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At a time of need for increased and innovative public health
communications, the Associate Dean of Strategic Communications in
the Brown University School of Public Health (SPH) is a
collaborative, creative, impact-focused leader and entrepreneurial
communications strategist. The incumbent is charged with overseeing
a fast-paced communications operation that advances the strategic
vision and priorities of Brown SPH and its students, staff and
faculty. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Public Health and
serving as an integral member of the School’s senior management
team, the Associate Dean of Strategic Communications leads the
development and execution of an iterative communications,
engagement and marketing strategy for the School
Integrating communications across all school functions, the
Associate Dean responsible for developing and overseeing a robust,
21st century communications and engagement strategy, including a
content generation and social media engagement strategy aimed at
building key audiences and impact in the areas of Public Health
education, research, policy and practice. The incumbent supports
and collaborates with enrollment colleagues to engage and nurture
prospective students around the world, applying cutting-edge
marketing and engagement tactics and connecting students to the
best Brown SPH has to offer. The incumbent guides and oversees
close collaboration with advancement colleagues to capture and
present via diverse assets and delivery mechanisms the most
compelling impact stories from SPH students, faculty, research and
As an ambassador for the school, the Associate Dean will interact
with all constituents, including the students, parents, faculty,
staff, and other stakeholders in the SPH and Brown communities. The
incumbent will support the Dean of the School of Public Health by
generating broader and more comprehensive awareness of the
qualities and character of the school community, in order to
achieve goals in thought leadership, research recognition,
enrollment and advancement, and ensure both impact and sustainable
The Associate Dean oversees two teams, one led by the Director of
Communications and focused on all school communications activities,
and one led by the Director of Events and focused on all in-person
and virtual, on-and off-campus events supporting the mission and
vision of the school.
The incumbent leverages across communications the attributes of a
leader who is invigorated by and eager to respond to the challenges
and opportunities brought about by historic changes in Public
Health, an ever-changing information ecosystem, and the disruption
and growth affecting institutions in Higher Ed. The incumbent
brings to their work a strategic vision, an innovative mindset, an
entrepreneurial background, a passion for Public Health, and
significant experience implementing modern marketing,
communications and engagement best practices.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in
marketing/communications/audience engagement roles.
- Broad and deep experience implementing modern marketing,
communications and engagement best practices.
- Extensive experience in an entrepreneurial environment and with
emerging information technologies and communications
- Experience in a departmental leadership role.
- Experience with strategic management of a brand and its voice
through diverse media to generate results.
- Knowledge of principles, tools and practices for measuring
performance of marketing efforts.
- Experience in managing operating budgets.
- Excellent writing and communications skills required.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a complex work environment and
meet deadlines effectively.
- Experience supervising and managing direct reports.
- A willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive
- A proven leader who is invigorated by and eager to respond to
the challenges and opportunities brought about by historic changes
in Public Health, an ever-changing information ecosystem, and the
disruption and growth affecting institutions in Higher Ed.
- Possesses strategic vision, an innovative mindset, an
entrepreneurial background, and a passion for Public Health.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background
check and education verification satisfactory to Brown
Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives
and cultures in an inclusive environment.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to meet project
needs and priorities.
This position is Hybrid Eligible.
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Associate Dean of Strategic Communications
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