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The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a 75% FTE part-time Strategic Communications Director.
This position will focus on: •Development and execution of internal and external strategic communications infrastructure for the Pacific Marine Energy Center. •Development and execution of a coherent and comprehensive approach to communicating the strengths, successes, and opportunities of a multi-institution, interdisciplinary center focused on the rapidly evolving field of marine renewable energy. •Successful development and execution will elevate UW’s research profile, attract high-quality graduate students and faculty interested in marine energy, and amplify the Center’s role in responsibly advancing marine renewable energy.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop strategic communications framework, including assessment of existing status (30%), Implement strategic communications infrastructure including publicly-facing content at www.pmec.us, social media, and internal communication channels (30%), Develop content for strategic communication (20%), Support critical center operations on an as-needed basis (20%). Specific examples of responsibilities include: strategic messaging and initiatives with existing and potential research sponsors; website development and maintenance; curation of PMEC’s social media profile on Facebook and Twitter; developing new content through science writing and digital media creation; serving as the primary point of contact for external media relations and sponsor communication teams; coordinating within and across communication teams at partner universities; and brand/identity development for PMEC.
Development and execution of strategic communication plan for Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC), Coordinate content development with faculty, staff, and students across PMEC partner institutions.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in a field related to strategic communication AND at least 4 years of job related experience. Broad expertise in development and execution of strategic communication of science and technology, with an emphasis on visual, social, and web media. Experience working with scientists to communicate their discoveries to a wider audience. Outstanding written and verbal communication. Ability to work independently with limited oversight. Experience coordinating teams with diverse skill sets.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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