The Executive Communications Specialist will help the President and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute efficiently and effectively communicate her vision, ideas and plans for the Institute, and for the larger fields of cancer research and care.
The specialist will work with the President, and the Institute’s Department of Communications, to create communications to internal and external audiences in support of the President’s and Institute’s strategic objectives.
Time permitting, the Executive Communications Specialist may also provide editorial assistance to one or two other Institute leaders.
Responsibilities of this newly-created position include but are not limited to:
A successful candidate will:
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, journalism, English, or the life sciences. Advanced degree is helpful.
A minimum of 10 years of professional communications experience, some which has been working with senior executives, government leaders or leaders in a medical or science-related environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Demonstrated ability to translate complex issues and information into concise, clear communications for general audiences.
Science writing or laboratory experience is not required, but advantageous.
Excellent writing skills, including the ability to adapt to different mediums. Writing style should be as fluid, imaginative, and concise as possible given the complexities of topic and circumstance.
Proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently, to take initiative on projects and to communicate progress.
Strong skills in engaging with colleagues and forging productive working relationships.
Proven ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and to review and rearrange priorities on short notice.
A creative team player with an enthusiastic attitude.