CSWS now hiring for Research Dissemination Specialist

CSWS is now hiring for a Research Dissemination Specialist, recently reclassified as a Public Info Representative 2. Please go to this UO Human Resources link for the full description and for information on how to apply: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/524395/research-dissemination-specialist

Research Dissemination Specialist
Job no: 524395
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Center for the Study of Women in Society
Classification: Public Info Representative 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $21.32 – $32.64 per hour
FTE: .60

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 16, 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including three professional references, please submit a current resume and a cover letter that expresses your interest and summarizes your qualifications.

Department Summary
For more than 40 years the Center for the Study of Women in Society (http://csws.uoregon.edu) has funded feminist scholarship at the University of Oregon. Our mission is simple: we create, fund, shar and support research that addresses the complicated nature of gender identities and inequalities. The center is an organization under the Office of Research and Innovation. The center’s staffing consists of a director, an business manager, an information dissemination specialist position, and this position

Position Summary
This position develops and oversees all aspects of communication and publicity for all programs run by CSWS. Specific duties include creating content for the website, writing and coordinating publication of the Center’s Annual Review, writing and editing additional publications, developing new relationships with broad audiences, and creating and managing effective strategies for the dissemination of CSWS events and research. 

This position develops and directs both long- and short-term communication strategies that increase the visibility of CSWS and its programs on campus and the surrounding community and state, on the web, through social media, through print materials, and through media outlets. The research dissemination specialist’s primary responsibilities are to attract attendees to CSWS events, educate the public about CSWS’s activities and its work, disseminate research carried out by CSWS research grant awardees, research interest groups, and faculty affiliates, and to raise the profile of the Center and its work. The research dissemination specialist serves as the primary media liaison for the Center. This position also provides direction, guidance and assistance for events and campaigns hosted by sponsored Research Interest Groups and the Women of Color Project. This position plans and organizes all aspects of the yearly CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium (NWWS). Working with the director and other faculty affiliates, this position selects authors and panelists to participate in a series of lectures, talks, panels, and workshops for the NWWS, extends invitations, keeps the budget, and provides the coordination and publicity for all events. This position also organizes reading groups to discuss books related to the symposium or other upcoming CSWS events.

Minimum Requirements
• Three years of experience as a public relations representative for an organization which involved gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public, handling public relations, preparing press releases, and interaction with the news media. At least one year of this experience must have involved participating in planning and administering an organization’s public relations program.

A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a closely-related field may substitute for up to two years of the general experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Strong organizational skills
• High degree of creativity, independence, and self-motivation
• WordPress for website content development
• Maintain social media presence and content
• Uses graphic design programs such as Photoshop and InDesign to create publicity materials, including print, web-related, and electronic communications-related materials, to convey information effectively, specifying type styles, ink colors, paper, photographs and any illustrations used in layout; implementing UO graphic identity.

Preferred Qualifications
• A master’s degree in Journalism, English, Creative Writing or equivalent field
• Five years experience in professional writing and editing, including experience editing online publications and reports and social media• Grant-writing experience a plus
• Layout and production experience
• Commitment to the goals of CSWS and knowledge of various constituencies
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong performance in cross-cultural communication
• Ability to take photographs and work with professional photographers

FLSA Exempt: No