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The newly established Rice Sustainability Institute builds on the strong research and curricular programs Rice scholars have developed in the past 40 years on the topics of sustainability, energy, climate and environment. Its mission is to develop energy and environmental solutions that are economically positive, socially viable, and globally relevant.
The communications and marketing lead will develop and implement RSI's communication and marketing strategy. This position will design and execute communication and marketing campaign solutions from concept to completion, across multiple channels: digital, print, web design and marketing deliverables. In particular, this role will assist in the creation and maintenance of websites and social media accounts for RSI and the programs and centers housed within the institute.
This is a hands-on position: the successful candidate must be able to perform tactical responsibilities and take part in strategic planning as well as collaborate with diverse teams and must be results oriented.
Hiring Salary $65,000-$72,000
3 years of experience of related experience in communications, public relations, or another related field
Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and priorities, working on a team or independently
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adaptable to change Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills
Good organization and creativity skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to use a wide variety of communication outlets
Ability to think strategically and work on a team
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness
Develops and manages the communication and brand strategy for RSI and its programs & centers incorporating appropriate channels (e.g., websites, social media platforms, digital newsletters. Etc.)
Recommends, manages, and executes integrated marketing plans and strategies to meet RSI mission
Assists in the creation and maintenance of websites / social media accounts for RSI and the programs / centers housed within the institute, including
Creating web pages using Rice's supported technologies
Performing website administration
Interpreting website design and layout in a creative and fully integrated manner
Guides event planning and execution as needed to support marketing objectives
Manages vendors on specific projects
Manages program budget, goals, and objectives in alignment with organizational goals
Manages market research and analysis used to make informed decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation and customer targeting
Assesses market opportunities and tracks market trends
Recommends marketing improvements based on findings
Writes, designs, and coordinates the production of communication and marketing materials
Ensures that all communications and branding are aligned with Rice Associated Press style by working with Public Affairs
Performs all other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in communication, marketing, journalism or related field
Experience managing social media and digital communication platforms
Ability to conceptualize and write compelling copy for informational and promotional projects
Demonstrated experience creating and / or maintaining websites with Drupal
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Faculty and staff are expected (but not required) to have completed a full vaccination series for COVID-19 (currently defined as full course COVID-19 Vaccine (typically two shots of a WHO-approved COVID-19 Vaccine or one J&J) and a COVID-19 booster. Rice does not require documentation for COVID 19 vaccination at this time for faculty and staff. More information can be found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/policies
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