Stanford's Graduate School of Business has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.
The Director of Alumni Information Systems & Communications in the External Relations Department of the Graduate School of Business seeks a Digital Communications Manager to develop and implement a communications strategy for GSB External Relations, including managing the production of alumni communications vehicles such as Class Notes, alumni newsletters, website content and social media challenges. The Digital Communications Manager will interface with internal stakeholders and alumni volunteers in the production of content.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to create and execute a communications strategy for External Relations. You will leverage your knowledge of communications vehicles and changing media consumption patterns to find the optimal ways of sharing the strategic objectives of the school with one of its most important constituencies -- alumni.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Coordinate Class Notes, the volunteer-enabled deliverable that constitutes roughly half of Stanford Business, the GSB's alumni magazine.
Manage relationships with the Class Secretaries, who act as liaisons for their classes in encouraging participation and collecting news for the composition of class columns.
Oversee contract copy editors and designers who assist in the production of Class Notes.
Partner closely with the Stanford Business magazine production team to align on content objectives and production schedule.
Manage the production of Business Matters, the newsletter that promotes school and alumni news, as well as engagement opportunities.
Develop and implement digital community strategy for GSB External Relations -- including how to engage alumni and leverage new technology platforms.
Management of alumni-facing digital channels, including social media led by External Relations Office.
Oversee editorial strategy and provide consistent voice of the content across channels.
Partner with internal stakeholders to achieve program goals.
Manage constituent queries, complaints, and kudos and address reputational issues and other high priorities on digital channels.
Be flexible to completing any other assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and minimum three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge of the web, technology, social platforms, current and future trends.
Demonstrated problem solver.
Ability to leverage current and future trends to help an organization succeed at the initiative level, for a specific group, team or unit.
Ability to work independently to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Past experience with production of a print deliverable
Excellent writing and analytical skills
Basic understanding of graphic design principles.
*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 his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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 his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.