Director of External Relations and Strategic Communications

Institute for Advanced Study

Princeton, New Jersey

Established in 1930, the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge driven by curiosity. With Albert Einstein as one of the Institute’s first scientists and scholars, the community has now grown to a core of 30 permanent faculty members and an alumni of more than 8,000 historians, mathematicians, natural scientists and social scientists. Faculty and members include 33 Nobel Laureates, 41 of the 56 Field Medalists, as well as MacArthur Fellows. With a sizable endowment of $780 million, recent gifts to support the work of the Institute include $500,000 awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation of New York.

The Opportunity

The Institute for Advanced Study is seeking a strategic thinker and collaborative leader who is ready to serve as Director of External Relations and Strategic Communications . The Director will develop a robust media strategy, creating press relationships and opportunities for IAS faculty and scientists, and develop comprehensive short-term and long-term marketing and communication plans for the organization. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the ideal candidate will be a gifted storyteller and ambassador with past success as a spokesperson and at least 10 years of experience in communications, media relations, advertising or a related field.

Terri  Rutter

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