Job Number: 78181
For nearly four decades, the Stanford Humanities Center has been a hub for pioneering research in the humanities. The Humanities Center hosts annual fellows and international visitors; cutting-edge research workshops; and over 50 public events with luminary figures in various humanities disciplines. The center energizes the university with intellectual and creative vigor, fosters interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, and enriches our understanding of our common humanity. Since its inception in 1980, the Humanities Center has grown to support close to 50 scholars annually, making it the largest institute of its kind in the country. http://shc.stanford.edu/
The Communications Manager is responsible for all communications and public relations for the Stanford Humanities Center. The Communications Manager develops and manages content for a broad suite of outreach platforms including websites, social media outlets, and development collateral materials. This work includes, but is not limited to: writing articles/publications, newsletters, marketing, social media and messaging, branding, graphic standards, website presence. This position reports to the Assistant Director, the Center's development officer.
Under minimal supervision, provide support in planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs. Develop external written communications and design and coordinate media relations programs and efforts.
- 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.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and 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.
- 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.
- 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 University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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.
Location: Dean of Research
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
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.