Advertised Summary Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of ICAP's Deputy Director for Communications and Content Strategy, the Communications Officer Creative Content will serve as ICAP's primary developer of creative products and content to support a wide range of strategic communications activities designed to raise awareness and increase support for ICAP, a global health leader situated at Columbia University that works to improve the health of families and communities. The Communications Officer will work with staff across ICAP's New York City headquarters and its country offices abroad to help ensure ICAP's mission, messages and accomplishments are communicated in creative and compelling ways to a wide variety of stakeholders.
- Play a lead role in developing and producing communications products that express ICAP's strategic messages in clear and distinctive ways and help to differentiate ICAP's unique contributions to global health. The Communications Officer quickly and efficiently creates high-quality communications materials in every medium under tight deadlines and to exacting standards. Work includes graphic design and production of print and online publications, conceptual graphics to communicate data in clear and compelling ways, visual presentations for conferences, event signage and collateral, website and social media posts, video production and post-production, and photography acquisition and editing.
- Provide guidance and support to the creative design of communications products generated by the organization
- Establish, evolve and support integration of organizational brand identity, monitor compliance throughout the organization, and facilitate and problem-solve co-branding issues with partners
- Maintain an orderly and efficient internal proprietary management system for collection, storage, and servicing of photos, graphics, logos, videos, templates, and other relevant materials
- Service and disseminate content as directed through internal communications channels as well as external media
- Maintain and manage relationships with external parties such as producers, freelance photographers, videographers, printers, and others
- Provide proofreading, formatting, and branding support to others within ICAP for products generated for consumption by external audiences (e.g., conference posters, slide presentations)
-Maintain production calendars for all products under development
- Devise and maintain an internal organizational system for requests for new content to ensure timely delivery
- Support other communications needs of the organization, as needed
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required or equivalent in training and experience and at least four (4) years of relevant experience in organizational communications, graphic design, and/or content production.
The selected candidate will be required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and fluency with Adobe CC, especially Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects
- Knowledge of web design and experience with web-based content management, especially WordPress
- Demonstrated experience leading the development of photo and video projects and significant experience developing graphics, figures and infographics
- Demonstrated project management experience
- Demonstrated ability to innovate, with a track record of translating scientific and/or technical content into compelling communications materials
- Experience supervising/managing the work of others (e.g., consultants), and providing direction to graphic designers, photographers, videographers, etc
- Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills. Ability to work effectively, flexibly, and creatively in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Excellent written communication, editing, and proofreading skills and strong attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills, personal initiative, strategic thinking skills and problem-solving aptitude
Preferred Qualifications: - Prior experience working in or communicating about global public health programs, especially HIV, non-communicable diseases, and global health security
-Prior experience within an academic medical center or university environment
- Demonstrated general knowledge of cultural and development issues common to resource-limited settings (e.g., sub-Saharan Africa)
- Illustration ability and experience with video animation
-Ability to speak, read and/or write in French or Portuguese
- Limited domestic and international travel is expected.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.