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 Integration Project Manager: The CFAES Knowledge Exchange is seeking a Knowledge Integration Project Manager. The Knowledge Integration Project Manager will form and lead a team to be the driving force for identifying relevant research and data for Knowledge Exchange projects. The Knowledge Integration Project Manager and their team will be responsible for leading the initiation, planning, execution, and closure phases of engagement of stakeholders, faculty and extension educators to identify topics of interest; leveraging existing expertise; engaging educators in mutual conversation; and building networks and long-term relationships within and beyond the University for the exchange of CFAES knowledge among all of CFAES’ stakeholders, including local economic development personnel, government officials, industry representatives and the public. The Knowledge Integration Project Manager will partner with the Knowledge Technologies Systems Manager, the Knowledge Communications Program 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 Integration Project Manager must be creative, innovative, collaborative and inspirational. The Creator of Knowledge Integration will build and lead a team of students and post-doctoral researchers to serve as a creative force for building connections and collaborations between researchers, students, and stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will:
Be able to lead a creative team,
Be able to sift through complex and varied research outputs from CFAES researchers to identify research for translation into easy to understand data-driven outputs.
Be able to identify stakeholder needs for data-driven analyses
Partner with internal and external stakeholders to build a portfolio of projects
Build strong relationships with community partners
Monitor local, state, regional, and national issues to identify Knowledge Exchange related needs
Have excellent customer service skills
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, business, political science, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 1-5 years of experience communicating and representing an organizations' interests with local economic development personnel, government officials and the public; experience leading a creative team; strong interpersonal skills; experience communicating with academic researchers to understand complex research.
Data center experience.
Target Salary: $65,004.00 - $75,000.00 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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