The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in the College of Letters and Science at UW-Madison is seeking an exceptional candidate to manage and oversee the planning, coordination, and implementation of effective communications, outreach strategies, donor relations and stewardship, and events designed to support the department's strategic priorities, programs, services and its mission.
Develops and drafts communication content and assists in the execution of the communications strategy in support of unit communication goals.
10% Monitors reach and effectiveness of communication campaigns, projects, and initiatives
15% Plans editorial content according to established goals and objects
15% Communicates with stakeholders to verify requests and identify editorial resources
20% Writes, edits, and publishes content for various communication projects and marketing platforms to align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns
20% Provides project management and execution of communications programs, initiatives, and tactical plans
10% Interacts with alumni, advancement officers, and donors to cultivate and maintain relationships that promote the growth of the teaching and research mission of the department.
10% Interacts with faculty and researchers to promote the visibility of the research mission of the department.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Bachelor's Degree Focus in Communications, Marketing or related subject area preferred.
Desired professional qualities/characteristics: - Demonstrated experience and competence in communications required. Experience in education or non-profit sector desirable. - Detail-oriented; possessing excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills; agility to work concurrently on multiple tasks, projects, and assignments, and to meet deadlines. - Experience working with faculty, researchers, scientists, or other experts with demonstrated ability to translate complex material into clear and engaging content for lay audiences. - Experience planning and creating content for various formats and platforms. - Ability to work competently and efficiently with Adobe Creative Suite, or similar software. - Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other web programming languages
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
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To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.