Communications Associate

California, United States
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Summary

The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) is to accelerate and implement scientific discoveries, technological advances, behavioral practices, and social norms so that century long lives are healthy and rewarding.

We are seeking an energetic, creative individual to fill the position of Communications Associate and assist in the refinement of the Center’s overall communications strategy and implementation across channels. Critical to the success of this position is a deep understanding of social media platforms, practices and norms; excellent verbal and written communications skills; knowledge of email automation platforms; and the ability to work well autonomously, as well as with a team in a collaborative environment.

The Communications Assistant will work closely with, and report to, the Head of SCL Communications.

Core Duties

  • Post articles, reports, videos and podcasts on the website (WordPress).
  • Create and format collateral materials (web and print) for in-house publishing.
  • Research relevant articles, videos and podcasts to post/link to on our website and social media.
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of the Center’s monthly newsletter.
  • Write short summaries for research articles.
  • Use Google Analytics to monitor use and engagement and generate reports.
  • Maintain and update web directories of key groups such as faculty affiliates and Advisory Council members.
  • Assist in the development of meeting websites.
  • Source photography for use on the website, in collateral materials and in social media posts.
  • Assist team members with the production of slide decks for presentations.
  • Digitally edit images.
  • Additional duties may be added.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software including: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to edit and create content using WordPress.
  • Proficiency in common email automation platforms (e.g. Constant Contact or Mailchimp).
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift/carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.

Working Conditions

  • Full-time
  • Evenings and weekends as needed.

Work Standards

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with community 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://

* 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.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4891
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: E
Requisition ID: 85007