Stanford University CPQCC Communications Manager in Stanford, California


CPQCC Communications Manager

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine aims to provide optimum state-of-the-art care for critically ill and recovering neonates and infants. We are dedicated to the School of Medicine’s mission of advancing and exploring innovative and novel biomedical, translational, and clinical research and education through the nurturing stimulation of interactions among basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, and educators throughout the School of Medicine and University, as well as with the private and public sectors. Through our integrated research, education, patient, and community outreach programs, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic medicine and patient care. A component of the Division are the Perinatal Programs: Mid-Coastal California Perinatal Outreach Program (MCCPOP), California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and California Perinatal Quality Care Collaboratives (CPQCC).

The Perinatal Programs have as their mission to transform maternity and neonatal care in California by defining, disseminating and implementing clinical best practices and quality improvement principles and techniques, and by providing quality improvement tools and strategies for clinicians to improve the outcomes for pregnant women and newborns.

The CPQCC Communications Manager will work collaboratively with CPQCC leadership and staff to develop and implement a communcations stategy and plan to elevate awareness and understanding of their work among key audiences regionally and nationally. S/he will write and edit communications materials on behalf of the CPQCC programs, ensure that the priorities, messaging and brand of the programs and Stanford are advanced. S/he will participate in the development and/or contribute to outreach strategy related to program development, partnership, and project funding; identify and implement communication tools and resources needed to support program projects and review trends to make communication program improvement recommendations. S/he will work closely with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs and the Perinatal Programs to ensure coordinaton and continuity. The CPQCC Communications Manager will attend the weekly meeting of the communications group convened by the OCPA. Please note: All news releases on pediatric research appearing in scientific journals will be written by the science writer in the OCPA and be distributed by that office. All news releases are distributed through the OCPA.

Duties include:

  • Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts.

  • Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.

  • Assist in preparing content for internal or external newsletters. Understand email and digital content distribution.

  • Identify individuals/groups to attend and/or speak at public meetings or other events.

  • Coordinate media, community or government relations, and ensure logistics and preparations are handled.

    • Other duties may also be assigned


  • Masters degree in communications preferred

  • Knowledge of electronic communication tools

  • Experience with website information architecture and design concepts

  • Ability to manage vendor evaluation and procurement process

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, ability to edit scientific text and education materials to ensure clear and concise communication of concepts

  • Project management experience and skills

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with leadership and staff on multiple, competing projects


Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.

  • Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.




  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.

  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.

  • Rarely sort/file paperwork.

    • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

  • On call and ability to respond 24/7.

Job: Communications

Location: School of Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 75370

Job Grade: 4262