1) Work closely with the Chemistry Chair and Department Manager to plan and implement departmentâ™s internal and outward-facing communication strategy.
2) Maintain content on department web page: faculty information, student/postdoc resources/department news/profiles/events.
3) Manages departmentâ™s social media presence.
4) Acts as photographer as needed for communications responsibilities and departmental events.
5) Writes, compiles, and edits content and photos for biannual departmental newsletter (Chemists Club), and publishes/distributes.
6) Coordinates with News Office, PSD communications, PSD Development.
7) Arranges departmental events: responsible for arranging invitations, reservations, photography, catering for events including, but not limited to memorial services, retirement receptions, special mini-symposia, outreach events, alumni events.
8) Work closely with the Chair, Department Manager, and PSD to execute marketing efforts to increase visibility of program and develop donors.
9) Manages the alumni database and daily contact of department with development and alumni.
10) Manages department calendar.
11) Works with others on events for faculty, students and staff.
1) Excellent oral and written communication skills.Â
2) Strong customer service skills and ability to interact with and serve a diverse population with tact, courtesy, clarity, and diplomacy.Â
3) Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion.Â
4) Ability to maintain calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines.Â
5) Ability to use appropriate resources to resolve an issue.Â
6) Ability to follow an issue through to resolution.Â
7) Must have the ability to work independently with a minimum amount of direct supervision and proper discernment.
1) College or university degree in related field.
1) Knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
2) Experience with developing digital communications
3) Non-profit or higher education communications experience
4) Experience with Drupal or similar content management systems
5) Photography and photo-editing experience
2) Letter of Interest
3) Writing sample (web-based preferred)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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