Communications and Events Specialist - Skandalaris Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR69434
The Skandalaris Center Communications and Events Specialist will be responsible for the execution and continuous measurable improvement of the Centerâ™s events and communications strategies, including the development of 50+ annual events and signature programs engaging alumni donors and sponsors, faculty, and students, communication outreach materials and protocols, and utilization of unique venues and mediums to reach the diverse audience of the Center.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Manage and develop events and programs that engage the startup ecosystem and bring in sponsorship funding and resources to the Center â“ including events at the Danforth Campus, Med School Campus, Cortex, and the St. Louis region. Design promotional materials/work with contractors/student workers to create print and digital media; disseminate/advertise materials across both campuses; schedule/write press releases. Ensure compliance with University standards for all publications and promotional materials.
Design and implement all event activities and branding content strategy, generation and dissemination. Serve as a key liaison with regional Entrepreneurial Support Organizations, Washington University Departments/Organizations for collaborative events, the Office of University Advancement, the Office of Public Affairs, and other media outlets.
Actively track metrics and analyze demand/satisfaction/outcomes associated with Skandalaris Center initiatives; manage databases, and assist with custom surveys. Input data, update records, run reports, in coordination with WUSTL colleagues.
Manage budget for execution of events plan.
Perform other duties as assigned
The work environment is primarily an office setting with frequent events/programs where transporting of lightweight (15lbs) materials/tables/etc. will be required.Â
Many Skandalaris events and programs are held in the evenings and on weekends, thereby requiring hours/activities outside the normal work-day as needed. Work will be conducted at both the Danforth and Medical School campuses and occasionally off-campus.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please attach a copy of your cover letter with your application.
Formal undergraduate education in entrepreneurship.
Experience with branding, marketing and social media in an entrepreneurial context.
Proven ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines with varying degrees of pressure; ability to exercise judgment and take corrective action.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite products.
This position requires a self-starter with excellent project management, technical, communication (both written and oral), and interpersonal skills; A self-motivated individual driven by challenge with the ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.Â
Must be able to work independently in an environment of multiple and conflicting priorities and projects; anticipate and resolve problems and updates supervisor on status of projects.Â
The candidate should have good professional judgment, initiative, and confidence.Â
The candidate will work independently but have the ability to function as part of a team, coordinating with multiple constituencies.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Undergraduate degree and three years of related experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Outlook, and Access).
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal.
A service-oriented communicator who is a true team player.
Strong creative and problem-solving skills, organizational skills, event management, attention to detail, and customer service skills.
Experience with social media and website maintenance.
$43,400.00 - $71,700.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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