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Director of Communications - Stanford University

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Job Duties

The Director of Communicationsis a new position that will report to the University Communications and will work directly with Vice Provost and Dean Kathryn Moler to support the communication needs of the VPDoR and its institutes, centers, and labs, which span the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and medicine.  We are seeking an exceptional candidate for this high visibility, hands-on, individual role - a skillful executive communications self-starter who thrives in a very decentralized and distributed environment.  This is a unique opportunity to work in a truly entrepreneurial academic community and contribute to Stanford University’s global mission and it's amazing world-class research enterprise. 

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and experience. 
  • Depth of experience, sensitivity, and confidence befitting a strategic leadership position. 
  • Strong strategic and tactical thinking ability. 
  • Proven ability to manage large and complex issues through diverse and competing interests. 

Institution Description

Another Source’s client, Stanford University is recruiting a Director of Communications to support the needs of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research Office in Palo Alto, Ca. 


Here’s a little about Stanford University and the position they are recruiting for: 


Stanford University is one of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity.  As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford’s future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community. 


  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.  
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.  
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.  
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.  
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more! 
Application Due Date: 2021-11-15
Job Start Date: 2021-11-30
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Palo Alto
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Stanford University
Reports To: Vice Provost and Dean
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1000
Reports In Office:  Vice Provost and Dean of Research Office

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