Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and the service of humanity. Its educational mission is to prepare students to pursue meaningful lives and to help address the challenges of the future. To this end, the University aims to enroll the most capable students from all parts of the world and to provide them with an educational experience that strengthens their intellects, sharpens their skills, expands their horizons, and prepares them for leadership—all while pursuing the highest possible standards of excellence. Fully coeducational since 1969, Princeton for the past academic year (2020-21) enrolled 7,852 students—4,688 undergraduates, 3,079 graduate students, and 85 special students. Living up to its informal motto, “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity,” the University has educated thousands of individuals who have dedicated themselves to public service and to serving communities in the United States and around the world. As a leading global research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. The University provides its students with academic, extracurricular, and other resources that prepare them for positions of leadership and lives of service in many fields of human endeavor.
Reporting to the Vice President for Communication & Government Affairs, the Deputy Vice President for Communications oversees the Office of Communications and plays a leadership role in developing and carrying out communications strategies for the University. This individual will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day planning and execution of the University’s communications strategy, as well as serving as the point person during crisis situations. With support from other members of the media affairs team, the DVP will at times serve as a senior spokesperson for the University. Direct reports will include senior team members responsible for media affairs, communications planning, cross-campus communications coordination, and day-to-day social media execution. The DVP works collaboratively with communications specialists in other University offices and departments, providing these colleagues guidance on overall University strategies and priorities.
The DVP is a member of the senior leadership team for the Department of Communications and Government Affairs, along with the Head of Content Strategy and the AVP of Government Affairs. The DVP is a member of the President’s Council, works closely with members of the Cabinet, and reports periodically to the Trustee Committee on Public Affairs.
In this role the individual will be expected to:
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