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Duke University School of Nursing
Dean’s Communications Strategist
Job Code: 1218 Job Level: 13
Updated: November 11, 2021
The Dean’s Communications Strategist is responsible for implementing the vision and communication strategies for the dean by designing high quality and innovative communications including articles, publications, presentations, press releases and constituent messaging to support the Dean’s priority initiatives.
This position reports to the Dean with significant interaction and accountability to the Assistant Dean, Communications, Marketing and Business Development
- Provide communication support to the Dean by drafting speeches, scripts, briefings, and documents. Develop internal and external messages that are built upon a strong understanding of the Dean’s authentic voice, style, and preferences.
- Coordinate, prioritize, and develop timelines and create a variety of advanced level PowerPoint presentations for the Dean’s use at national and international speaking engagements. Content for presentations involve researching topics of interest to the school including health care delivery, disparities, and inequities. Ensure consistency with school and university identity as appropriate for the project.
- Develop materials from inception to finished product, including keynote speeches, internal and external presentations and slide decks, scripts and talking points, briefing documents to prepare for events and meetings, blogs, social media content, and other internal communications. Ensure appropriate review and approval process is consistently followed.
- Create an online visibility plan for the Dean that includes social media and integrates with school, university, and Duke Health online visibility; shape a visibility plan that can be a model to grow other senior leader profiles.
- Conduct research to support communications projects.
- Support coordination across the Dean’s Office and Communications and Marketing Team by ensuring the Dean and Assistant Dean are aware of and supportive of shared and independent executive communications assignments and projects. Maintain systems to share key messages with other members of the communications team and colleagues.
- Coordinate with the communications team, Duke Communications, Duke Health Communications, and others about media relations.
- As necessary, coordinate with external hosts about Dean speaking engagement logistics and ensure information and/or briefings are effectively managed for the Dean and Dean support team.
- Stay current on relevant nursing, health policy, and health equity topics and issues that should be reflected in or referenced in executive communications.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Work requires communications, marketing, strategic planning, analytical and organizational skills generally required through completion of Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, or a related field.
Requires four years of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field with experience posting and publishing through print and electronic mediums, including content management systems. Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills necessary to manage and coordinate a variety of tasks.
- Proven expertise in communication and related activities
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
- Proven expertise in copywriting
- Solid knowledge of MS Office
- Advanced level PowerPoint expertise
- Ability to create data-driven presentations including data visualization and presenting data in an influential way
- Solid understanding of project management principles
- Understanding of health care delivery, the nursing profession, public health
- Ability to relationship-build, enthusiasm, positive attitude, ability to set/adhere to deadlines, proactivity, teamwork.
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