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519180 - Director, Executive Communication

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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519180 - Director, Executive Communication

Classificaiton: Administrator II-Range A
Department: President’s Office
Sub-Division: President’s Office
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications  
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
The President's Office at California State University, Fullerton is seeking an exceptional individual to join the team as the Director, Executive Communications. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness..

The Executive Communications Director works collaboratively with the President's Cabinet to ensure the executive communications from and relating to the president align with the vision and the mission of the University. Works collaboratively with the Chief of Staff to ensure the president is prepared and staffed appropriately at all public events and to advise the president using information aggregated from Cabinet, the Chancellor's Office, and other relevant resources. Works as a liaison with the Chief of Staff between the president and the campus community as well as outside constituents. Works collaboratively with the Chancellor's Office and each of the vice president's communication teams to ensure all messaging is on brand with both the CSU mission and the president's vision for the University. With the approval of the president, serves as a delegate for the Chief of Staff and president in meetings and events the COS/President is unable to attend, such as the New Employee Welcome, WASC committee...etc. Works collaboratively with the University's Chief of Communications to ensure all press inquiries and public statements from the president are completed in a timely manner and approved by the president.

Manages, develops, plans, researches, and writes a wide array of communications on behalf of or in collaboration with the University President. Manages and administers multiple projects, including speeches, executive communications, campus announcements, opinion columns; position papers; briefings; podcast, social media pages, and content for other promotional or policy-related communications. The Executive Communications Director will be conversant with higher education current issues and trends and is responsible for remaining up to date with such information. Maintains editorial content on the Office of the President website, and maintains an editorial calendar. Produces original written materials including researching, conducting interviews, fact-checking, and editing. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related, applicable field and a minimum of five years of related professional experience researching, writing, editing, and proofing diverse editorial content, sometimes within highly condensed timeframes. Demonstrated ability to adapt writing to reflect the character, voice, and expressions of another person (e.g., an organization's chief executive). Experience in, knowledge of, and ability to synthesize and express complex public-policy issues related to higher education in California and the nation. Demonstrated ability to understand differing stakeholder audiences and differing content environments, adjusting editorial content accordingly. In-depth knowledge of overall university communication objectives. Ability to work independently, exercising sound judgment. Ability to understand issues from a broad, strategic perspective. Expert networking and interpersonal skills including strong consultative and persuasive skills to work with internal and external constituents. Demonstrated organizational skills. Proficiency in the use of general office equipment, Windows-based personal computers, and appropriate MS Office, administrative, and online content management applications.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

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Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2022 (9:00 PM)

Apply online at: jeid-12b8d50fd3af674a900ff71922cf4231
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