New York University Part-Time Hourly : Communications Coordinator -2023 in New York
Housed at NYU Steinhardt, the Research Alliance for New York City Schools is an independent, nonpartisan research center that conducts rigorous studies on topics that matter to the City’s public schools. The Research Alliance invites applications for a part-time Communications Coordinator from individuals with a strong interest in education policy, practice, and research; experience with online communications and social media; outstanding writing skills; and a proven ability to collaborate. We seek candidates from diverse backgrounds, particularly from groups that are underrepresented in education research and policy.
The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Communications and the Outreach and Partnerships Manager to implement strategies that engage a variety of audiences. Our communications efforts are designed to share findings and lessons from specific Research Alliance studies; build the overall visibility and credibility of the Research Alliance’s work; and promote the use of evidence in NYC’s education system. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for producing website, e-newsletter, and social media content; managing contact lists; and assisting with the production and dissemination of publications.
· Digital communications. Implement website, e-newsletter, and social media strategies. Write and post website content using Steinhardt’s content management system. Respond to staff requests for website updates. Ensure that all new material on the website meets digital accessibility guidelines. Maintain a strong database of contacts for dissemination of reports and other news. Adhere to the Research Alliance’s brand identity standards across all platforms.
· Publications. Proofread and layout publications for print and digital release. Help plan and execute report release and dissemination strategies.
· Events. Support the planning and coordination of virtual and in-person meetings and events, including Steering Committee meetings held three times per year.
· Bachelor’s degree, preferably in public policy, education, communications, or relevant social science field.
· Attention to detail. Ability to manage competing demands and complete tasks under time constraints.
· Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills; editing experience a plus.
· Ability to take initiative and know when to ask questions; comfortable working independently and in a team environment.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office products. Basic knowledge of web design and production, including experience with content management systems. Experience producing social media content. Familiarity with digital accessibility standards is a plus (the person hired for this role also will be expected to complete NYU trainings related to digital accessibility).
· Design-savvy; experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Canva a plus.
· Interest in/knowledge of NYC’s education system.
· We seek applicants who carry diverse perspectives. Strong candidates are able to recognize how social/cultural biases may impact research, policy, and communications.
Duration : Oct 1, 2023 - June 2024 , with the possiblity of extension .
Salary/ Compensation : $25-$30 hourly , approxiamately 10 hours per week.
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the hourly salary range for this position is $25.00-$30.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the specific grant funding and the terms of the research grant when extending an offer.
Submit resume and cover letter discussing interest in the position and qualifications.
References will be requested after an initial round of interview(s).
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