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Stanford University is seeking a Communications Manager (75% FTE) for the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health in the School of Medicine. This position provides support in planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs for the department and its related Center and Education efforts. Develop external written communications and design and coordinate media relations programs and efforts. The position will manage and develop the department website, produce print and web materials, manage department social media accounts, develop communications strategy/branding and maintain department listservs. We are looking for a creative and self-motivated person who can serve as the key contact for all things communication related.
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 individuals/groups to attend and/or speak at public meetings or other events.
Coordinate media, community or government relations, and ensure logistics and preparations are handled.
Participate in development of communication deliverables in an area of expertise for a program
Compile data, illustrations, photos, and pictures for assignments
Participate in development of communication deliverables in an area of expertise for a program.
Develop communications of moderate complexity for various content delivery channels.
Produce materials according to defined requirements using software applications and mediums.
Work with vendors to obtain information to evaluate quality, process, and costs to support vendor selection.
Maintain knowledge by attending webinars, conferences, networking etc. to remain at the forefront of current industry standards, trends and technology.
May compile data, illustrations, photos, and pictures for assignments.
Work in collaboration with Institutional Communicators on media relations content and other areas.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
Capacity to synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.
Experience with managing projects to specifications and to meet expected deadlines.
Ability to perform detailed work with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
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.
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 bases 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.
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