Director of Public Relations, Industry Relations and International Medicine
Job Number: 82817
Job Code: 4264 Job Grade: K
Stanford University School of Medicine was founded in 1858 with a mission to be a premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research.
With over 2,000 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education and patient care effort, organized in 29 different departments and 9 different institutes and centers, supported by over 3,500 staff, occupying 2.5M square feet of academic space in over 80 buildings, and collectively generating about $2.4b in revenues, the Stanford University School of Medicine is a truly complex organization.
Stanford Medicine is the single brand used for 3 different entities: Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Stanford Medicine is led by a partnership among the Dean of the School of Medicine and Stanford's two hospital CEOs. Stanford Medicine's mission is: Through innovative discovery and the translation of new knowledge, we improve human health locally and globally. We serve our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care. We inspire and prepare the future leaders of science and medicine.
Stanford Medicine is seeking a Director of Public Relations, Industry Relations and International Medicine to provide leadership in planning, coordinating, and implementing communication programs for industry relations, digital health, and international medicine. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Industry Relations & Digital Health and Executive Director of International Medicine and Market Development, and working in close partnership with the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Director of External Communications, you will be responsible for both developing a public relations strategy and executing on tactics that shape perceptions of Stanford Medicine among external stakeholders including Media, Policymakers, Civic Leaders, and additional External Influencers.
Provide public relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the university, including on a national and international scale.
Develop, execute, edit, and oversee written communications of complex nature, including key content messages for speeches, presentations, magazine columns, correspondence, social media posts, and opinion pieces.
Develop strategies for brand managements, reputation management and issues management of moderate complexity.
Design and implement effective media relations programs with routine outreach to local and national news organizations.
Design and implement effective constituent communications programs.
Design and implement social media strategies.
Liaise with staff responsible for a variety of community outreach activities.
Leverage relationships with key reporters and editors, media, community and/or government leaders.
Establish relationships with key reporters and editors at top-tier and influential media outlets.
Participate in strategic planning, financial and business planning, special projects, and other assignments pertaining to the mission of communications and PR functions.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
Excellent written communication skills, outstanding research and analytical skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.
Mastery of skills in journalism and public relations.
Demonstrated public speaking skills.
Ability to work independently and autonomously.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment 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. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.