Communications Director (5887U) 27127
Communications Director (5887U) #27127
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Application Review Date
The position will remain open until filled.
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (“the Institute”) brings together researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change. The Institute serves as a national hub of a vibrant network of researchers and community partners, and, as such, plays a leadership role in translating, communicating, and facilitating research, policy, and strategic engagement for societal good. The Institute advances research and policy related to marginalized groups and social cleavages including disability, LGBTQ citizenship, race, religion, economics, public health, education, democracy and the new emerging research on global north/global south relations. The Institute represents a tremendous opportunity to bring leading researchers and substantial resources across disciplines to bear on society's pressing and pivotal issues related to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
The Communications Director is a senior leadership position and is responsible for all aspects of communication for an Institute whose visibility is high, but growing. Under the leadership of the Institute's Director john a. powell, the Communications Director oversees a comprehensive strategic communications program and leads efforts to actively infuse the Institute's body of research, both from the faculty clusters and research staff, into ongoing public debate and discussions while advancing the strategic narratives developed by the Institute and partners. To do so, the Communications Director leads organizational communication, including working with the Institute's various research programs and faculty clusters to translate research and disseminate results to targeted audiences such as policy makers, advocacy organizations, community organizations, the press, and other stakeholders using a wide variety of mediums such as digital media, social media, print media and events such as policy briefings.Early on, the Communications Director will be leading the roll out of the Institute's new name and brand that will be launched in Fall 2019.Ultimately, the Communications Director builds the Institute's brand and elevates the visibility and promotes the dissemination of Institute research.
The Communications Director should understand trends in the communications field and demonstrate thought leadership on Institute areas of research, and should be able to understand and parse key findings from our partners, clusters, and research teams, especially pertaining to message testing, survey results and public opinion, and apply those lessons to our communications strategies and products for greater impact. The Communication Director's purview extends beyond the traditional scope of messaging and media work toward moving big ideas and reframing issues for public discourse.
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range of the position is $84,000-135,000, commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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