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  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field and at least 15 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Communications leadership experience in a large, complex organization, preferably in higher education.

  • Sound judgment and collaborative style in managing communications of a high-profile organization.

  • Proven forward-looking multi-channel communicator with expertise across digital and social as well as traditional platforms.

  • Strong bias toward action and persevering through challenges; demonstrated ability to manage issues with calm confidence.

  • Experience demonstrating the ability to effectively manage and motivate a team, as well as the conceptual and analytical skills necessary for leading a complex and diverse organization.

  • Excellent relationship management skills; the ability to manage through influence and persuasion at all levels of an organization and to develop solid working relationships with internal and external partners and with the media.

  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees and as an advisor to senior leadership on communications and media-related issues.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.

  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.

  • Rarely sort/file paperwork.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the university will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Occasionally work evenings and weekends.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable university policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the university’s Administrative Guide,

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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