Manager Research Comm.

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 2/13/2017

Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
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The Manager of Research Communications, reporting to the Director of Operations, will work closely with the Temple Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications and other key administrators and communicators throughout the University and will support efforts to communicate and promote key research, technology, and entrepreneurship initiatives. This includes managing mid and long-term communications strategies to expand public awareness of the University's major research and entrepreneurial initiatives. Success in this position will be determined by a changed and heightened understanding of Temple's key interdisciplinary science, technology, and entrepreneurship initiatives among our central audiences including the general public, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania opinion leaders, and the University community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least four years of progressive communications experience to include implementing and managing organizational strategic communications initiatives. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated collaborative and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

*Demonstrated ability to comprehend complex scientific issues, and translate specialized and/or technical jargon suitable for the general public.

*Evidence of sophisticated judgment about the relative newsworthiness of scientific developments and sensitivity to the broad political context framing science news.

*Demonstrated ability to work with Drupal content management system.

*Demonstrated evidence of strong written communication skills.

*Demonstrated ability to work with discretion and tact.

*Demonstrated ability to carry projects through to successful completion.

*Proven accountability for one's work product.


*Master's degree in Communications, Media, or a related field.

*Experience with developing and implementing research communication plans.

*Experience working at a university or college setting.

*Experience conducting communications advocacy in a competitive media environment, or similar experience providing communications guidance to a corporation or nonprofit with a high public profile.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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