The Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing an effective multi-media contact strategy for the Department of Chemistry, including oversight of department communications, alumni relations, and development initiatives. Composed of approximately 550 faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students, the department has a long tradition of continued excellence in academics, research, and public engagement.
This position works closely with key department staff as well as the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Wisconsin Alumni Association, and campus communication resources to provide prepared and original content for a variety of audiences through social media, website, and print. A primary focus is the development of engaging, relevant stories that feature cutting edge research, innovation, public engagement, and gift impact. This position also creates and maintains the "voice" of the department through social media, newsletters, and other publications.
Develops and supervises the execution of communication programs and may supervise personnel and/or other resources in support of institutional or unit communication goals.
15% Manages the day-to-day operational unit plans to align with strategic initiatives and to meet established objectives
30% Plans, writes, and edits content for various internal and external stakeholders
15% Plans and directs unit programs and/or projects to ensure adherence to deadlines and budgets
10% Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
30% Develops, implements, and delivers communication materials through various mediums to designated audiences
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
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Required Bachelor's Degree Preferred fields: journalism, communication, marketing, or science field
A minimum of one year of professional experience in communications, marketing or journalism is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience as a writer, reporter and/or editor in producing content for print publications and/or electronic communications.
Required Skills: - Excellent writing skills, especially related to marketing communications with the ability to function well under deadline pressure - Excellent interpersonal skills with groups and individuals in diverse settings and using a range of techniques including face to face, telephone, email and other written correspondence, and public speaking. - Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to work toward goals within deadlines and manage complex projects. - Proficiency with web technology and writing for the web.
To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.
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