The Office for Information Resources and Technology (IRT) ( http://med.stanford.edu/irt ) provides information technology and informatics services in support of the Stanford School of Medicine's (SoM) clinical, research and educational missions. IRT's services include software development, web services, business intelligence, educational technology, data center, data security, IT support and clinical informatics.
IRT has created a new position (Communications Writer) which will report to the Associate Director of Customer Success, IT Support. This position will be responsible for working with departments throughout IRT to identify technology solutions and tools and then communicate these solutions to faculty and staff throughout the SoM. Communication vehicles will include print, web and other platforms to hit the target audience(s). In addition, as needed this position will provide writing support for the IT Support Team, CIO and CTO and set communication standards for IRT. The Communications Writer will be expected to work under minimal supervision.
Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication on topics of moderate complexity.
Consult with internal and external customers to understand the need and purpose of a project.
Compose written material for diverse audiences, across a variety of channels.
Manage production of own publications/communications and adhere to deadlines.
Compose written material.
Manage production of own stories, and adhere to deadlines.
Develop, compile and edit supplemental materials that support written communication (i.e., backgrounders, biographies, executive talking points, and other related materials).
Establish and maintain extensive contacts with key sources (media, news services, community organizations and other targeted audiences) to identify story themes and newsworthy events to promote and disseminate information.
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 d...edicated 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, 9000 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 University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.