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Director of Presidential Communications

Omaha, Nebraska
Job Type
21 Sep 2022
At Creighton, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty , staff, and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year-old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries of innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you.

We are hiring a Director of Presidential Communications to join our University Communications & Marketing Team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing communications and content strategies for the president of the University, ensuring the effective alignment of presidential communications and institutional messaging across multiple platforms. The role of the Director of Presidential Communications is intended for an advanced communications professional who will review work discreetly on sensitive or delicate assignments while exercising sound editorial judgment and maintaining the trust and confidence of the president, senior executives, and their staff.

Key Responsibilities
  • Represents the image and interests of the University president in all written, published, formal, and semi-formal public and media communications, including community outreach, speeches, presentations, statements, video scripts, campus communications, and social media content.
  • Understands and hones the president s voice to be able to flawlessly ghostwrite for the leader.
  • Plans and implements crisis communications.
  • Collaborates with the Director of External Communications on public statements and media outreach.
  • Reviews and approves communications from other areas that involve the president s voice.
  • 4-year college degree in English, journalism, public relations, or corporate communications
  • 7+ years of experience supporting executive communication strategies, including substantial experience developing and executing upon strategic communications strategies that align with organization and executive leaders goals
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Able to think strategically and visually map out communication plans
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong expertise in AP Style
  • Professional demeanor and ability to positively influence at the executive and C-suite levels
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well and productively alone and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal communications, grammatical and writing skills, and the ability to tailor content to a specific audience
  • Strong understanding of editorial standards and channel effectiveness principles
  • Ability to deliver effective presentations to internal and external audiences
  • Highly motivated and able to lead and influence
  • Able to make critical decisions and take accountability for results
  • Comfort level with reviewing work and providing constructive critiques and coaching to executives
Change the World From Here

AAP/EEO Statement Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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  • Job Reference: 717279304-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Creighton University
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent