University of Pennsylvania DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 50-30522
Posted Job Title DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
School Name University Library
Org Library Development
Posted to the Web 11/29/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 029
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The Penn Libraries serve the world-class faculty and students of Penn’s 12 schools. The Libraries’ collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Penn’s great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries play an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design. To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit http://www.library.upenn.edu
Reporting to the Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, the Director of Strategic Communications develops an overarching communications strategy and oversees communications efforts for the Penn Libraries. The primary role of this position is to develop, implement and maintain a strategic communications program to maximize the visibility of library services, resources, collections and projects, in support of the Penn Libraries strategic vision and programmatic priorities. The Director devises strategy for the Libraries’ public relations, directs the design and production of all Libraries’ publications and digital signage; and leads the process for engaging, and supervising multiple contractors for photography, videography, graphic design and interactive development. Further, the Director will lead a small team of professionals, which will include direct reports, contractors/ vendors; and, as needed the work of other Library and University communications-related staff and will work closely with the Penn Libraries’ administration in framing and creating a communications plan. The Director has a high degree of visibility and serves as a primary contact and/or advisor for issues related to Penn Libraries’ communication efforts.
A Master’s Degree or more and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/41817
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