The Assistant Director of Communications will play an active role in refining, executing, and evaluating the Center for Decision Researchâ™s strategic communications plan. The Assistant Director will write for a broad range of audiences; develop strategy and content for the Centerâ™s Social media identities; manage event promotion; and assist with web updates and management, marketing campaigns, print production, and overall external relations and community engagement. Will join a fast-paced, highly collaborative administrative team focused on advancing the work of the Center during an important period of growth.
1) In partnership with the Senior Associate Director of Communications, refine and execute a strategic communications plan.
2) Assist with research, write, edit, and deploy content in distinct voices appropriate to the audience, medium, and genre, including but not limited to: original content for the CDR website and social media; messages to potential research participants; press releases; email marketing; promotional copy for events, partners, and potential donors; internal reports and memos; and advertising copy.
3) Assist in creating content and strategy to engage and grow the pool of potential research participants.
4) Assist in managing the Centerâ™s website, including writing, editing, analyzing performance and metrics, and researching industry-wide best practices.
5) Create and refine a social media strategy that engages and grows our external audience, helps raise the public profile of the center, promotes faculty research, highlights the activities of the PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories and promotes participation, and demonstrates CDRâ™s preeminent position as a thought leader and catalyst in the field of behavioral science.
6) Support the writing, editing, production, and distribution of an electronic newsletter.
7) Manage and coordinate multiple aspects of event promotion; oversee digital and physical marketing, including direct email campaigns, social media, and print advertising; manage partnerships and opportunities for cross promotion.
8) Assist in producing publications that market the center to potential partners, donors, and other constituents, as well as reports that steward existing relationships.
9) Act as an ambassador for the Center for Decision Research in interactions with prospective and current students, researchers, alumni, and other key partners.
1) Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
2) Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills.
3) Work independently with little supervision; possess a self-motivated disposition; identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes, all while achieving key objectives resulting in desired outcomes.
4) Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, and persuasion skills.
5) Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
6) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty and corporate contacts in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, phone.
7) Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach.
1) A minimum three years of professional experience in communications.
2) Knowledge and working experience with marketing techniques and best practices. Â
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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