Publicity/Marketing Administrator (UCP 6), Connecticut Sea Grant Communications Coordinator

Location
Groton, CT
Posted
Apr 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Publicity/Marketing Administrator (UCP 6), Connecticut Sea Grant Communications Coordinator
Job ID: 2017487
Location: Avery Point Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary:

Job Posting

Under the general direction of the director, and in coordination with staff members, manages and coordinates the diverse communication functions for Connecticut Sea Grant. This is an annually renewable, grant funded position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Manages and coordinates media relations related to topics of importance to Connecticut Sea Grant, including coordination with UConn Communications, response to media queries, proactive press releases, and overall relationships with relevant local journalists.
  2. Manages the production and release of print and electronic publications, including Wrack Lines, the biannual Connecticut Sea Grant magazine, the program's annual report summary, and other relevant materials including brochures, guides, etc.
  3. Engages in science writing and editing to communicate the program's activities and impacts in print and electronically. Meets regularly with staff members and supported researchers to document progress, success stories and highlights of Connecticut Sea Grant funded research, extension and education activities.
  4. Participates in Sea Grant events to document (photo/video) program projects and accomplishments for use in print and electronic communications.
  5. Develops content, maintains and updates the Connecticut Sea Grant web site, including posting of news and events, funding opportunities, and program accomplishments.
  6. Develops and maintains a relevant Connecticut Sea Grant social media presence.
  7. Coordinates with partners for the program's graphic design needs.
  8. Manages the day-to-day operations of the program's communication needs.
  9. Participates in the activities of the National Sea Grant Communicators Network.
  10. Participates in/conducts periodic assessments of Connecticut Sea Grant messaging, target audiences and optimal communication means.
  11. Participates in the activities of the Connecticut Sea Grant management team.
  12. Keeps informed regarding current developments in areas of responsibility.
  13. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Bachelor's degree in communications or related field and 2-5 years of relevant experience with print and electronic communications OR equivalent combination of experience and training.
  2. Excellent interpersonal/communications skills.
  3. Excellent writing and editorial skills.
  4. Good skills in organization, prioritization and time management.
  5. Knowledge of audience and community to be served.
  6. Willingness to work flexible and irregular hours as necessary.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Degree or experience in coastal and marine issues.
  2. Demonstrated experience in writing about scientific topics for technical and lay audiences.
  3. Demonstrated experience in developing and/or maintaining a website.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume that demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications you may have for this position, and the contact information, including phone numbers, for three professional references. Please reference, Search #2017487. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017487)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 21, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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