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News and Content Director - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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News and Content Director - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Position Purpose

The director of communications for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences creates, delivers, and leads its communications strategy, working closely with partners across Dartmouth to support and promote the work of Arts & Sciences divisions, departments, and programs through a variety of communications channels and services. The director is a staff member in the Office of Communications and reports to the vice president for communications.


Strategic Communications – 35%

  • Provide strategic communications advice and recommendations to the dean of the faculty and the associate deans regarding communications initiatives, strategies, and issues management and resolution
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy and plans aligned with the dean’s priorities and the Office of Communications strategic plan
  • Engage with other Dartmouth offices and the media on sensitive, controversial, or high-impact topics
  • Build productive relationships and work effectively with groups and organizations across Dartmouth
  • Initiate and manage programs and projects that span a wide range of communications activities, including public and media relations, alignment with Dartmouth branding, marketing, internal communications, and issues management
  • Facilitate communications between A&S and the Office of Communications regarding important issues related to A&S

Media Relations – 15%

  • Function as the primary media contact and media relations expert/spokesperson for A&S
  • Create a media calendar to identify and plan for seasonal communications needs
  • Provide media training to faculty members and staff as requested
  • Respond to inquiries from the student newspaper
  • Develop media strategy for the dean of the faculty

External Communications – 25%

  • Identify emerging opportunities for communicating about the work of A&S and its essential contributions to teaching, scholarship, and research
  • Coordinate with the Office of Communications to develop communications plans and related documents for the rollout of A&S announcements
  • Develop and oversee an A&S social media strategy in consultation with the Office of Communications
  • Provide guidance and standards for the Dean of the Faculty’s website as well as for department/program websites
  • Support the dean of the faculty in the development of remarks, FAQs, op-eds, presentations, and talking points 

Internal Communications – 25%

  • Work closely with the dean of the faculty office academic leadership and administrative staff and develop strong relationships with faculty and staff throughout A&S to disseminate effective, ongoing communications across divisions, departments, and programs
  • Manage the production and delivery of a regular pan-divisional newsletter
  • Assist with drafting and editing A&S policies, announcements, and other writing projects

Required Qualifications-Education and Years of Experience

  • Bachelors plus 6 or more years' experience or combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications-Skills, Knowledge and Abilities                 

  • At least 6 years or more of experience in communications, public relations, or marketing
  • A passion for higher education and working with students and faculty
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with a gift for storytelling and pitch-perfect tone
  • Outstanding judgement and political acumen
  • Experience working with media and media relations professionals
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a talent for collaboration and cooperation; ability to build consensus among diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute communication strategies for a complex organization
  • Crisis management experience
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects from inception to completion, adhering to deadlines, within budget, and with high quality
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and sustain project momentum over periods of time

Preferred Qualifications                

  • Previous experience in an educational or academic environment
  • Advanced degree preferred

For additional information and to apply, please visit 

Background Check           

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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