Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of University Relations, the Associate Director of Speechwriting and Executive Communication (Associate Director II) researches, writes and edits speeches, presentations and other communications on behalf of the Office of the President and other senior-level administrators. The Associate Director will develop strategy, messaging and presentation recommendations in coordination with the Associate Vice President, Vice President and other leaders across the University. Handling a range of assignments on tight deadlines, the Associate Director will prepare communications in confidence and regularly solicit feedback to refine messaging and approach. As a member of the University Relations senior team, the Associate Director will contribute to regular strategy meetings and also handle other writing and related tasks as required. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience in communication, journalism, writing, theatre or a related professional field is required. Master’s degree in Communication, Journalism, English, Theatre or a related discipline and five to seven years of experience is preferred. Experience writing speeches professionally is required. Candidate must have the ability to write and edit in a clear and consistent style that requires minimal editing from others. The ability to engage an audience through effective speechwriting and strong presentations is essential.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of University Relations, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify Associate Director of Speechwriting and Executive Communication in the subject line of the email. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
About Kean University
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.
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