ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
JOB NO.: 91296-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: MSN/ENV ST/EXTERNAL RELATNS
Categories: Communications, Editing, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Web Design/Development
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 91296-AS
Working Title: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
Official Title: OUTREACH PROG MGR II(P65NM)
Hiring Department: A401100-GAYLORD NELSON INST ENV ST/ENV ST/EXTERNAL RELATNS
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 14, 2017
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $55,406 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Master's degree required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal applicant will have a mixture of communications training and/or experience in social sciences, humanities and scientific disciplines and an academic background in an environment-related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
More than six years experience, preferably in higher education, with a focus on strategic communication. Successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to oversee the development of strategic content and messaging for a suite of communication platforms, including web sites, social media, press releases, magazines, and other printed materials. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and evidence of superior editing and writing talent. Creativity, originality, and a proven ability to initiate projects and see them to a successful completion is a must.
Direct the staff and operations of the Office for Strategic Communications in the Nelson Institute. The primary functions of this position are the development, implementation and maintenance of a sophisticated communications strategy to promote the Nelson Institute's educational and research programs and initiatives to alumni, donors, state leaders and other major constituent groups. This position requires a nuanced understanding and knowledge of the Nelson Institute's research, teaching, and outreach mission as part of UW-Madison. This position supervises communications, graphic design, and web support staff in a coordinated effort. The incumbent will report directly to the Nelson Institute Director and will support the senior leadership team of the Institute.
The Director for Strategic Communications oversees the Nelson Institute's communications platforms, including web sites, social media, print media, and electronic media such as video. This position is responsible for brand development and maintenance, as well as coordination of marketing Institute programs and events.
The Director for Strategic Communications serves as liaison with University Communications, the University Relations Council, and other relevant campus-wide communications units and committees; advises the Nelson Institute Director on communications matters; and helps prepare public remarks, presentations, op-eds, magazine columns and Director's messages on other platforms.
Renewal is likely, but contingent upon funding, program need, and satisfactory performance.
Instructions to applicants:
Please apply on-line at jobs.wisc.edu. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter, along with providing contact information for three references. A sample of professional writing may be requested at a later date.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: 11 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 8 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time