| Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Operations of the Data Sciences Institute (DSI) and collaborating closely with the Communication Team in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science's (SEAS), the University's Office of Communications and Public Affairs, and the Director of Internal Communications, the Assistant Director identifies and prioritizes strategies to reach key target audiences; shapes messages in support of the Institute's strategic goals; develops and expands a graphic-identity program consistent with university-wide identity guidelines; and establishes measurable goals, metrics and assessment tools to evaluate success of strategic communications.|
The Assistant Director will develop and execute an aggressive media relations strategy focused on professional engineering publications to increase Institute's national and international visibility; coordinate and collaborate with SEAS and the University's central communications office in working with general interest media, serving as a liaison with faculty; provide proactive outreach to media by identifying key opportunities; write news releases, press advisories, fact sheets, backgrounders, "pitches" to media, and provide information for the Institute's web site and social media outlets.The Director will lead external communication, web communications, print media, and internal communications; and serve as liaison with Institute's leadership, faculty, and research.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and or its equivalent in education and experience required. At least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience required in the marketing, strategic communications, and/or media relations fields. News and/or public relations writing experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must be a service-oriented professional who demonstrates creativity in performing assigned tasks, has flexibility and performs well under time pressure. Must possess understanding of the job at the strategic as well as tactical levels. Must have an entrepreneurial approach with strong strategic planning and implementation skills; the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of constituent groups, including Institute, SEAS, and University administrators, faculty, graduates, students, and professionals in corporate relations and government; the ability to coordinate and execute multiple projects simultaneously; excellent communications, written and interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage staff and function well in a team environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in journalism or multi-media communications highly desirable.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.