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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Sr. Director-Strategic Advancement Communications in New Haven, Connecticut

Employer Name: Yale University

  1. Manage a team of communication professionals; responsible for developing staff. 2. Manage relationships with key stakeholders with a high degree of professionalism, judgment, and understanding of stakeholder goals. 3. Oversee design and manage communication plans for stakeholders by understanding the significance of initiatives, administrative and departmental priorities. 4. Ensure organizational effectiveness of administration through short-term and long-range communication planning with insight into audiences, channels, and culture; coordinate with other professionals to achieve institutional goals. 5. Lead planning activities with clients and partners; lead communication process within developed standards and protocol. 6. Create and edit compelling stories; oversee and create content for internal and external channels. 7. Analyze and understand various communication preferences to promote initiatives; create, evaluate, analyze reports based on metrics. 8. Manage multimedia content including video, graphic, web, and photography. 9. Provide guidance and support for departmental projects and services. Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated supervision and management skills. Ability to work in a team-based environment, and have the ability to direct and motivate staff and volunteers. Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated success in developing and executing strategic advancement communications materials. Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills; commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Required Skill/ability 4: Strong computer software skills including MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Canva, databases and networked information systems. Required Skill/ability 5: Ability and willingness to travel, and work some weekends and evenings as needed. Preferred Education: Proven experience in a complex, matrixed university setting working with alumni and donors. Familiarity with Yale University. Ten years of experience. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) Posting Position Title: Communications, Manager University Job Title: Sr. Director-Strategic Advancement Communications Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Proven experience in a complex, matrixed university setting working with alumni and donors. Familiarity with Yale University. Ten years of experience. Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related field and six years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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