Stanfords Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, seeks a talented individual to serve as the Communications Manager at one of the countrys leading interdisciplinary, university-based research and training centers addressing critical international security issues. CISAC draws on leading scholars from a range of disciplines, integrating political, regional, and scientific expertise in international affairs, and applying this expertise to policy-relevant solutions. Candidates should have a keen interest in and knowledge of international affairs, as they would be working with some of the worlds leading scholars focused on global security issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, biosecurity, counter-terrorism and regional conflict. We are looking for a candidate with strong social media skills who is enthusiastic about trying new storytelling techniques and platforms.
Under the guidance of senior management, the Communications Manager will plan, coordinate and implement communication programs for the center, including internal and external written communications, web and digital communications, and media relations programs and efforts. The Communication Manager will also be responsible for developing innovative and exciting methods for increasing the visibility of CISAC and its facultys activities to relevant and specified audiences. This position works closely with other communications officers at the Freeman Spogli Institute and across campus.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Provide public relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the university.
Plan and execute activities to support public relations objectives.
Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts.
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners
Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.
Identify and maintain professional relationships with key press, policy influencers and community leaders.
Prepare content for internal or external newsletters. Understand email and digital content distribution.
Assist in developing strategies for brand managements, reputation management and issues management of moderate complexity.
Assist with the design and implementation of effective constituent communications programs and social media strategies.
Serve as a project leader for public relations activities of small to moderate complexity.
Upload and manage the print and visual content on the centers website.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and advanced 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.
A proven track record in communications and social media strategy and management.
Experience in web-publishing, knowledge of the Drupal content management system preferred.
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 Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
For consideration please provide resume and cover letter. All final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.
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