Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office for Technology Management. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Communications and Outreach Manager is responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating marketing strategies for Washington University’s Intellectual Property (IP). This position promotes the office through events, social media and other forms of communication. Additionally, the position manages a team of marketing interns that are responsible for developing marketing materials and identifying potential partners for Washington University IPs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify stories that highlight the University’s IP and OTM’s achievements. Communicate these stories and achievements through written, graphic and/or video content. Produce materials for internal and external marketing of OTM.
Responsible for the development and tracking of the department’s marketing strategy. This includes identifying the department’s key goals and metrics in the areas of internal and external marketing.
Manage the department’s team of marketing interns by hiring team members, distributing tasks, and evaluating work product.
Identify, organize and implement events that OTM should host or attend.
Maintain OTM’s website and social media sites by updating with current news stories and maintaining the posted list of Washington University technologies.
Coordinate with Public Affairs and other media outlets to ensure that OTM media is appropriately marketed.
Create and execute OTM’s quarterly newsletter
Work with OTM colleagues to design and implement educational content and programming for faculty, students and staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field.
Two to four years of marketing experience in the university or the private sector.
Strong communication skills and an exceptional ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients are also required.
Experience working with Adobe CC (Creative Cloud).
Education or experience in life/biological science, medicine, biomedical engineering, engineering, or physical sciences would be a plus. Alternatively, an MBA would be beneficial.
Experience in a university technology transfer office or in commercial development within the private sector would also be beneficial, as would be experience with event planning and management.
Web development and videography skills are a plus.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
This position must also be comfortable with marketing strategies.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Usual administrative office working conditions. Ability to attend meetings at local on and off campus locations.
The hiring range for this position is $46,215 - $60,079 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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