DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & RESEARCH
Duties: This position is primarily responsible for translating and leveraging PWH's research and other outputs into accessible policy-relevant content with the power to shape current policy debates related to Perry World House's two priority research themes (Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography and the Future of the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance). The position is also responsible for managing a research agenda designed to support Perry World House's overall mission of bridging academia and the policy world using an interdisciplinary approach to highlight the best ideas and improve policy outcomes.
This position will have responsibility for envisioning, articulating, and implementing PWH's communications strategy, including the development and continued evaluation and refining of a strategic plan, as well as creating and driving content production, by identifying research and collaborative opportunities, bringing written and other products to completion, creatively packaging Perry World House's thought leadership, and managing the various processes of output prioritization and production by associated faculty, fellows, and visiting scholars. In addition, s/he will manage our Graduate Associates Program, which is designed to develop and enhance the professional skills of Penn graduate students so that their academic work can more effectively shape global public policy.
Through both research creation and strategic communications execution, the Director is additionally responsible for increasing Perry World House's visibility and the impact of its ideas among our various stakeholders, particularly in the global policy and think tank worlds and among peer institutions. The Director will have management responsibility for Perry World House's website, social media, and all digital, print, and audio visual communications (ranging from Perry World House's annual report, to periodic newsletters, to white papers, to briefs, to podcasts, to press releases, to the weekly events digest.) The Director will serve as the main press contact for Perry World House.
Qualifications: A Master's Degree or more and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and professional work experience is required. Commitment to global policy influence. Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment, while maintaining quality of outputs, adherence to deadlines, and collegiality. Open, strong communicator. Deep project management ability. Strong writer and editor. Ability to translate academic research into more accessible outputs.
Reference Number: 62-29865
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Perry World House
Job Family: M-Writing/Communications/Public Relations