Communication for Effective Leadership - Adjunct Faculty
Brandeis University - GPS
April 20, 2018
Higher Education Institution
Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry leader to develop and teach Communication for Effective Leadership, a core or elective course in a number of our Master’s Programs. Brandeis University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities, and our online courses are developed using best practices in online learning. Information about Brandeis University and Graduate Professional Studies can be found online.
About the position and course:
RCOM 202: Communication for Effective Leadership will enable students to build on their critical thinking skills and apply oral and written communication strategies to solve organizational problems and drive organizational change. Students will develop, execute, and measure strategies applicable to a wide range of industries.
All GPS Masters courses are 10-weeks long and taught asynchronously in the online learning environment with no set days or times for interaction.
General topics to be covered include:
Negotiation and facilitation
Crisis communications and public relations
Virtual and global communications
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Develop execute, and measure communication plans to manage stakeholders, solve organizational problems, and drive organizational change
Adapt communication strategies and use digital technologies to align with organizational, cultural, virtual, and global needs
Build a portfolio of communication campaigns including crisis response, company positioning, and media statements
About GPS Faculty:
GPS Faculty instructors are active practitioners in the industries that align with our programs and have the professional expertise to bring to course discussions and threads. Instructors are part time and work fully online, with no requirement to appear on campus. Our faculty have earned at least a master's degree with many holding terminal academic degrees and industry-specific credentials. Previous experience teaching online is not required; GPS offers a comprehensive training program for qualified applicants.
Qualified candidates will have Subject Matter Qualifications in the following areas:
A successful candidate for this position will have relationship management skills, as illustrated by media and marketing relationships and directly managing people, and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
10-15+ years of corporate communications and public affairs experience, including experience advising C-suite leadership
Experience leading integrated communications campaigns and developing media strategy
Experience handling, managing, and responding to organizational crises.
Proficient knowledge of current trends in digital media, social media strategy, tools, and analytics
Advanced writing skills with experience in writing clear, concise, and compelling press materials, speeches, and briefs, quickly and under pressure
Master's degree in a related field
Writing samples required
Teaching experience preferred; online teaching or learning experience preferred
General responsibilities include:
For new courses requiring development:
Design a syllabus following program chair guidance and the syllabus template
Create content that aligns with course outcomes and offers the author’s experiences and perspectives on key points
For all courses - develop and deliver the course according to our teaching standards, which include actively facilitating online discussions, providing relevant and timely feedback on student work, reporting grades, and discussing student issues with staff
Create or refine and facilitate the course site in the Moodle learning management system
General skill requirements include:
Strong interpersonal skills when relating to students
The ability to communicate effectively in writing, including conveying complex information and promoting in-depth engagement on course topics
The ability to devote adequate time to courses, including responding to students and providing meaningful feedback in a timely manner
About Brandeis University - GPS
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.