The Part-time Communications Manager will play an active role in refining and executing the Center for Decision Researchâ™s strategic communications plan. The incumbent 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. The Communications Manager will join a fast-paced, highly collaborative administrative team focused on advancing the work of the Center during an important period of growth. This is a part-time, temporary position working 20-25 hours/week.
In partnership with the Senior Associate Director of Communications, refine and execute a strategic communications plan.
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; press releases; email marketing; promotional copy for events, partners, and potential donors; internal reports and memos; and advertising copy.
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.
Manage and coordinate multiple aspects of event promotion: overseeing digital and physical marketing, including direct email campaigns and print advertising; managing partnerships and opportunities for cross promotion.
Assist in producing publications that market the center to potential partners, donors, and other constituents, as well as reports that steward existing relationships.
Support the writing, editing, production, and distribution of an electronic newsletter.
Assist in managing the Centerâ™s website, including writing, editing, analyzing performance and metrics, and researching industry-wide best practices.
Act as an ambassador for the Center for Decision Research in interactions with prospective and current students, researchers, alumni, and other key partners.
Assist in event staffing.
Outstanding writing and editing skills.
Exceptional project management and time management skills, with the ability to oversee multiple projects and navigate competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
Broad knowledge of social media strategy, platforms, best practices, and emerging trends.
Knowledge of digital communications best practices, including website content development, data maintenance, and email marketing.
Working knowledge of basic HTML, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in journalism, public relations, marketing, English or related field.
At least two years of work experience in communications field preferred.
Proven experience working as part of a collaborative and solutions-oriented team to create original, impactful, and aesthetically compelling communications preferred.
Experience overseeing the production of marketing and communication publications, both digital and print preferred.
Two short writing samples or excerpts (300-800 words)
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