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Stanford is taking the historic step of creating a new school focused on climate and sustainability, the first new school at the university in more than 70 years. The new school recognizes the increasing urgency of the challenges facing the planet and the risks those challenges pose to society. Climate change, the effects of deforestation, damage to our oceans, increasing demand for an equitable energy supply, and threats to our food supply and clean water have shaped plans for the new school, extending Stanford's commitment to climate and sustainability research and education.
We are seeking a senior graphic communicator to be part of the external relations team that promotes the school and supports its fundraising priorities, who will focus on graphic content and the visual representation of our goals and programs.
As Senior Associate Director of Graphic Communications, you will help to shape and execute a development communications strategy designed to inspire philanthropic support. With a focus on graphic and visual representation through existing and emerging media, you will create compelling resources and collateral aimed at audiences including alumni, donors and prospective donors, volunteers, and other partners and stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a precision craftsperson with a passion for creating persuasive images that convey complex concepts. The role is ideal for someone who thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment, and who enjoys being part of a highly collaborative, committed, caring, and fun team. Reporting to the Director of Development Resources, this person will partner closely with the Senior Associate Director of Development Communications, who focuses on written communications, and will work closely with the Associate Dean of External Relations, other staff colleagues in the school and Office of Development, and with faculty and volunteers.
Work with our dynamic team to create innovative tools and resources for fundraisers and university leaders that illustrate and amplify the case for support, to be used in proposals, presentations, and print collateral
Collaborate with team members to shape and implement a comprehensive plan for development communications
Become conversant with priority initiatives and able to translate complex concepts into easily understood, high-impact collateral
Convey key messages using compelling graphic images
Manage and lead internal and external resources as needed
Commit to promoting an environment of respect, diversity, and inclusion
Bachelor's degree and 8+ years directly relevant experience, or combination of education and experience
Proven record of innovation, strategic thinking, and architecting communications that deliver on institutional goals*
Demonstrated success in high-impact content creation and direction of creative services (graphic design/production, video production, websites)*
Exceptional writing and presentation skills
Highly responsive to high priority needs of multiple clients and ability to understand and manage priorities
Exceptional professionalism; highly motivated to deliver consistently at the highest level of quality
Excellent planning, organizational, and analytical skills; sharp attention to detail
High level of tact and discretion
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to cultivate productive partnerships
Extensive experience and deep understanding of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
Experience designing for Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint
Experience using Figma or Adobe XD for digital prototyping and design is a plus
Experience designing for email is a plus
Motion graphics and short-form video editing experience with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, and/or photography experience is a plus
Ability to manage financial, organizational, and staff resources
Experience in university setting or large non-profit organization preferred
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, and use a telephone, stand/walk
Occasionally light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class driver's license.
**Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Why Stanford is for You:
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.
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or opportunities to audit a course. Join a TEDTalk, film screening or listen to a renowned author or global leader.
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 and fitness classes at our excellent 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
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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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 dedicated 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, 12000 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 is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.