Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), a world-renowned scientific research organization, seeks a Communications and Special Projects Coordinator for our Banbury Conference Center. CSHL’s Banbury Center convenes think tank-style meetings for groups of 20 to 30 scientists, and is recognized internationally as being amongst the world’s best discussion workshops for topics in bioscience research and policy. The Center is situated on a 55-acre estate on the north shore of Long Island, with three buildings used as accommodation for meeting guests as well as a fourth building with offices and the conference room. The estate also includes amenities such as a tennis court, pool, and private beach.
Under the supervision of the director, the Banbury Communications and Special Projects Coordinator (CSPC) coordinates and executes the daily activities required to deliver the Center’s messages to meeting participants, external stakeholders, and the public. The CSPC also manages specialized activities, especially as related to creating promotional materials, tracking meeting impacts, maintaining historical records, as well as assisting with routine administrative needs as reasonably requested by the Center director.
— Update and maintain the Banbury Center website with new meeting reports, publications, photos, other materials
— Implement and improve the Center’s social media strategy in collaboration with the Banbury director and CSHL Communications department
— Create new content for the Banbury website and social media accounts, including the “Humans of Banbury” series
— Act as a central point of communication with meeting participants, including issuing invitations and collecting responses, updating organizers
— Design Banbury messaging and promotional materials/“swag” for various stakeholders with input from director
— Field external requests for information about Banbury (including use of facilities)
— Serve as point-of-contact for CSHL activities at Banbury
— Maintain the Banbury meeting calendar, CSHL intranet calendar, FMX events
— Communicate information about Banbury meetings to internal CSHL groups
— Coordinate follow-up surveys for meeting participants to track impact
— Improve use of Banbury “historical” records
— Work with CSHL Library & Archives to coordinate digital conversion of paper records
— Work with director to identify opportunities for specialized meetings or events in line with the CSHL/Banbury mission — Prepare meeting invitations (from a template)
— Prepare meeting programs (from a template), prepare participant packet and badges;
— Contribute to updating of Center database and digital files;
— Field general incoming emails/calls;
— Provide as-needed support for other administrative coordination.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at: www.cshl.edu
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Experience: 2-3 years’ experience preferred (or a degree related to communications/writing)
— Demonstrable oral and written communications skills; — Proficiency with social media (Twitter, Instagram), and internet-based research; — Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; — Proficiency in use of MacOS, MSOffice; experience with graphic design/visual design software (e.g., Adobe suite, Canva); — Capable of making effective decisions, and seeing the big picture; — Ability to work independently, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines — Capable of multi-tasking, collaborating across teams; — Able to use diplomacy and discretion.
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.