The CFAES Knowledge Exchange: Grounded in the applied sciences and social sciences of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The CFAES Knowledge Exchange is a start-up venture that will transform the way the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences communicates basic research and data.
Fundamental to the mission of a world-class land grant University is the generation and dissemination of new knowledge to enhance the well-being and sustainability of individuals and communities both within and beyond the University walls. The CFAES Knowledge Exchange will draw on the expertise of University faculty, staff and students, and partnerships with industry, community organizations and decision authorities, to build a suite of online and mobile services and exchanges for:
Sorting and providing access to complex Food, Agricultural, and Environmental data in digestible accessible formats,
consolidating, translating and communicating research on Food, Agricultural and Environmental issues in a digestible format for appropriate audiences,
developing data-driven, research-based analytical tools and practical indicators of economic, environmental, social, and cultural well-being for decision making
conversations for exchanging new ideas
Housed in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, The CFAES Knowledge Exchange will build a network of researchers, educators, analysts, web-developers, and communicators at land grant universities nationwide to bridge the gaps between academic research, public data, and the public.
The CFAES Knowledge Exchange serves as a cooperative and collaborative forum for the:
aggregation, consolidation and interpretation of public data relevant to the Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES),
the translation of basic and applied research in FAES in common language for mainstream audiences,
The accessible analysis and dissemination of new knowledge, and
the mutual exchange of transformative practical ideas with individuals, educators, stakeholders and decision-makers at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Knowledge Communications Program Manager: The CFAES Knowledge Exchange is seeking a Knowledge Communications Program Manager. The Knowledge Communications Program Manager will lead a team of students and post-docs to be the driving force for applied-science writing and social-media/web-based content for Knowledge Exchange projects. The Knowledge Communications Program Manager will partner with the Knowledge Technologies Systems Manager, the Knowledge Integration Project Manager, and the Director of the Knowledge Exchange to form the creative team to transform the way the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences communicates basic research and data. The Knowledge Communications Program Manager must be creative, innovative, collaborative and inspirational. The Knowledge Communications Program Manager will build and lead a team of students to serve as a creative force for translating CFAES research into digestible and comprehensible web-based content.
The Knowledge Communications Program Manager will partner with the Knowledge Technologies Systems Manager and the Knowledge Integration Project Manager to translate and transform complex CFAES research and data outputs into user-friendly data-driven outputs.
The ideal candidate will:
Be able to lead a creative team,
Be able to sift through complex and varied research outputs to identify research for translation into easy to understand data-driven outputs.
Be an expert and creative writer
Help create content including videos, photos, graphics and presentations
Write and edit talking points/key messages for researcher, stakeholder and educator use
Partner with internal and external stakeholders to build a portfolio of projects
Build strong relationships with community partners
Assemble materials for Knowledge Exchange projects
Work closely with Knowledge Technologies and Knowledge Integration
Have excellent written and oral communication skills
Be innovative and creative and willing to push a clear vision
Master’s degree in science or social science communications, journalism, demography or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 1-5 years of experience identifying and translating data-driven research for varied audiences; experience leading and supervising a creative team; experience communicating with academic researchers to understand complex research.
Data center experience.
Target Salary: $60,000.00 - $65,004.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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