The Writer/Researcher will provide writing, presentation, research, and analytical support to the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) in the form of reports, web features, emails and other correspondence, speech writing, and presentations.
As a professional representative of the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, the candidate will be detail-oriented while maintaining the ability to think strategically in order to effectively communicate institutional and divisional priorities to a variety of stakeholders and across a wide array of topics. The candidate will be a disciplined self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced and flexible environment and can work quickly with depth and precision. The Writer/Researcher will deal regularly with highly sensitive, privileged, and confidential subject matter.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with offices through the division to prepare briefings, reports, presentations, and other written materials for the office of the VPSA to be delivered to the President, Board of Trustees, Parents Council and other leadership groups.
Draft speeches and presentations for the VPSA.
Conduct research and analysis on best practices and national trends in student affairs and other areas as necessary.
Collaborate with the Communications Associate / Director of Visual Identity to develop web features highlighting the work of student affairs offices and student achievements.
Draft emails and other correspondence for internal and external stakeholders and manage key distribution lists.
Communicate complex information in clear, precise, and compelling prose.
Ensure materials prepared by the office are accurate, fact-checked, and proofed.
Develop and sustain institutional relationships; collaborate and liaise extensively with a variety of individuals on different matters central to the office of the VPSA.
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline required. At least two years of experience writing and drafting briefings, reports, and presentations in a collaborative, data-driven working environment. Five or more years of experience preferred.
Special skills and knowledge:
Excellent oral and written communication skills with high attention to detail.
Ability to conduct research of best practices and benchmarking information.
Ability to synthesize and analyze information quickly.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while balancing competing priorities, and managing multiple assignments.
Ability to be flexible and self-motivated in order to deliver high quality work product.
Evening and weekend work may be required.
NOTE: Please include three writing samples with resume and cover letter.
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