The Presidential Speechwriter/Presidential Communications Director reports to and supports a highly visible and strongly engaged President, fulfilling a key role in ensuring the intentional and effective communication of President’s vision, priorities, interests, perspective, and style. They are attuned to the University’s context and those of the various communities that the University serves and engages. They work closely with University leaders to remain apprised of the University’s issues and positions and to collaborate and coordinate on Presidential communications. Using superior writing and communication skills, the Presidential Speechwriter/Presidential Communications Director prepares speeches, talking points, remarks, stories, articles, news releases, op-ed pieces, reports, executive correspondence, and social media communications for the President. The Presidential Speechwriter/Presidential Communications Director serves as the chief communications counsel to the President. They find and tell compelling stories and know the perfect words for the right moment. They are professionally proficient in both English and Spanish, experienced in sophisticated writing and editing in both languages, and know how to engage varied audiences.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.