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Communications and Program Support Specialist

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Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Communications and Program Support Specialist
Job Summary:

Scripps Gerontology Center is seeking a Communications and Program Support Specialist to support the organization’s communications platforms and programmatic priorities. Scripps is a successful research organization with a strong record of external funding, achieved through a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and positive impact.

Duties/Physical Demands:
  • Work with leadership team to update content and maintain currency of organizational websites
  • Work with authors to create data visualizations and final formatting for presentations and for printed materials including grant proposals and research reports
  • Manage digital files and archives of reports, publicity, and brochures
  • Work with research dissemination lead to review, update, and maintain standards for graphics, formatting, and dissemination of research reports, newsletters, articles, and related materials
  • Gather information for and create internal and external newsletters
  • Provide support for large-scale surveys through management of contact lists, supervision of student workers, and assistance with SNAP software and helpline calls
  • Lead production of materials for training sessions for Opening Minds through Art program
  • Assist with recruitment, admissions, matriculation, and graduation processes for graduate programs in gerontology
  • Facilitate the work of the center through customer support, back-up, and assistance with office procedures and projects as needed
Minimum Qualifications:

Relevant associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated ability to create and understand data tables, graphs, and charts; experience with Microsoft office applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and Adobe Pro; experience with CollegeNet CRM; good editing and proofreading skills and experience with APA formatting; experience with SNAP survey software.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in higher education or similar setting; knowledge of the aging network and external funding procedures in the field of gerontology; familiarity with Scholarly Commons.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Direct inquiries to Cheryl Johnson at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications begins October 21, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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