School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University (HCBSS) is the successor to the Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies (SCBS). Originally founded in 1997, the Center was renamed in 2008, with an endowment from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and matching funds from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. HCBSS is dedicated to the promotion of both the academic study and public understanding of the Buddhist tradition. The Center serves to coordinate, support, and develop the university's resources for Buddhist Studies in four general areas: academic programs, collaborative research, scholarly communication, and public outreach.
The Department of Buddhist Studies is seeking a Communications Associate. The Communications Associate will work under the general supervision of the Executive Director and must possess and demonstrate a positive outlook on continuous process improvement efforts while maintaining a team-based and customer-focused mindset. It is critical that the holder of this position exhibit the abilities to practice sound judgment and decision-making, effective written & oral communication, strong attention to detail and respectful relationship management. This position must also exhibit a strong desire to continuously learn new and unfamiliar business topics, policies and procedures as they relate to Communications - the ability to translate this information into operational successes will be critical.
This is a two year, fixed term position. If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.
In this role, you will:
Participate in communication deliverables in an area of expertise for a program.
Develop communications for various content delivery channels.
Produce materials according to defined requirements using software applications and mediums.
Work with vendors to obtain information to evaluate quality, process, and costs to support vendor selection.
Maintain knowledge by attending webinars, conferences, networking etc. to remain at the forefront of current industry standards, trends and technology.
Compile data, illustrations, photos, and pictures for assignments.
Work in collaboration with Institutional Communicators on media relations content and other areas.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience required. M.A. in Buddhist Studies or closely related field and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience highly preferred..
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
Capacity to synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood
Experience with managing projects to specifications and to meet expected deadlines
Ability to perform detailed work with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Knowledge of general topics in Buddhist Studies
Familiarity with general Buddhist Studies terminology
Experience in writing for an academic audience
Flexibility and ability to move across multiple communications platform
Knowledge of at least one of the following canonical languages of Buddhism: Chinese, Japanese, Pali, Sanskrit, or Tibetan
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Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
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.
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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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