The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an experienced, creative, energetic and strategic communications professional to serve in the newly created Communications Director position. In collaboration with the Chair and Vice Chair the Director will create innovative and exciting methods for public awareness and engagement while increasing the visibility of the department and its faculty's activities to relevant and specified audiences.
The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the overall communications strategy for the Department. This includes, but is not limited to writing articles/publications, reporting, marketing, social media and messaging, branding, graphic standards and website presence
Core duties and responsibilities include:
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.
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Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.