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Executive Communications Manager - Office of the President

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

Job Details

The Office of the President is seeking an Executive Communications Manager to join its communications team! In this position, you will be expected to plan, develop, edit and track a range of high-level, potentially sensitive executive communication projects for the university’s president.

Your core responsibilities will include:
  • Writing and developing speeches, talking points, reports, presentations, op-eds, statements, daily correspondence and other written materials for the Office of the President.

  • Coordinating communication efforts that align with the university’s priority areas.

  • Modifying copy to communicate to a range of audiences, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, the media, policymakers, the community and the institution’s Board of Trustees.

  • Translating sophisticated concepts into accessible language that is factually correct, clear and compelling.

  • Working as part of the Executive Communications team, and alongside other executive communicators, while engaging in original research, writing, editing and content development.

  • Working discreetly on sensitive or confidential assignments, including exercising sound editorial judgment in high-pressure, tight-deadline scenarios.

Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Flexibility, excellence, accountability and passion are vital qualities within the Office of the President. The ideal candidate for this position should have a high regard for these same competencies and qualities and be able to navigate a wide range of personalities, internal partners and external contacts with a high level of integrity.

You should demonstrate:
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Strong project management and especially time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Exercise good judgment and decision making

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

  • At least five years communications experience

  • Prior experience in higher education or academia is helpful, but not required

  • A combination of education and proven experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered

  • Successful background check

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: .

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it’s about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function


Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:
  • Please visit Why Carnegie Mellon to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran .

  • Statement of Assurance


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