The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society seeks to hire an energetic, creative person to join our team as our Communications Manager. As home to an array of programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as the host of numerous public events with renowned speakers, the Center is committed to bringing ethical reflection to bear on important social problems through research, teaching, and engagement.
As an integral member of the Center's small team, the Communications Manager leads and manages daily/weekly tasks and longer-term projects to craft the identity and promote the work of the Center to both external and internal audiences. We are looking for an organized, motivated storyteller who can balance routine communications outputs with experimental, new strategies to showcase the full range of the Center's work.
The job responsibilities include: generate content for and maintain the Center's website and social media channels; produce online and print publications; coordinate the production and posting of video/photos from our events; identify and write stories, including translating academic research into accessible and compelling material for the broader public; and seek to place stories with and respond to queries from journalists.
The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a collaborative environment, be comfortable with the ever-changing nature of communication technologies, and be motivated to experiment with those technologies to illuminate ethical issues in public life.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and a resume.
Under minimal supervision, provide support in planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs. Develop external written communications and design and coordinate media relations programs and efforts.
Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts.
Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.
Assist in identifying and maintaining professional relationships with key press and community leaders.
Assist in preparing content for internal or external newsletters. Understand email and digital content distribution.
Identify internal and external individuals/groups to attend and/or speak at public meetings or other events and maintain active relations with these individuals/groups.
Coordinate media, community or government relations, and ensure logistics and preparations are handled.
* Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Prior experience working in a university environment a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.
Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.
Highly Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong knowledge of social media tools.
Expertise with HTML/Drupal and familiarity with video editing software
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 his or her job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends. The Center sponsors approximately 6 public events per quarter. Most often these events occur in the evening and you must be able to attend these events.
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.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, 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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