Strategic Communications and Brand Manager

Sep 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Strategic Communications and Brand Manager

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Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research.
With more than 2,300 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 30 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,900 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.6B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford's largest school and truly a complex organization.
Holistically, Stanford Medicine is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.
Stanford Medicine seeks a skilled professional to be a key player under the Senior Director, Operations and Strategic Marketing Initiatives in the development and implementation of marketing, branding, and internal communications initiatives.
Duties include:
  • Participate in the development and execution of marketing and communication strategies that advance internal engagement for Stanford Medicine.
  • Provide oversight and management of Stanford Medicine and University brand and event policies and collaborate with faculty staff, and students to ensure compliance.
  • Lead the development and execution of internal Stanford Medicine brand and communications projects, including collaboration with other university departments.
  • Manage and liaise between internal stakeholders and our external communications and brand strategy firm. Lead research efforts for any background information needed to inform marketing, branding, and/or communications plans/programs.
  • Remain current in branding trends and best practices and apply learnings to SoM brand strategy.
  • Facilitate vendor relationships and monitor against deliverable timelines.
* - Other duties may also be assigned EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Previous experience in product, program and/or services marketing.
  • Ability to drive cross-functional groups toward a common goal.
  • Experience with project management and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understands how to implement integrated marketing programs across channels including digital and print.
  • Experience with market research and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated problem solver.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

  • 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 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,

Job: Marketing

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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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.