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The Haas Center for Public Service is seeking a Cardinal Service Communications Associate for a 20-month, fixed-term role. In this position, you will strategically advance our digital media efforts and storytelling through exceptional writing and editing, including for the Cardinal Service blog; taking the lead on our Instagram strategy and posting; and connecting members of the Stanford community with campus-wide service opportunities through compelling digital content. You will also support other essential Cardinal Service promotions to students and other key stakeholders, including donors. Be part of a dynamic and collegial team highlighting campus-wide service as integral to a Stanford education!

In this role, you will:

  • Produce and curate digital content to engage users, increase user base, and grow channels for the Haas Center for Public Service and Cardinal Service initiative. Optimize content delivery strategies, build content topics, tailor content to outlet platform, target specific audiences, and make editorial decisions. This includes working with a peer advisor to produce the weekly Cardinal Service newsletter and grow the audience; submitting updates to other newsletters on campus (e.g. UAR); producing flyers to promote service opportunities at Stanford; assisting with maintenance of email lists and individual contact records, including for donors; and depending on other projects, possibly writing articles for central Stanford newsletters.
  • Strategize to build and grow digital community through social media channels, blogs, and the web—specifically through regular posting to the Cardinal Service Instagram account and editing the Cardinal Service stories blog—recruiting authors; editing posts with minimal supervision; posting to the blog; and coordinating promotions.
  • Build support for social initiatives among internal stakeholders by acting as internal advocate for digital community efforts and driving digital best practices—including through representing Communications to Haas Center staff and counterparts on campus.
  • Contribute to overall development and refinement of digital community strategy, and innovative social initiatives by proposing and implementing recommendations—including through collaborating with program directors to spotlight programs in the digest at strategic times in the year, crafting special issues of the digest that provide added value to students (e.g. New Year’s issue), and taking into account developments in the university calendar and students’ weekly progression through each quarter in digital and promotional strategies.
  • Provide customer service to constituents; represent organization to constituents and campus—including through soliciting and coordinating submissions to the Cardinal Service digest, assisting with donor correspondence, and responding to Haas Center email account inquiries.
  • Develop marketing materials and strategies for programs and outreach, including through assistance as needed with swag ordering, maintenance, and distribution; and ensuring that curating and archiving photos is completed regularly.
  • May assist with event communications and planning, including donor relations events and invitation lists, as needed.

*-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.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 1 year of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build lasting relationships and strong communities; customer focus
  • Knowledge of the web, technology, social platforms, current and future trends
  • An approach that is highly organized and creative
  • Ability to work independently to meet expected deadlines and schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player

In addition, preferred requirements include: 

  • Public service or related experience
  • Flexible approach to fast-paced environment and willingness to work some weekend and evening hours
  • Knowledge of Cardinal Service and Stanford 
  • Self-starter who can work autonomously with minimal supervision, as well as in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Interest and/or experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to effective Communications
  • Experience working productively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, and/or Postgrads and CARD (Salesforce)

*-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 his or her job.

 

About the Haas Center for Public Service

Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service serves as the hub of Cardinal Service, a campus-wide effort to make service a distinctive feature of a Stanford education. The Haas Center inspires and prepares students to create a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. Guided by the Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service, students engage in local, national, and global service across diverse pathways—community engaged learning and research, community organizing and activism, direct service, philanthropy, policy and governance, and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.   

Cardinal Service focuses on four dimensions that have proven transformative in the lives of students: a full-time, quarter-long service experience (Cardinal Quarter); community-engaged learning classes (Cardinal Courses); sustained service engagement (Cardinal Commitment); and support to pursue work in the public interest and to integrate service into any career (Cardinal Careers).  

The Haas Center for Public Service is seeking a Cardinal Service Communications Associate for a 20-month, fixed-term role. In this position, you will strategically advance our digital media efforts and storytelling through exceptional…

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Salary

This positions offers a competitive salary and generous benefits, including dedicated resources for professional development.

Benefits

Why Stanford is for You

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 individuals 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 course auditing opportunities. 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!

*-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.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses…

Location

On-site
562 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305-8620, United States

How to Apply

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your interest in and experience with public service, as well as experience in writing, editing, and digital media content creation.

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