Director of Presidential Correspondence - Office of the President

Washington D.C.
Jun 26, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
Full Time
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Director of Presidential Correspondence - Office of the President

The Director of Presidential Correspondence assists the President and Office of the President to communicate with internal and external constituencies, to include members of the Board of Directors, donors, parents, and alumni. S/he originates and develops presidential correspondence as the primary correspondence writer; assigns correspondence projects to the Senior Communications Specialists and Communications Specialists in the President's Office; and supervises, edits, and proofreads Presidential correspondence drafted by these team members and other University colleagues. Reporting to the Vice President and Chief of Staff, and working closely with the Director of Presidential Communications and Community Engagement, the Director of Presidential Correspondence has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages large correspondence projects, including the triannual letter to the Board of Directors, the annual letter on Catholic and Jesuit activities, and seasonal reports and mailings. 
  • Manages a high quantity of incoming mail and email and makes recommendations on proposed responses to the Vice President and Chief of Staff. 
  • Processes, tracks, and routes incoming mail and email and determining appropriate responses.
  • Administers files and records management, including privileged and highly sensitive material.
  • Conducts high-level research and works on special projects and initiatives.
  • As a member of the Presidential Communications team, drafts communication such as remarks, talking points, video scripts, messages to the community, website copy, background and briefing materials; and drafts and edits material for printed publications. 


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 to 7 years of work experience in a communications and administrative field - preference for experience supervising others
  • 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 as some evening and weekend work may be required from time to time

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in leadership and executive communications and writing in the voice of an executive
  • Demonstrated interest in the higher education industry

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