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Assistant / Associate Director of Strategic Communications

Apply now Job no: 496303
Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Part Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Assistant / Associate Director of Strategic Communications
Salary/Grade:

$20,000 - $24,000 for Assistant Director; $24,000 - $27,000 for Associate Director

Job Summary:

Develop and implement a strategic communications plan for the Center. This individual reports to the Executive Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center and is responsible for branding, communications management, and overall message content for the Center. Scripps maintains communication with a variety of audiences, including but not limited to: academic researchers; prospective students and Gerontology program alumni; legislators and policy-makers; older adults and their families; and the general public. We deliver our message via paper and online research reports and journal articles, webinars, social media, periodic electronic newsletters, and annual reports. Three associated webpages also showcase our work —Scrippsaging.org, ScrippsOMA.org, and ohio-population.org. Disseminating and promoting Scripps work with excellence, accuracy, timeliness, and broad visibility is a key priority. Position is 50% time.

Duties/Physical Demands:
  • Updating and maintaining Scripps communication platforms and implementing new and innovative communications strategies;
  • Developing and implementing a plan for regular review and updating of written products such as informational brochures and flyers;
  • Developing and implementing a plan for regular review and updating of three websites;
  • Writing content for and creating custom products such as newsletters, annual reports, press releases, brochures, infographics or other materials as needed;
  • Recruiting and coordinating with regular and contract staff members engaged in production of communications materials such as research reports, social media posts, and webinars;
  • Serving as liaison with University Communications regarding news and press releases, experts for News Bureau requests, implementation of Miami guidelines for communications materials, and other activities.
Minimum Qualifications:

For appointment as Assistant Director: Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field. Final candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of sample communications material.

For appointment as Associate Director: Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field. Three or more years of experience in communications planning, research dissemination, or related field. Final candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of sample communications materials.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of gerontology and programs and services for older adults.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Direct inquiries to Pamela Mayberry at mayberps@MiamiOH.edu. 

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 ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.
 
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications begins December 2, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:

No

 

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 ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

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