Communications Director

26 Aug, 2019


Communications Director

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Office of the SVC and Chief Financial Officer  Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh  (19004784)

 Reporting to the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and CFO, this new Communications Director position is responsible for leading the development and execution of a strategic, comprehensive, and cohesive communication plan.


Responsibilities include managing multi-channel stakeholder communications (including web-based content, University-wide announcements, and internal briefing materials and memos); collaborating with CFO divisions to communicate and highlight new initiatives and programs; and drafting communications, reports, and guidance from the CFO’s office. This position will set standards for communications of the CFO’s office and will oversee and coordinate all communications and training specialists throughout the CFO’s Office. This position will also be critical in managing the SVC/CFO’s relationship with the Board of Trustees. The Communications Director will create and manage a calendar to develop, coordinate, and deliver all relevant material for Board meetings to the secretary of the Board including presentation materials and CFO Dashboard updates. This position will also draft talking points for the CFO for senior-level meetings and presentations for the Board of Directors.

To be effective in this role, the director will need a strong degree of initiative and independence, proven communications expertise, collaboration in a team environment, supervisory skills and professional autonomy to develop new communications strategies and tools and achieve successful results. The incumbent will need strong execution focus along with the confidence to interact with senior executives, ability to collaborate across the organization and serve as the voice of the CFO. Comfort with working with ambiguity and the ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear manner are also critical to success in this position.


Baccalaureate in communication, public affairs, or business field. Master’s Degree preferred. Supervisory experience required.


Department Details The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer (SVC/CFO) is the University’s trusted financial responsibility center. We provide financial expertise, information, and solutions in a framework that enables the University community to thrive in a challenging educational environment. In support of the Plan for Pitt, we are dedicated to strengthening administrative and operational efficiency by providing a supportive and productive financial work environment.
Assignment Category Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification Staff.Administrator.IV
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Writing Sample
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Job posted: 2019-08-26