Executive Director for Strategic Communications (Associate Administrator)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Apr 06, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10113

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Associate Administrator manages one or more College administrative functions.  He/she develops, implements, and assesses programs and services to produce high-quality results and meet strategic goals.  He/she also coordinates activities among different units, and with areas outside the College, and may oversee staff, budget, operations, and facilities.


Associate Administrator




The Executive Director for Strategic Communications Relations will report to the Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Relations and will be responsible for the following:
- Developing and executing communication strategies that provide centralized messaging for Medgar Evers College to external audiences.
- Providing support to departments and maintaining visibility on activities, decisions, and issues that need to be shared internally and/or externally.
- Developing, writing, and producing any documents necessary to sharing information externally or internally. This covers press releases, background papers, fact sheets, question-and-answer documents, high-level speeches, etc.
- Giving briefings to stakeholders in communications office as media requests are received.
- Providing accurate, coordinated, and timely information to the media and the public during a crisis situation.
- Planning programs that promote good will and fostering relationship with community leaders.
- Coordinating closely with the Community Relations office to establish new initiatives.
- Developing communication strategies to engage the community in Medgar Evers activities and engaging Medgar Evers College in the community's activities.
- Organizing media training for senior level staff; scheduling editorial boards; and serving as a spokesperson at public forums.
- Ensuring that Medgar Evers College has a robust social media presence, including accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc.
- Working closely with all departments to disseminate information to the public via these means.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.  All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.  Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.


Advanced degree preferred; (10) ten years of extensive experience, including four years in developing and managing integrated communications activities as well as supervision of staff and budget; experience with the technical fields of web design, print design, writing and editing, marketing, brand management, and public relations; experience working with local and national media outlets; and experience in higher education communications and marketing.

The candidate must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues and all internal and external partners with a high degree of professionalism. Ability to manage numerous tasks and work as part of a team.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


To apply, please log on to: www.cuny.edu. Click on "Employment" and scroll down to "Search for Jobs." Click on "Search Job Listings" and select job category "Executive."
JOB ID:10113

Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click the appropriate link to register. Applicants must upload one document which includes cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references including names, telephone numbers, and addresses.


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin March 31, 2014.


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