The Governance Lab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering aims to improve our lives and communities by changing how we govern using new technology. We design, implement and study high impact, multi-disciplinary projects with partners in city, state, and national governments and other public interest organizations in the United States and around the world.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Location: While the majority of the GovLab’s staff is based in Brooklyn (NYC), we strive to be a global organization with team members located all over the world.
The Governance Lab (the GovLab) is excited to announce the search for a talented communications professional to play a central role in helping translate and make relevant the various activities of the GovLab to a diverse and broad audience of practitioners, policy makers, academics, and the general public.
Based at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Governance Lab is a research, training and experimentation laboratory that focuses on improving people’s lives by addressing real world challenges through institutional redesign.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a clear thinker, speaker and writer who can work with the leadership team to develop and distribute materials supporting the organization’s strategic objectives. S/he will employ a wide range of tools and tactics to ensure information reaches target audiences with measurable impact.
The GovLab not only seeks to be a leader and innovator in how to conduct action-research, it also wants to innovate how to communicate effectively and meaningfully. This new position is therefore expected to help us experiment with new communications techniques and will help us “walk the talk” as we are advocating for data driven and collaborative ways of approaching challenges.
Reporting directly to Senior GovLab leadership, the position serves as a key GovLab ambassador, building strong relationships with intermediaries, including the media, and major stakeholders; will be tasked in developing and implementing a communications strategy for the GovLab’s data program, including projects such as Data Collaboratives, Open Data’s Impact, Open Data for Developing Economies and Open Data 500; and will be responsible for the enhancement of the GovLab’s social media presence, developing content for website(s), initiating a targeted audience strategy, and managing a fully integrated dissemination plan for various projects of GovLab’s data program that includes speaking engagements, onsite and offsite events, leveraging networks and fundraising when needed.
Qualifications & Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished communications professional with at least five years of senior level strategic communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” role within a nonprofit organization and covering areas such as website content, newsletters/blogs, and promotional materials. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages is critical.
S/he will be a self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects on different timelines and have a proven track record of being “an innovator” and in forging collaboration across a complex organization of various disciplines and professionals. S/he will also be an experienced audience strategist who can design effective audience research and segmentation.
In addition, s/he will have:
All interested applicants should contact Fred De John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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