The Director of College Communications is a senior member of the Dean of the College's leadership team responsible for working closely with leaders in the College and other relevant units to develop a compelling and consistent approach to communications for the University's highly regarded undergraduate program. This experienced communications leader will manage communications about College priorities and strategic initiatives, and will work to continue improving the College's visibility, collaborating with colleagues in College Admissions and Financial Aid, Campus and Student Life, Alumni Relations and Development, the Office of the Provost, Government Relations, and others. The role will be responsible for leveraging the existing resources of University Communications to achieve the goals of the College. The Director will coordinate media and communications activities of the Dean of the College, with the goal of maximizing opportunities to convey the impact of the College's distinctive education to key audiences and stakeholders. The Director is also a member of the senior staff of University Communications, reporting to the AVP for Communications.- At the direction of the Dean of the College, works closely with colleagues including the AVP for Communications, the Dean of Students in the University, and the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement to develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan that supports the College.- Develop communications that help foster the close community and rigorous academic values of the College. This includes a focus on academic programs, College Housing, the College's wide spectrum of student activities, celebrating student achievements, the Core curriculum, excellence in teaching, diversity and inclusion, and free expression.- Work with the Dean of the College to maximize that role's impact for College priorities, including through public appearances, written pieces, media interviews, etc.- Lead cross-departmental teams for announcements and leadership communications concerning key College priorities, such as the Odyssey Scholarship Program for students from families with low and moderate incomes, as well as gifts and appointments as needed. Serve on the President's Major Announcements Group, providing leadership on opportunities for public and media visibility.- Collaborating with College Admissions and Alumni Relations and Development, ensure that the College's communications strategy recognizes and incorporates the importance of each stage in an individual's relationship with the school, from prospective student, to enrolled student, to alumnus.- Develop and implement plans for increasing the College's visibility around issues relating to financial aid and in key areas of the country, such as New York and Washington, D.C., including alumni events, media contacts, and other strategic relationships.- Act as a communications liaison to Alumni Relations, with a focus on College priorities such as high-profile alumni events.- Work closely with College staff to manage a range of communications projects for the Office, including: website content and design; social media; and other internal and external communications. Provide event support as needed.- Coordinate crisis communications involving the College, including on safety or emerging issues that affect its reputation.- Assume additional responsibilities as the AVP for Communications assigns. Serve on related committees, etc., as needed.
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