Executive Director for Academic Communications | Syracuse University - Military Veterans

at Herc - Upstate New York

Syracuse, New York

Job Description: The Executive Director for Academic Communications will drive communications strategies that advance the SU's critical academic opportunities, academic strategic plan & research enterprise. The executive director supports these priorities by creating & implementing communications strategies that address campus communication, faculty, staff, students, prospective students & faculty, alumni & donors & the national & international research communication to enhance SU's reputation, national stature & credibility. A savvy academic communicator, the executive director will work across internal and external communications & marketing channels to coordinate academic communications with a focus on the SU's key academic priorities (e.g., academic innovation, new degrees, sign & cluster hires, research & creative activity).  In this role, the executive director will be the primary communications contact for the Vice Chancellor, Provost & Chief Academic Officer, the SVP for International Programs & Academic Opportunities, the VP of Research, and Associate Provosts. With an ability to work with urgency on multiple projects within tight deadlines, the executive director will collaborate with senior leadership, deans & college/school/unit communications staff, internal communications, media relations & issues management teams on institutional priorities. The executive director will be responsible for flagging potential academic & research issues affecting the SU's reputation to the issues management team & collaborating on any institutional response.

Syracuse, New York

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