Salary Range: $18,576 - $27,492, prorated salary range for 0.5 FTE/20 hours per week.
The Communications Coordinator works with the Physics and Astronomy Department Chair and the Institute for Cosmology, Subatomic Matter & Symmetries (CoSMS) Director to provide an exceptional communications and marketing program for each unit. This person will also interact with CoSMS faculty at UNC, Duke, NCSU, NCCU, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Communications Coordinator leads the Department's and CoSMS' integrated, comprehensive communications and marketing program which includes both inward-facing and outward-facing communications. This person organizes communications efforts across the department and CoSMS to achieve synergy. The Communications Coordinator is an innovative, visionary, seasoned professional prepared to lead these communications and marketing initiatives. This person will use communications and marketing to tell our story and communicate the impact of our research, practice and education, recruit top students, facilitate the department's advancement efforts, and strengthen communications within the department and CoSMS. The totality of the communications and marketing efforts should promote the department's and CoSMS' missions, brand, and advancement efforts in the context of a rapidly changing communications landscape. The Communications Coordinator will lead an integrated, comprehensive, engaging and effective approach to communications and marketing, articulated in a plan, based in the science and best practices of communications and marketing, incorporating multiple platforms which are mutually reinforcing. With input, the Communications Coordinator defines, delivers and monitors messages, strategies and media appropriate for different audiences, with substantial input from and engagement with key audiences, including students. This person is the leader and architect for platforms including our websites, digital media and a strong web-based presence, including social media combined with influential print, broadcast and other media. Using qualitative and quantitative data, data from a variety of external sources, and engagement with highest priority audiences, this person identifies and prioritizes needs/preferences of key audiences, including students and prospective students, faculty and staff, alumni, donors and potential donors and key opinion leaders. This person leads efforts to obtain feedback from these audiences on a regular basis and uses and shares Google and other analytics to understand audience needs, preferences and values in the spirit of continuous improvement. The Communications Coordinator must be attuned to changes in the communication landscape, regularly scanning and determining where our efforts should be directed most efficiently and effectively.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Demonstrated experience managing a communications and marketing enterprise with substantial web and social media presence is essential. Demonstrated experience using and managing a variety of web channels (e.g., website, blogs, Twitter) and monitoring and evaluating the impact of such channels to understand and influence organizational reputation is required. Must be experienced in brand strategy. Exceptional written, digital and oral communication skills, particularly in science/health communications are required. Must be able to function in a fast-paced, excellent but lean organization. Must be committed to diversity and inclusion. Must be able to establish effective relationships with influential media (print, broadcast, electronic and internet-based). Must be detail and deadline oriented.
Candidates with relevant post-Baccalaureate degree or candidates with 4 or more years of experience and background in communications and/or public relations or marketing with an undergraduate degree will be given preference.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 173374
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