The Institute for Assured Autonomy, a joint endeavor by the Johns Hopkins Whiting School for Engineering and Applied Physics Lab, is currently recruiting for a Communications Associate to propel the mission of the institute to become a driving force for assured autonomy. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency to oversee and execute strategic projects from conception to reality. They will also be proficient in defining and reporting on metrics relating to ROI.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee and execute communications strategies that position the institute as a premier thought leader and nationally recognized center of excellence by working closely with its leadership and other personnel at the Whiting School of Engineering and the Applied Physics Lab
Serve as a trusted strategic advisor, crafting clear messages and selecting appropriate channels, as needed
Ensure all public statements and releases are aligned with strategic initiatives and comply with any contractual obligations
Act individually and with marketing teams and vendors to craft captivating content for external and internal audiences, including, but not limited to: articles, graphics, presentations, marketing materials, displays, events, digital media, newsletters, podcasts, blogs
Distribute said content via social media, newsletters, marketing efforts, publications, press releases, the IAA website and more
Position the institute's directors and affiliated researchers as thought leaders including via national speaking engagements
Develop and maintain internal and external mailing lists by segment (academia, government, industry) in coordination with CRM
Maintain and update IAA WordPress website
Oversee the creation and execution of institute-specific and affiliated events Provide consultation and recommendation related to the development of communication for major publications and/or significant initiatives/programs/partners- including pitches and PR efforts
Publicize the institute's flagship projects and research findings for wide impact and influence across mainstream and trade media
Provide consultation and recommendation for paid and organic media and communications efforts
Serve as subject matter expert in multiple communication vehicles. Work with leadership to target and market potential research and news stories
Plan and support communications to foster national and local partnerships and strategic collaborations
Provide thought-leadership on emerging trends in communications and design
Oversee management of budgets, vendors, selection of vendors etc. as needed
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related field.
Four years related experience.
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Four years of relevant professional experience are required, to include branding, collateral creation, communications, PR, social media, and integrated campaigns based on research and analysis.
An advanced understanding of marketing and communications strategy, development and maintenance of best practices in traditional, web and social media standards is required.
Demonstrated experience in assessing multifaceted situations and collaborating across complex organizations.
Experience working with creative teams in a dynamic environment.
An ability to operate independently, set priorities, and adjudicate competing needs in a fast-paced organization.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to translate complex research or scientific data into materials for lay audiences.
Project management experience.
Demonstrated ability to build collaborative working relationships and identify, assess, and meet diverse client needs.
Ability to organize workflow, prioritize and manage multiple projects with minimal direction, meet deadlines, think critically and creatively, and exercise sound judgment.
Experience communicating with, and partnering with industry, government and federal agencies preferred.
Experience in a supervisory role, preferred.
Samples of writing, project management, strategic plans are desired.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proficient in CRM software (SalesForce), CMS platforms (WordPress), Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Google Analytics, social media and digital marketing platforms.
May supervise communications staff and/or students assisting with communications related tasks.
Classified Title: Communications Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,870 - $82,250 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: IAA-Institute for Assured Autonomy Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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