The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development is a new Stanford University research center under the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). The center's goal is to improve the lives of the world's poor by catalyzing research, energizing students, and collaborating with thought leaders around the globe.
The center works to convene and support a multi-disciplinary community of Stanford scholars who perform path-breaking research, create transformative student experiences, and shape policy and practice. The center supports three major types of activities: (1) Major multi-faculty research initiatives; (2) research support and community building activities; and (3) student programs that provide opportunities for research, study, and hands-on experience, on and beyond campus.
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The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development is seeking motivated and qualified candidates for a full-time Communications Manager position. The Communications Manager will report to the Deputy Director of the Center and will work closely with the SIEPR Director of Communications.
Under minimal supervision and with guidance of senior management, the Communications Manager will provide support in plan planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs for the Center, including developing internal and external written communications, Web and digital communications, and collateral materials and coordinating media relations programs and efforts. The Communications Manager will also work with the development teams at SIEPR and the Center's partners at Stanford Seed and the GSB on stewardship of Center donors.
Ideal candidates will have a proven record of successful program management, demonstrating the ability to think and act independently, plan ahead, pay attention to detail, and communicate effectively. The successful candidate should thrive on interacting with a variety of individuals and supporting multiple programs in a fast-paced environment, and enjoy coordinating with a number of actors across the broader Stanford campus, including faculty. Interest in international development or related fields is a plus.
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.
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.
Supervise Web Coordinator.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Internal Number: 290871
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