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Executive Communications Officer

Employer
Stony Brook University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Executive Communications Officer

Executive Communications Officer

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
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.

Preferred Qualifications:
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 all platforms.
  • 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 departmental mission.

Special Notes:
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.

Essential Position: 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 application.

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.

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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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