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Director of Public Strategy

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)Work WeekStandard (M-F equal number of hours per day)Searchable Job FamilyAdministration, Research Res Support, Research/SupportTotal # of hours to be worked:37.5Position Focus:Reporting to the Associate Dean for Health Equity Research and the Associate Director of the Office of Health Equity Research (OHER), the Director of Public Strategy is principally responsible for planning and executing the engagement strategy of OHER. The incumbent will develop and implement an overarching strategy for OHER engagement within Yale and with the broader community and will work with partners to implement that strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. As an advisor to the Director/leadership team, leads engagement on communications and external affairs and counsels effective response strategies. 2. Cultivates and expands partnerships with key stakeholders across the different constituencies of interest. 3. Develops new partnerships with stakeholders of interest. 4. Serves as a liaison to engagement directors across the university. 5. Manages external speaking opportunities; vets external event requests; works with external stakeholders to build events that amplify our objectives and best utilize the Director's time and maximize on the Director's knowledge. 6. Revises and copy edits documents drafted or generated by others. This includes correspondence, proposals, articles, emails, and a wide variety of other written material. 7. With OHER research team, prepares Director's speeches, talking points and event briefs; develops and updates key internal and external communications, presentations, fact sheets and messages utilizing various multi-media formats. 8. Works with the research team to monitor university events, public events, media trends, and university calendar to ensure that necessary communications are envisioned and organized proactively and appropriately. 9. Other projects as assigned by the Director.

Other Primary Duties:
1. Directs, monitors, and assesses needs and directs the application of resources of an administrative University office dealing with one or more major functional areas. 2. Directs and implements solutions to problems that are routine to complex in nature and that affect multiple functional areas of responsibility. 3. Plans and/or participates in planning activities on a long-term basis to comply with University goals and objectives. 4. Directs strategic engagement plan to support the overall strategic goals of OHER. 5. Develops strong partnership with University and community stakeholders to understand perspectives, goals, and determine what is desired/needed in partnered engagement. 6. Provides strategic advice and analysis of programs, policies, and procedures to senior leadership team based on feedback received from the community. 7. Manages ongoing strategies for reaching out to the community through speaking engagements. 8. Serves as liaison to the University and YSM Communications Departments and other appropriate individuals at Yale to ensure timely and accurate communications materials. Develops and maintains campus partnerships with other communications colleagues across campus. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
1. Directs one or more functional areas within an administrative department of the University and ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. 2. Directs analytic and research support for educational policies and planning and develops and approves administrative policies affecting assigned functional areas of the University. 3. Directs and establishes parameters for major projects for the department and University. 4. Interprets federal policies and regulations and educates staff and administration about regulations, restrictions, and the legal responsibilities of the University. 5. Directs and implements policy and program modifications and develops standards to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. 6. Develops and administers an operating budget for the assigned department consistent with University policies and procedures. 7. Develops cost savings objectives and goals; authorizes major purchases and negotiates contracts that range from routine to complex in nature. 8. Establishes and implements long- and short-range goals for the functional area consistent with University goals and objectives. 9. Directs the development of related automated systems to support the function; determines office policies and procedures for use of automated systems. 10. Directs the evaluation and selection of vendors and negotiates contract details including work steps and pricing with the vendors on behalf of the assigned functional area. 11. Works with internal and external contacts to solve problems that range from routine to complex in nature. 12. Represents the University in discussions and negotiations with various governmental agencies. 13. Directs a staff of exempt and nonexempt employees. 14. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and ExperienceBachelor's Degree in related field. Seven years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Required Skill/Ability 1:Demonstrated ability to develop and articulate public engagement strategy, and to provide ongoing direction to implement that strategy.
Required Skill/Ability 2:Experience engaging and strong interest in working with populations of focus.
Required Skill/Ability 3:Strong written and oral communications and presentation skills, including the ability to deploy tact and diplomacy in pursuit of results.
Required Skill/Ability 4:Flexible and collaborative personality.
Required Skill/Ability 5:Adroit with the unexpected and with meeting deadlines.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:Bachelor's degree and ten years of experience in public engagement or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree in public policy/communications/social science related field. Experience in an advanced higher education setting or other research-intensive organization, including non-profit or government agency.OccasionalOccasionalDrug ScreenNoHealth ScreeningNoAll candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.Posting DisclaimerThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. EEO Statement:University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.Inquiries concerning Yale's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).
W.L. Harkness Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303
100 Wall Street, New Haven CT 06511
203-432-0849 Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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