Director of Presidential Correspondence Georgetown University
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Director of Presidential Correspondence - Georgetown University
The Director of Presidential Correspondence originates and develops presidential correspondence as the senior correspondence writer and manager of the written voice of the president. They also assign correspondence projects to the Senior Communications Specialists and Communications Specialists in the President's Office, and supervise, edit, and proofread Presidential correspondence drafted by these team members as well as other University colleagues for the President's review and signature.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Chief of Staff, the Director of Presidential Correspondence has duties that include but are not limited to:
Determines the content of responses
Drafts high level presidential correspondence
Edits, and proofreads presidential correspondence
Organizes and edits written reports to the Board of Directors and on Catholic and Jesuit activities
Works with colleagues to refine messages and determine appropriate information needed to formulate a response
Manages the processing, tracking, and routing incoming mail and email
Determines appropriate responses, prioritizing - and then re-evaluating priorities, timing, and content of messages based on changing day-to-day circumstances
Evaluates the appropriateness of various requests
Maintains appropriate files
Conducts research and works on special projects and initiatives
Manages special writing projects and other projects as assigned
Drafts remarks and talking points for the President
Drafts remarks, talking points, video scripts, messages to the community, website copy, background and briefing materials, as well as drafting and editing material for printed publications
7+ years of work experience in a communications and administrative field
Superior skills in writing and communications, including editing and proofreading
Ability to work quickly and under pressure--to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks in a very fast paced environment
Keen attention to detail
Ability to think creatively and proactively
Strong interpersonal and listening skills
A high degree of personal integrity and ethics and demonstrated respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
Experience supervising others
Careful judgment and discretion to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality
Availability and willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend time
Experience in leadership and executive communications and writing in the voice of an executive
Demonstrated interest in the higher education industry
Specific experience in executive or presidential correspondence
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