Georgetown Univerisity Internal Communications Manager - Office of Strategic Communications in Washington, District Of Columbia
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The Internal Communications Manager increases stakeholder understanding of the university's positions and aspirations, working across the university to increase awareness, understanding, and connection to the university leadership among members of the university community to foster an internal cultural of transparency and shared understanding. S/he designs communication plans to effectively communicate university messaging around strategic initiatives, coordinating with university leadership, especially in university services, to ensure accurate and timely communications of university positions to internal and external audiences. The incumbent takes the lead in drafting communications in the voice of university leaders to students, faculty, staff, and the Georgetown community. Working as a Deputy to the Director of Operations Communications within the Office of Strategic Communications to effectively communicate and protect the university brand and position, the Internal Communications Manager has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Works with members of the Office of Communications, particularly the Director for Operations Communications and the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communications, to articulate university narratives in clear, streamlined, and strategic ways to various university audiences.
Engages with senior leadership to design strategy and communications goals and writes strategic communications, producing and overseeing distribution of weekly newsletter to graduate students.
Establishes clear communications objectives and goals, and develops the right communications approach to inform and engage internal audiences.
Counsels and supports other university functions on their internal communications needs, maintaining university editorial email calendar.
Advances the internal response to crisis situations, and engages on sensitive topics proactively in an effort to prevent them from becoming external crises.
Develops and maintains relationships with leadership, administrators, and communicators across campus in an effort to have a basis from which to build proactive communications strategies, engaging on upcoming initiatives and managing sensitive and delicate communications.
Contributes to the university’s communications strategies by generating increased visibility and awareness of the university's objectives, goals and positions.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in communications or related field of study
At least three to four years of experience in public relations, journalism, broadcasting, higher education, non-profit institution or related area
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, good judgment, and the ability to work on deadline
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, flexibility, willingness to work evenings and weekends, and ability to exercise diplomacy and manage a high-volume of communication initiative at the same time
Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure and with an eye for detail
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