Executive Communications Officer
Executive Communications Officer
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in English,
Communications, or related field. Six (6) years of progressively
responsible experience in executive communications for a CEO or
senior leader in a corporation, government, or non-profit
organization. Highly developed strategic and critical thinking to
identify and align issues with organizational priorities.
*Writing samples will be requested from those candidates selected
for an interview.
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Additional years
(7+) of progressively responsible experience in executive
communications for a CEO or senior leader in a corporation,
government, or non-profit organization. Experience supporting a
president or a senior leadership position in higher education or an
academic medical center. Experience working with social media
platforms in creating and implementing programs. Experience
developing thought leadership opportunities and content.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Executive Communications Officer, reporting to the Vice
President for Marketing and Communications, will be an experienced
and skilled communications professional and a core member of the
university's Marketing and Communications team. The successful
candidate will strategize, build and execute a communications
strategy for Stony Brook University's President. This will include
external messaging, employee communication, social media content
development, crafting briefing materials, speechwriting, developing
campus-wide messaging, and creating thought leadership content
including opinion pieces to inform and educate, which align with
Stony Brook University's mission, vision, and priorities.
The candidate must be able to work comfortably and confidentially
with top administrators in all areas of the University and be
available to respond to critical requests for information in short
timeframes while juggling multiple priorities.
The Executive Communications Officer will proactively drive the
daily messaging agenda of the President, maintaining a thorough
understanding of current priorities, creating a cadence of
deliverables, and working to improve upon strategies, practices,
and policy. This will be achieved by staying up to date on Stony
Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine activities, current
events and trends, and assisting with operations and policy
development processes, to provide timely, consistent messaging
across multiple communication channels and in coordination with
other campus community stakeholders. Excellent judgement, as well
as accuracy and care in dissemination of information is critical.
Incumbent will also support crisis communications messaging and
strategy as needed. The ability to work independently and the
ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and respond
quickly and professionally under pressure are also essential for
this role. The Officer must have excellent written, interpersonal
and verbal communications skills.
- Incumbent will have primary responsibility to strategize,
create, systemize and execute the daily messaging agenda of the
President, maintaining a thorough understanding of institutional
priorities and creating an appropriate cadence of deliverables.
This includes creating and managing a communications calendar,
external messaging, campus-wide messaging, employee communication,
social media content development, developing talking points,
speechwriting, and preparing briefing materials. The candidate must
be able to work comfortably and confidentially with top
administrators in all areas of the University and Hospital,
understand institutional priorities and timing, and integrate with
others in the marketing and communications division, as well as
external consultants, to help maintain consistent messaging across
- Working with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications
and other senior leadership, Incumbent will be responsible to
strategize, research and craft thought leadership content to be in
trade, regional, national and/or international media outlets,
including opinion pieces to inform and educate and which aligns
with Stony Brook University's mission, vision, and priorities.
- Incumbent will support SBU and SBM crisis communication
messaging and strategy as needed.
- Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and
This is a Management Confidential position. This is a full time
appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime
provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to
maintain FLSA exemption.
This has been designated as an essential
position based on the duties of the job and the functions
performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to
report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and
the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH)
order that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require
all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates
who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the
vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional
job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with
the vaccine protocol. The order also includes those who may be
affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing
home. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with
reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in
diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working
environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic
information, veteran status and all other protected classes under
federal or state laws.
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the
university Office of Equity and Access (OEA) at or visit OEA
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Job Number: 2104126Official Job Title: Public Relations OfficerJob
Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)Primary
Location: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Marketing and
CommunicationsSchedule: Full-time Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours:
37.5 Posting Start Date: Oct 19, 2021Posting End Date: Nov 18,
2021, 8:59:00 PMSalary:Commensurate with experience.Appointment
Type: RegularSalary Grade:MP4
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