Posting Number 2017-3261 Location US-NY-Brooklyn Posted Date 6/14/2017 Union N/A School/Division Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) (AS1111) Department Name : IISDM (Administrators) FT/PT Full-Time
The Director of Communications is responsible for overseeing a communications division by managing the brand and marketing of NYU’s Institute for the Study of Decision Making (ISDM) and the Institute’s flagship research study, The HUMAN Project (THP). This role leads the communications and public outreach efforts for the 10,000-participant, 20 year longitudinal study centered in NYC with plans to expand to 10 other U.S. cities over the next decade. This person is a leader who operates at the intersection of big-picture strategy and detailed-oriented execution. The HUMAN Project, which already receives extensive media coverage, seeks an experienced communications manager who is passionate about science, data and making a positive impact on peoples’ lives. The work of the communications division will elevate the reach and reputation of THP and directly support the Project’s subject recruitment process to be initiated in Fall 2017. The candidate will manage an internal team of 3-5 people and contractors from up to 3 external firms at a time. The communications division, under the Director’s auspices, is responsible for managing: all internal and external official communications; mailing lists and email listservs; selecting and executing events; social media; press relations; government relations and outreach; graphic design; branding; user experience; creation of digital and print educational and marketing materials; dissemination of IISDM/THP research and news; supporting the recruitment of participants for THP; website creation and management; and video production. For sensitive and high-impact products or tasks, like marketing materials, market research, and video production, the Director provides creative input and quality assurance.
Required Education: A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, English, or a bachelor’s in the social or physical sciences with relevant professional experience.
Preferred Education: Master’s in relevant discipline.
Required Experience: 5-10 years of relevant professional experience in the communications and marketing.
Preferred Experience: Experience developing and executing brand awareness and/or digital advertising campaigns. Knowledge of and familiarity with New York City media landscape and outlets; Government relations experience in New York City and New York State in particular (federal government experience, particularly NIH or NSF-related). Communications experience in any of the following areas: public health, big data; biotech/biomedical industries; science advocacy or policy.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to establish and lead teams and develop partnerships. Exceptional collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to work with little direct oversight, develop and manage own workload, and oversee workload for the team. Excellent problem-solving skills. Breadth of knowledge of the communications area, its functions, principles, tools and processes, with demonstrated ability to successfully complete increasingly difficult and independent assignments. Demonstrated ability to provide advice at the strategic level; demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of discretion. Must have excellent written and communication skills.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Familiarity with biological or social sciences is a plus.
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