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We're looking for an experienced Executive Communications Lead to join our Marketing Communications team. In this role, you'll help the Dean and the school's senior leaders create strategic communications that articulate the future vision and direction of the GSB, develop remarks, presentations and articles that reinforce key messages, and be responsible for leveraging existing and developing new channels or events that provide opportunities to engage with internal and external audiences.
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, this is a unique opportunity to work closely with faculty, alumni, staff and students to develop content that strengthens, extends, and protects the reputation of Stanford GSB.
You will bring strategic communications program experience, creativity, and an ability to thrive in an environment that requires thinking about the big picture while also managing a steady flow of remarks and writing. You will have excellent judgment and be able to understand the varied perspectives of a diverse set of constituents. You will have experience acting as a thought-partner with senior leaders in business or academia and have excellent writing skills.
You will have strong collaboration skills, and the ability to work across all organizations at the GSB.
This is a full-time position located on the Stanford GSB campus in Palo Alto, California.
Provide broad support and leadership in planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs for a major university unit or university-wide program. Oversee external written and digital communications and media relations and assist with strategic planning efforts.
Design and execute strategic communications for the GSB leadership that clearly articulates key messages to a wide range of constituents. Be willing to challenge the status-quo and provide ideas about how to make communications exceptional in content and format.
Work closely with teams across the school -- including External Relations, Development, MBA Programs, MBA Admissions, Student Life, Faculty, and others -- to enable comprehensive communications that are reinforced by the many impactful research programs and people stories at the GSB.
Be an active member of the strategic communications team and collaborate on global media opportunities, reputation management, and issue management.
Develop, execute, edit, and oversee written communications of complex nature, including key content messages for remarks, speeches, presentations, magazine columns, correspondence, and opinion pieces.
Attend and support the leadership at high impact events. This may include traveling to these events.
Own and manage internal Dean's events - town halls, staff meetings, etc. Be willing to explore new ways to accomplish communication goals.
Design and implement effective constituent communications programs.
Build strong relationships and provide strategic and tactical communications advice to the Dean and his senior leaders.
Pitch in on a wide range of communications tasks.
May supervise others.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written communication skills, outstanding research and analytical skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proofreading
Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people
Mastery of skills in journalism and public relations
Demonstrated public speaking skills
Experience working in academia
Proven ability to provide deep and original thinking about complex issues
Certifications and Licenses:
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.
*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.
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