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Communication Manager (Hybrid)

Stanford University
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

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Communication Manager (Hybrid)🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Communications📅Mar 11, 2024 Post Date📅102521 Requisition #The Department of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University, School of Medicine is seeking a Communications Manager (Public Relations Officer 2) to lead, coordinate, and implement communication programs for the department. This key role will partner with department leadership to develop and refresh communication strategies both externally and internally through print communications, web and digital communications/media, in addition to coordinate media relations programs and efforts. The Communications Manager will provide critical strategic oversight with the goal of increasing the Department of Neurosurgery’s national and international visibility, positioning it as a leader in clinical practice, basic science, translational and clinical research. The position will report directly to the Administrative Manager for the Chair’s Office and will maintain routine interaction with the Department Chair.

The successful candidate will be able to develop strong working relationships with communication partners and constituents in the broader Stanford Medicine, including the School of Medicine, Stanford Healthcare, and Stanford Children’s Health. The role is expected to be front facing and visible to external constituents, faculty and staff, and expected to integrate into the department community and culture. The position will supervise one staff resource to support the department’s current and future communication efforts.

Duties include:

    Formulate and execute strategic plan for external and internal communications.Provide public relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the university.Plan and execute activities to support public relations objectives.Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts.Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners.Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.Identify and maintain professional relationships with key press, policy influencers and community leaders.Prepare content for internal or external newsletters. Understand email and digital content distribution.Assist in developing strategies for brand managements, reputation management and issues management of moderate complexity.Assist with the design and implementation of effective constituent communications programs and social media strategies.Serve as a project leader for public relations activities of small to moderate complexity.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.


Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.


    Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and advanced 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.
* - 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.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,

The expected pay range for this position is $112,000 to $126,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4263
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: I
  • Requisition ID: 102521
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible


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