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Communication Specialist, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnership
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Mar 28, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 58521
Position ID:: 144536

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Assistant (SL-2)

Salary: $52,000 - $55,000

The Communications Specialist will report to the Director of Operations at the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships (EIP) situated at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (Koffman) in downtown Binghamton, NY. The incumbent will provide critical support to a diverse team, with the goal of advancing the department's mission of startup growth, job creation, social equity advancement and brand awareness, among other objectives.

The communication specialist's primary purpose is to progress marketing for the Binghamton Incubator Program (BiP), the Koffman, and the startups that reside in the program. This staff member will be responsible for the planning and execution of strategic marketing initiatives utilizing multiple marketing mediums. Examples of such include: web, writing, print, newsletters, events, and others. They will work with the Director of Operations, the Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development ("AVP") and the entire Koffman Incubator staff. They will manage marketing partners, interns and marketing vendors, with the goal of increasing visibility both locally and regionally of the Koffman Incubator, leading to critical partnerships with industry and other supporting community organizations. The overall goal is to support growth and make an impact on the regional economy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop unique, cross-platform content for digital and print assets, including social media, websites, videos, print, blogs and more
  • Write, edit and coordinate highlights of ongoing successes of the program as well as the startups in the program
  • Work to identify stories that can be pitched to the media and craft press releases
  • Conceive, write and coordinate content and posting of content across two websites
  • Handle the ongoing needs of content creation for social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Provide communication consultation to member startups
  • Develop an annual communications plan and timeline for the division, defining measurable goals, schedules and a budget
  • Conduct an annual communications audit. Recommend and conduct market research to test effectiveness of client communications. Use results to evaluate current programs and formulate future plans
  • Work with startups and partners to execute strategic marketing initiatives
  • Work closely with the University's communication team to obtain in-house assistance when appropriate, and when necessary, Negotiate for outside freelance help
  • Manage and support day to day office operations relative to marketing in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Coordinate and distribute monthly newsletters
  • Increase website traffic and conversion through paid and organic channels
  • Manage build/launch of landing/registration pages for events
  • Manage marketing materials for all event and program deliverables
  • Provide informative tours and presentations to visitors of the Koffman Incubator


  • Bachelor's degree (marketing preferred)
  • 2+ years of marketing experience
  • The ability to manage others (i.e. interns)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Docs and design software (Adobe Suite)
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to juggle competing priorities
  • Communicate well with others and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues and community members
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in the face of competing demands, external pressures and management of employees

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 13, 2022

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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