Communications Specialist II

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Ames, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Information:


Position Title:
Communications Specialist II


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience


Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or related field.
Experience communicating highly technical, scientific information to the public in various media.
Experience managing projects and multiple deadlines.
Experience with website and social media development and content management.
Experience with diverse marketing strategies and approaches.
Experience with graphic software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Visio) and video editing


Job Description:

Iowa State University is the lead institution for a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center of Excellence known as the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) a five-year, $20 million-dollar grant. 

The Communications Specialist is responsible for planning, executing, and measuring a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy for CSAFE. This position will have frequent communications with NIST, CSAFE partner institutions, and external stakeholders in the field of forensic science.  Other responsibilities include managing a robust visual identity for the center, managing and developing concepts and materials for reporting on research impacts; working with ISU News Service to promote ISU research to various media outlets; developing visual and written communications and marketing products for distribution to key communities and outlets; and developing and managing the institute’s web and social media content, supports promotional events, and supports internal communications.

The successful candidate will possess a passion and exceptional capability for explaining the nature and value of complex, highly technical scientific and/or statistical concepts to the public through a variety of media; excellent written, oral and visual communication skills; and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals.  


Appointment Type:
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

November 2, 2022


Number of Months Employed Per Year:


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Rate Type:
Salary


Pay Grade:
PS807


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
October 13, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 21, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3404



Position Information:


Position Title:
Communications Specialist II


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience


Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or related field.
Experience communicating highly technical, scientific information to the public in various media.
Experience managing projects and multiple deadlines.
Experience with website and social media development and content management.
Experience with diverse marketing strategies and approaches.
Experience with graphic software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Visio) and video editing


Job Description:

Iowa State University is the lead institution for a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center of Excellence known as the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) a five-year, $20 million-dollar grant. 

The Communications Specialist is responsible for planning, executing, and measuring a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy for CSAFE. This position will have frequent communications with NIST, CSAFE partner institutions, and external stakeholders in the field of forensic science.  Other responsibilities include managing a robust visual identity for the center, managing and developing concepts and materials for reporting on research impacts; working with ISU News Service to promote ISU research to various media outlets; developing visual and written communications and marketing products for distribution to key communities and outlets; and developing and managing the institute’s web and social media content, supports promotional events, and supports internal communications.

The successful candidate will possess a passion and exceptional capability for explaining the nature and value of complex, highly technical scientific and/or statistical concepts to the public through a variety of media; excellent written, oral and visual communication skills; and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals.  


Appointment Type:
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

November 2, 2022


Number of Months Employed Per Year:


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Rate Type:
Salary


Pay Grade:
PS807


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
October 13, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 21, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3404


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