Digital Communications Specialist Data Science Academy | Raleigh, NC Position Number 00108780
The Data Science Academy is the first of several NC State Academies, which are true university-wide efforts involving all 10 colleges. The Data Science Academy will encompass multiple departments, centers and institutes and address all three pillars of the university’s land-grant mission: education, research and service to the state of North Carolina. At NC State, Data Science is for everybody.
The Data Science Academy Communications Specialist is responsible for implementing and maintaining the communications objectives of the NC State Data Science Academy (DSA). Reporting to the Executive Director, the communications specialist will raise awareness of data science initiatives at NC State and raise the visibility of the DSA, both within the university community and with external partners. The DSA communications specialist will build enthusiasm for data science, bring together new collaborations, support intercollegiate cooperation, and advance the goal to make data science experiences available to everyone at NC State and beyond. Equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion will be fundamental design and development principles of the DSA. DSA communications will attract and inform partners in many sectors of business, industry and government.
The communications specialist will lead the communications strategy for the Data Science Academy, with a focus on welcoming, interdisciplinary and inclusive messaging. They will execute projects directly as well as coordinate with staff across the university. They will proactively seek creative mechanisms to share information about data science at NC State, including email marketing, print, video, social/digital media, art and performance. They will manage media relations, develop materials for fundraising, assist donor stewardship and alumni relations, and advertise courses, programs, consulting, and special events. They will collect and analyze data to make decisions and communicate about the endeavors and impact of the Data Science Academy. They will lead the writing of annual reports.
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Technical and administrative skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, or similar software.
Ability to use Gmail and Google applications.
Experience with budgeting and expense tracking
Ability to develop metrics to measure growth, collect data, communicate results and adjust plans accordingly
Ability to use Adobe or similar applications.
Experience with Wordpress for web design
Experience designing social media and video planning (in collaboration with graphic artists and videographers)
Experience managing media relations and email marketing campaigns]
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including proofreading
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills
Keen attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Ability to interface with a wide variety of staff, students, faculty and external partners
Creative problem solver
Skills and ability to maintain a positive and optimistic attitude and professional demeanor
Ability to welcome and encourage a diverse group of data science enthusiasts
Curiosity about data science
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds while setting-up special event premises or other occasions, with reasonable accommodation as needed.
This position will be responsible for attending events and transporting necessary materials to events.
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To view the full job posting, application instructions, and to submit an application please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/149723 or visit jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position 00108780.