor's degree and minimum of seven years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Experience in an educational setting and in working with student populations strongly preferred.
Demonstrated experience in crafting and implementing communications strategies.
Excellent writing skills and the ability to incorporate feedback from multiple sources and diverse perspectives.
Ability to articulate ideas and information clearly and accurately in conversation.
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal stakeholders across the university.
Ability to synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.
Strong organizational and time management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once and consistently meet tight deadlines.
Certifications and Licenses: None
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 the job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
On call and ability to respond 24/7.
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.
Why Stanford is for You:
Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
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.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Office of University Communications, 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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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.