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The Assistant Director of Dean Communication is responsible for the execution of the Dean's executive visibility and communication strategy across all communication channels - helping to achieve the Dean's tactical, reputational, and relational communication goals for multiple internal and external audiences, in concert with Weill Cornell Medicine's (WCM) overall communication strategy.
The role collaborates closely with the Assistant Vice Provost for Communications and Public Affairs, Director of Board Engagement, and the Dean's Administrative Director, and interacts regularly with other members of the Office of the Dean, Dean's Leadership Council, and Office of the Secretary.
Oversees internal and external communications from the Office of the Dean.
Designs, develops, and implements communication tactics that resonate with internal and external audiences to achieve institutional priorities and promote WCM's mission
Including Dean's presentations/reports to Board, Committees, Trustees, campus community, faculty councils, public, and external bodies (AAMC, Council of Deans, AMSNY, etc.)
Prepares the Dean for communication engagements, handling or directing the creation of supporting materials (e.g., scripts, talking points, presentations, broadcast messages), and managing presentation coaching and rehearsals.
Catalogs stories and intelligence to help develop a coordinated, thematic content strategy for the Dean, ensuring key audiences receive appropriate and timely updates. Develops and edits ad hoc communications from the Dean as necessary.
Partners with leadership and colleagues to document core messages and contributes to the development of compelling content that highlights mission accomplishments and supports institutional priorities.
Coordinates regularly with the Admin Dir to prioritize the Dean's engagements, correspondence, events, and responses to inquiries as necessary.
Assists in crisis scenarios, coordinating with the Dean, External Affairs (EA) leadership, and mission Deans to inform community and develop public statements as necessary.
In collaboration with EA leadership, provides input and insights to help continuously improve the executive communication strategy. Identifies successes, challenges, and recommends new courses of action to improve upon relevant goals.
Documents operating models for Dean communication, including policies, procedures, and playbooks; feedback and listening mechanisms; and a measurement and reporting framework.
Creates materials for briefings, assembling relevant facts, figures, and talking points.
Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in communications, journalism, or English.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience in an academic medical center is preferred.
Minimum of 8 years of professional communications experience, preferably including leadership communication support.
Experience working with senior-level faculty and administration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent writing ability, with a talent for understanding, simplifying, and translating complex information clearly and concisely for various unique audiences.
An exceptional ability to deliver influential, sensible communication counsel confidently; remain calm and composed under pressure; and exercise discretion and excellent judgment, especially during crisis and other sensitive communication situations
Excellent verbal communications skills.
A creative team player who can easily foster relationships across organizations, enabling a positive, forward-looking environment.
The ability to prioritize and reprioritize work as needed, with a problem-solving, growth-oriented mindset that welcomes feedback.
Technical writing experience is a plus.
Demonstrates the values and ethos of the organization in everyday operations.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Flexibility in terms of availability for projects and off-hour responsiveness.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians and scientists in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists - faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization - are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Behavioral Health Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a global healthcare leader known for the world-class patient care, cutting-edge research and top-ranked education. Every day, the employees of Weill Cornell Medicine improve lives across the city and around the globe. They help patients stay well, and our benefits and programs aim to help our employees and their families stay well by supporting their physical, financial, and professional health.