The Assistant VP for Communications and University Spokesperson â“ hereafter, Spokesperson â“ represents the University of Virginia in responding to media inquiries, supports institutional public affairs, coordinates issues management, engages in proactive media relations, and when needed, supports crisis communications.
The Spokesperson works closely with administrative leadership â“ including the Offices of the President, the Provost and the Chief Operating Officer, Public Safety, Student Affairs, Athletics, Government Relations, University Counsel, and the UVA Health System. This includes working with colleagues to identify and respond to media inquiries, public affairs matters, and other emerging issues that may impact our overall reputation. The Spokesperson works closely with University Content and News colleagues within the Office of University Communications to assist in developing and implementing proactive media strategies that strengthen the Universityâ™s reputation and foster mutually beneficial relationships with members of the media.
Internal Number: R0007126
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.