Develop and carry out a public-facing communications and engagement plan, in partnership with IMSI colleagues
Develop and conduct communications training for participants in IMSI scientific activities
Develop and carry out public engagement and outreach strategies focused on broadening participation in the mathematical sciences, perhaps in partnership with other groups
Work with IMSI sub-awardees and other partners on public engagement and education outreach programs
Work with the Director and Executive Director in identifying opportunities for innovative communications and public engagement programs
Work with the Director and Executive Director on identifying and raising funds for innovative program ideas
Draft summaries of IMSI scientific activities, designed for dissemination across many media & channels, for a range of defined audiences
Assists with the development and implementation of education outreach programs. May collaborate with teachers on implementing curriculum in the classroom.
May assist with fundraising efforts, including writing grant proposals.
Under the direction of senior leadership, develops programs and relationships to advance program initiatives
Uses knowledge of the divisional vision and values to assess, evaluate, and recommends opportunities for collaboration with partners.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree, in a STEM field preferred; or journalism, communications, or other relevant subject.
Graduate degree, training, or work experience in some relevant combination of the following: STEM, science journalism, science communications, informal science education, science outreach, science museum/center, theater, edutainment, performance, TV, video/film â“ accumulating to 5-7 years of experience related to the DCE position
Demonstrated strengths and accomplishments in writing, speaking, performance, or other public communications
Familiarity with the science communications, public engagement, and informal science education literature and leading practices
Demonstrated creativity in relevant program development and execution
A commitment to broadening participation in the mathematical sciences through socially just and inclusive practices
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated administrative and organization skills
Ability to work with a broad range of partners including, students, faculty, staff, leaders & staff from partner organizations
Attention to detail and timeliness
Creative problem solving
Enthusiasm for being in front of an audience, ranging from business and academic leaders, faculty and researchers, university coworkers, outside colleagues, students, children, and families.
Ability to read an audience and modify communications strategy and style accordingly
Thrives on change, ambiguity, and thinking on their feet
Diplomatic approach to partnerships and other IMSI relationships
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