John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking an experienced individual to manage research communications activities in support of research-active faculty, centers and institutes, and college-wide priorities. Reporting to the Director of Research Operations and Dean of Research, this position will provide comprehensive support for dissemination of the results of externally funded research projects across scholarly disciplines in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities; design strategies to increase the impact of the college’s institutional priorities; and provide support and training for broad-based initiatives in public scholarship.
the Research Communications Manager:
- Ensures successful development and implementation of communication plans for internal, external, and intercollegial communications within the CUNY system;
- works with faculty scholars and in coordination with the college’s marketing and communications office to write web articles and press releases for recent discoveries;
- designs and manages web and social media communications and promotional strategies for the Office;
- assists the College’s Marketing and Communications Office in facilitating faculty and research centers media relations;
- coordinates promotional and dissemination efforts with partners in government, community-based organizations, corporations, foundations and other funders in coordination with the College’s External Affairs and Development Offices;
- collects and reports data on the impact of faculty research and scholarship, including traditional and altmetrics;
- supports the design and execution of the John Jay Research annual report;
- plans and coordinates Office for the Advancement of Research sponsored events and scholarly initiatives, and supports/advises College faculty in organizing research-based conferences, meetings, and events at the College;
- maintains and expands the John Jay Research contact database.
In addition to these core duties, the Research Communications Manager will:
- Provide formal training and informal guidance to scholars and researchers on print, video, digital and social media platforms for engaging productively in public scholarship.
- Maintain the College Research blog and other research communications streams.
- Provide support for institutional efforts to participate meaningfully in national and international public discourse on justice-reform issues.
- Manage promotional campaigns in support of Office for the Advancement of Research sponsored events, publications, and trainings.
- Coordinate with the CUNY Office of Research to ensure the visibility of John Jay scholars and researchers in CUNY-wide promotional publications and campaigns.
- Assist the Director and Dean in fostering a culture of public scholarship at the College.
- Be expected to travel to CUNY's Central Office and various CUNY campuses.
Master's degree preferred and six years related experience – Experience in supporting research communications in a liberal arts university setting – Experience managing web platforms and social media tools, such as html, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, etc. – Knowledge of academic-specific social media platforms and tools such as AcademicWorks, Academia.edu, ORCID, ResearchGate, etc. – knowledge of traditional measures of scholarly impact and altmetrics – Excellent writing skills – Experience and skills in designing and implementing promotional materials and campaigns – Strong interpersonal and communication skills – Ability to handle constant and recurring deadlines - Effective organization and time management skills
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Outgoing president Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has overseen unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. Incoming president Karol Mason brings a wealth of experience as a deputy attorney general and Director of the Office of Justice Programs in the Obama administration, where she oversaw and funded ambitious research projects in criminal justice, and as a longtime trustee of the University of North Carolina system.
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Research Foundation
The Office for the Advancement of Research promotes scholarly activity, publication/performance of works, and grantsmanship at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Office works with key stakeholders, including faculty, Center directors, staff and administrators via workshops, one-on-one mentoring, collaboration, and internal programs aimed at professional development. Working with the Office ...of Sponsored Programs, the Office serves as a liaison and resource to faculty and staff submitting grants to federal, state, and private sources. The Office works with our Office of Marketing and Development to promote the scholarly mission of the College to the external research communities and the general public.