Internet2 and the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) were recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide researchers, professional staff, and students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) with programs and services that address their cyberinfrastructure needs. Internet2 and the MS-CC are currently funded for a minimum of 2 years by the NSF pilot award.
This is an exciting opportunity to support a collaborative effort in ensuring that historically underserved institutions are equal participants in the U.S. and global research and education communities.
We are seeking a creative and collaborative individual with a background in supporting program implementation through relationship building, marketing, and communications to increase our engagement efforts around advancing cyberinfrastructure across HBCU and TCU campuses. Our ideal candidate is someone who cares deeply about equity and inclusion, and is passionate about using storytelling to inform, inspire, and influence.
- Work with the Director, Minority Serving-Cyberinfrastructure Consortium and Internet2’s Communications team to implement program strategies and shape the tone and voice of strategic communications in order to elevate MS-CC’s presence and recognition.
- Plan for, write, and distribute strategic editorials, including blogs, press releases, opinion editorials, bylined articles, case studies, and fact sheets. Other materials and communications as needed.
- Participate in the planning, coordination, and execution of the MS-CC’s outreach and engagement efforts, including workshops, conferences, and events.
- Project manage the creation and execution of email campaigns, ensuring alignment to goals and milestones.
- Use marketing automation software to build and schedule email campaigns, including email list segmentation.
- Support public relations campaigns.
- Write and schedule social media posts and website content.
- Guide the creation of graphics, visuals, and videos as part of campaign planning
Experience and Skills
- Experience using inclusive language and applying an equity lens to communications.
- Able to develop clear, concise, credible, compelling, and consistent messages across multiple communication channels.
- Passion for PR and familiarity with media relations databases.
- Knowledge of marketing principles including developing and executing strategic, integrated marketing and communication plans.
- Project management skills working on complex projects with multi-stakeholders
- Deliver accurate, error-free communications while maintaining exceptional attention to detail.
- Must be deadline and detail-oriented while simultaneously being flexible and able to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.
- Familiarity with what campus cyberinfrastructure entails, such as broadband, networking, security, data storage and management, cloud computing, and high performance computing.
- A deep commitment to issues of access and inclusion within higher education technology, and an understanding that these are essential lenses through which every communication produced by our team must be viewed.
- Degree or certification in communications, journalism, digital marketing, or related field or equivalent practical experience.
- A minimum of 2–4 years of work experience in a program coordination, communications, public relations, events, or marketing role.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Experience studying or working at an HBCU and/or TCU is preferred but not required.
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