Division/Department: Steinhardt/ IHDSC – Global TIES for Children
Reports to: Douha Boulares, Budget & Communication Associate
Work Location: New York, NY
Please note that this is a hybrid position requiring 2 days per week of work be conducted from our NYU's Washington Square Campus.
Work Schedule: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary (Pay Range): $60,000.00
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Start/End Date: September 1st, 2022 – August 31st, 2023
Possibility of contract renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding)
About Global TIES for Children
At New York University's Global TIES for Children (NYU-TIES) we design, evaluate and advise on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe. Led by University Professors Larry Aber and Hiro Yoshikawa, we work with some of the world's leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and with governments in low-income (LI) and conflict-affected (CA) countries on developing and evaluating innovative approaches to promoting the health, education, and social development of children and their communities. Together with our key strategic partner organizations, our work leverages cutting-edge scientific methods and interdisciplinary collaboration to:
Generate actionable evidence to promote child and youth development by conducting and evaluating powerful strategies to transform relevant "social settings" (i.e., classrooms, schools, families, communities, etc.) that are key drivers of children's learning and well-being;
Communicate actionable evidence by engaging diverse stakeholders across sectors and regions and disseminating a rigorous evidence base to inform program and policy decisions for children and youth in LI and CA countries; and
Build human, administrative, and institutional capacity for a robust global science and practice through the provision of professional development and training activities.
To contribute to such a vision, NYU-TIES is:
Conducting research in partnership on education program implementation and impact and on holistic child development in contexts of conflict and protracted crisis;
Communicating to diverse, non-technical stakeholders to facilitate the uptake of evidence and measures
Increasing the capacity of research-practice-policy partnerships to develop, adapt, test and use data from holistic learning measures at a national/sub-national scale;
Developing and disseminating global public goods (e.g., measures of holistic learning, learning modules, open-source R packages) to support stakeholders' capacity to generate and use actionable data.
The Communication Coordinator will serve as a key component of a small but growing communications team, assisting with all aspects of internal and external communications for several Center project activities, including:
Creating diverse communication products (press releases, videos, blogs, pitches, etc.) to effectively communicate research goals and findings to technical and non-technical audiences
Building and disseminating e-communications, utilizing a strong creative and media skill set to generate content for various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Tracking projects' campaign exposure and pulling and assessing various reports, analytics
Coordinating with Center colleagues to collect project and publication updates to inform the TIES website, publication management tools (i.e. Zotero), and Center newsletters
The position will be at New York University's Washington Square campus.
The Communication Coordinator will report directly to the Budget & Communication Associate and will work closely with project Research Scientist(s) and Associate(s). The Communication Coordinator will be responsible for the following activities:
Ensure website content is relevant and up to date.
Implement a system to secure website updates from project teams.
Develop and maintain a social media calendar of social media posts, events and important dates.
Disseminate content on TIES' social media platform and analyze engagement.
Monitor social media accounts and respond inquiries as needed.
Work with University partners to ensure website/social media posts meet and adhere to branding and accessibility guidelines.
Research trends and best practices for utilizing various social media outlets
Ensure all TIES products are stored in the Zotero account for ease reference.
Support in the communication and dissemination of results of research activities:
Collaborate with research staff to brainstorm, design, and disseminate research publications and other project specific outputs.
Copy edit produced materials to ensure accuracy and clarity.
Assist in planning, executing, and monitoring communications campaigns:
Research, compile, and keep up to date lists of key media/stakeholder contacts
Assist in the creation, review and dissemination of communications materials including press releases, and other public relations (PR) materials
Provide administrative support for PR and program/research events on-site, off-site, and virtually.
Refine organizational systems for tracking and organizing communications products and dissemination materials and metrics using project management software such as Asana
Coordinate media outreach with NYU Public Affairs.
The candidates should have:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline; major in marketing/advertising or communications a plus
Ability to work well independently and in a multidisciplinary, multi-country team.
Excellent organization skills, efficiency, and attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Culturally and globally-minded with a strong interest in culture, news and current affairs
The ideal candidate will also have:
Arabic/Spanish proficiency is a plus.
Demonstrated experience in utilizing social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) with scheduling software (Hootsuite, Later, etc.)
Strong writing and technical editing skills
Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products – especially Photoshop, InDesign, Caneva - or other graphic artistry experience is a plus.
Mastery of database software (e.g., Excel, Google Sheets) and openness to adopting project management software (e.g., Asana, Copper).
Benefits and Employment Conditions:
Competitive salary (salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience) and attractive fringe benefits (health, dental, vision, retirement, etc.) and support for conference/event travel related to Center projects.
Minimum one-year commitment required, with the potential for renewal.
The position could begin as soon as September 1, 2022. The position will be based in New York City. Global TIES for Children is a research center embedded within NYU's Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC).
To Apply: Submit the following required documents via Interfolio:
Statement of Interest
3 professional references (full name, contact number and email address)
1 sample of communication product that you have designed.
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