Communications & Project Coordinator, Research and Economic Development
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Location: Buffalo, New York
Internal Number: 37647
Position Title: Communications & Project Coordinator, Research and Economic Development
Posting Number: R220242
Employer: Research Foundation
Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000
The University at Buffalo (SUNY) is seeking a Communications & Project Coordinator, who will be responsible for developing, editing, managing and implementing content across various communications channels, platforms and initiatives for the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED), and assisting the Assistant VP for Administration and Planning with strategic projects. The successful candidate is highly motivated, creative and eager to learn; thrives in a fast-paced, enterprising environment; and demonstrates sharp organizational and project management skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborating with subject matter experts to develop high quality content for internal and external audiences, including e-newsletters, talking points, web content, presentations, and social media.
Assisting with the implementation of core marketing and communications objectives.
Drafting office correspondence and managing institutional email accounts and lists.
Coordinating with the Assistant Vice President regarding communications with SUNY, Research Foundation, and University leadership.
Managing various communications initiatives and ensuring timely follow-up on information requests.
Supporting the Assistant VP in the implementation of strategic initiatives with multiple stakeholders and deliverables.
The incumbent will work collaboratively with university communication leaders, other marketing colleagues and will be a vital team member in a highly supportive environment. The Communications & Project Coordinator will collaborate with faculty, researchers, and university leadership administrative professionals daily. Therefore, discretion, tact, and a knowledge of university etiquette for interacting with faculty and university leadership are essential.
The VPRED and its constituent units guide and support the university's research enterprise as well as its economic development and entrepreneurial activities. It advocates on behalf of researchers, manages compliance and process, and nurtures innovation within the institution and the community.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuits – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefits packages.
About The University at Buffalo The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America's leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Candidate must have excellent written communication skills, and the ability to maintain professional standards under demanding time constraints.
The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and operate in a fast-paced environment is critical to success.
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiencies with communication tactics and technologies in communications or academic environments working with digital content, website management, social media and multi-media content creation.
Prior experience in marketing and communications role with a focus on editorial planning, content creation, copy-editing, social posting and digital tactics.
Prior experience editing within a Content Management Systems (CMS).
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.
UB is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.