University of Utah

The University of Utah is becoming a model of best practices and a leader in interdisciplinary research to help individuals and communities understand the interconnections between humans and the environment and to address the urgent sustainability challenges of our time.

University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sep 03, 2018
Full time
Job Summary The Sustainability Office is seeking a full-time Communications and Relationship Manager to advance the story of our work. The position is ideal for someone who brings excellent writing, critical thought, problem solving and the mechanics of fundraising and communications. Duties include producing and writing communications content across multiple platforms, managing a team of student interns, occasionally acting as a spokesperson for the office, and coordinating fundraising efforts among public, private and individual donors. The role requires the ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and contributors. Experience in the field of sustainability is preferred, though not required. The manager will work alongside a dynamic team of 11+ faculty/staff and 20+ students advocating for meaningful change across all areas of the University of Utah. The manager will report directly to the Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer and the Director of the Global Change & Sustainability Center, and will coordinate with sustainability professionals and other stakeholders across campus. This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. Responsibilities Essential Functions 1.Organize and plan sustainability communication strategies 2.Manage the flow of information to the public, promote positive public image and reputation of sustainability, and build strategic relationships with stakeholders 3.Promote and advertise sustainability programs, events, services, and expertise 4.Organize, oversee, and edit electronic, multimedia, and print content 5.Manage relationships, content, and promotions on social platforms 6.Help design, manage, and drive the implementation of a successful fundraising strategy to support sustainability development needs for the University of Utah Position Description Communication (70%) Create, implement, and oversee communications programs that effectively describe and promote sustainability research, education, engagement, and campus progress at the University of Utah. Communication Management Organize and plan communication strategies: •Lead the campus-wide quarterly sustainability communication forum; •Coordinate and support sustainability communication efforts for the Sustainability Office/GCSCand with affiliated research units including the U Water Center, Center for Ecological Planning & Design, and Society, Water, & Climate Research Group. Public Relations Manage the flow of information to the public, promote positive public image and reputation of sustainability, and build strategic relationships with stakeholders: •Seek internal and external earned media opportunities, coordinating with University Marketing and Communication; •Ensure timely delivery of well-written press releases and media advisories; •Act as the first point-of-contact for media seeking a sustainability story. Marketing and Creative Direction Promote and advertise programs, events, services, and expertise: •Create and implement concepts for branding, advertising campaigns, and marketing messages; •Create and edit specific communication pieces from theGCSCsuch as brochures, reports, once-a-semester newsletters; •Support program managers in ensuring successful completion of marketing needs for their programs; •Work with designer/design team to ensure timely delivery of all graphic content such as posters, reports, and postcards. Content Management Organize, oversee, and edit electronic, multimedia, and print content: •Develop and implement style and communication guidelines; •Manage a student team of content creators; •Track and manage deadlines to ensuring timely delivery of content; •Provide editing and final oversight on all materials from the Sustainability Office; •Ensure timely maintenance of platforms including website, blog, newsletter, and others. Social Media Manage relationships, content, and promotions on social platforms: •Manage social media intern(s); •Provide editing and final oversight for all social media communication. Advancement (30%) Help shape, manage, and drive the implementation of a successful fundraising strategy to support sustainability development needs for the University of Utah. Development Management Facilitate, together with the chief sustainability officer, deputy director, and director ofGCSCthe creation and implementation of an annual development strategy. Donor Database Management Utilize Salesforce workflow management system to plan, implement, and evaluate specific fund development programs and campaigns: •Ensure donations and relationship contacts are entered in Salesforce; •Oversee reports and queries for relationship management, fundraising, and mailing lists; •Prepare management reports, as needed and requested. Minimum Qualifications Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sep 03, 2018
Professor-Instructor-Post Grad
Track   Tenure Track New Position to Begin   7/1/2019 Details The University of Utah’s Department of Communication, housed in the College of Humanities, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Science, Environmental, and/or Risk Communication, effective July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in one or more of these areas of study, as well as a background in quantitative research methods. This position is primarily centered in the Department’s Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk area of emphasis. Scholarship that complements one or more of the Department’s other areas of emphasis is desirable but not a requirement. Scholars who examine issues of social justice; race, sexuality, class, and gender equity; and questions of diversity in relation to science, environmental, and risk communication are desirable. The standard annual teaching load for tenure-track faculty in the Department is 2/2. The strongest candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach courses in strategic communication, science or environmental communication, and quantitative research methods to support the college’s largest undergraduate major. The candidate will also advise master’s and doctoral students and teach graduate level courses in their area of expertise in the Department’s highly ranked graduate program in Communication. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2019 (A.B.D. candidates will also be considered); an active research program leading to publication; potential for success in grant acquisition; a record of or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; and a willingness to conduct service for the department, University, and in the field of communication. Formal review of applications will begin on   October 1, 2018   , and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting scholarly activities; a vita; a writing sample; evidence of teaching excellence; and contact information for three letter writers. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Robin E. Jensen, Search Committee Chair, at r.e.jensen@utah.edu . The University of Utah is a member of the Pac 12. The Department of Communication at the University of Utah is a top department in the field of communication, with an award-winning faculty; outstanding doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate programs; and state-of-the-art facilities. With five cutting-edge research areas—science, health, environmental, and risk communication; interpersonal communication; critical/cultural studies; digital media; and rhetoric—the Department is committed to excellence across the full range of communication research and teaching, offering top-notch Ph.D., M.A., M.S., B.A., and B.S. degrees, as well as four undergraduate sequences and three post-baccalaureate certificate programs. The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com