Job Requisition Number: 23396. The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS ? http://bids.berkeley.edu) was founded in fall 2013 to build on existing campus strengths with a multidisciplinary emphasis that aims to facilitate and enhance the development and application of cutting-edge data science techniques in the biological, physical, social and engineering sciences. The Institute aims to build on the many recent innovations in data science techniques so that they can be applied in effective ways to domain science challenges.
The Institute brings together researchers across disciplines through a number of pathways including fellowships, postdocs, memberships, and staff appointments. We host a variety of activities (lectures, hackathons, bootcamps) to help train the next generation of data scientists, and support a growing portfolio of software development and research projects (http://bids.berkeley.edu/research). The Institute?s initial support is provided by a 5-year $12.5 million grant from the Moore and Sloan Foundations together with significant support provided by UC Berkeley. The ?Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment? also supports similar programs with shared goals and objectives at the University of Washington and New York University. Additional funds raised from private individuals, foundations, industry, and government sources also support Institute operations.
Reporting to the BIDS Executive Director, the Communications/Program Manager will be responsible for helping to develop and implement the communications that are integral to building a strong and cohesive community of researchers around data science at Berkeley and beyond.
?Work with Executive Director to create, develop, recommend and implement comprehensive and effective communications strategies. ?Write, edit and design print and online communications for both internal and external audiences, including website content, brochures, newsletters, and social media. ?Encourage and enable interaction between BIDS constituents by helping to organize seminars, lectures, and social events. Manage communications activities associated with special events. ?Assist Executive Director with communications to current or future funding agencies or donors. ?Work with UC support staff and contractors as needed to ensure that systems are developed to meet the needs of an evolving program. ?Provide logistics support in planning and implementing events, lectures, and social events. ?Help in coordinating and documenting BIDS internal communications.?Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal and external communications, including strategic planning, execution, and measurement of communications programs ?Excellent creative, written, verbal, interpersonal, active listening and political acumen skills ?Advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite or related publishing toolkits ?Proven experience with Drupal, Wordpress or other CMS system and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and others) ?Excellent ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously without loss of productivity, quality or accuracy ?Ability to travel occasionally and attend occasional evening events
Education/Training: ?Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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