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Research Communications Program Manager (Hybrid)

Job Title: Research Communications Program Manager (Hybrid)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 272639
About Us

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our strategic plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school.

Georgia Tech's Mission and Values

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do:

1. Students are our top priority.

2. We strive for excellence.

3. We thrive on diversity.

4. We celebrate collaboration.

5. We champion innovation.

6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

7. We nurture the wellbeing of our community.

8. We act ethically.

9. We are responsible stewards.

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

Job Summary

Provide and manage communications services regarding highly technical topics for one or more specific research units. Develop detailed knowledge of faculty expertise and research done by these units; assess strategic communications needs and manage provision of comprehensive communications services to those units. Where necessary, obtain specialized expertise such as graphic design, web design, photography, video and social media strategy and manage integration of those services to meet identified strategic goals.This position will interact on a regular basis with: internal and external management, faculty, staff, unit personnel and stakeholders. This position typically will advise and counsel: internal and external management, faculty, staff, unit personnel and stakeholders. This position will supervise: NA.


Job Duty 1 -
Develop detailed knowledge of assigned research units; assess, identify and elevate science/technology news opportunities within relevant research areas; Develop and manage strategic initiatives to inform and guide internal stakeholders on key issues; ensuring internal and external strategies are aligned.

Job Duty 2 -
Create a cohesive communications strategy for each unit that aligns with Institute-level priorities; Develop core messages that meet the goals of the Institute and research strategic plans and customizes core messaging to meet the needs of different audiences.

Job Duty 3 -
Lead unit level multi-media communications efforts for one or more units that target internal and external audiences, support business goals and enhance the reputation of the unit(s) and the Institute.

Job Duty 4 -
Proactively cultivate an environment of information sharing and success recognition.

Job Duty 5 -
Ensure quality control and messaging consistency of all information released.

Job Duty 6 -
Direct and provide executive communications support.

Job Duty 7 -
Serve as the liaison from the unit to the research communicators' network, as well as to the creative services team and Institute Communications. Convene collaborators in Institute Communications and across campus to advance internal communications objectives.

Job Duty 8 -
Identify projects requiring specialized skills such as graphic design, web design, photography, video and social media strategy and partner with staff reporting to the Research Creative Services Director. Manage project timeline and deliverables on behalf of unit leadership.

Job Duty 9 -
Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Communications or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience
Five to seven years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Preferred skills include use of MS Office software for presentations and writing; familiarity with content maintenance of Drupal-based websites.

Writing sample required for consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to cultivate strong, positive relationships, work effectively in a collaborative team environment and superior speaking, writing and editing skills.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Technical writing for research or science writing experience
  • Ability to write ad/web copy
  • Ability to work with Marketing on strategic communications
  • Ability to translate technical information to broad audiences
USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our university¿s work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

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