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Communications Specialist

South Florida Tech Hub

South Florida Tech Hub

Marketing & Communications
Boca Raton, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Role summary:

This dynamic role will positively impact all facets of the Research Park at FAU’s mission and operations. This role connects the day-to-day and strategic communications of the Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures with its stakeholders, as well as the assisting in the recruitment of new, research and technology-oriented companies joining our dynamic community of innovation. The ideal candidate will be a creative, regionally minded communications and marketing professional with a passion for company and economic growth in South Florida. She/he will have fresh ideas and approaches to amplify the Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures’ stories, boosting company recruitment and engagement across Florida Atlantic University and the South Florida business community.

Responsibilities:

● Craft and effectively communicate the Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures’ mission and objectives to the South Florida business and governmental community.

● Design or supervise the production of all marketing materials and communications for the Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures.

● Assist in the development of a robust pipeline of technology and research-based companies interested in expanding to the Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures.

● Build and maintain strong relationships with Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures-based companies, seeking effective Park activation tactics.

● Capture event moments through photography/videography or coordinate with professionals, as appropriate.

● Generate compelling and engaging content for social media, newsletters, website and publications.

● Manage and optimize social media marketing for audience engagement, growth and enhanced visibility.

● Evaluate and implement new tools for enhanced engagement and visibility of the Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures’ missions.

● Craft and disseminate press releases and other media communications, nurturing media relationships.

● Serve as liaison with external vendors for photography, design and other services.

● Perform additional tasks as appropriately directed.

Qualifications & Skills:

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism or business.

● Language skills in Portuguese, Spanish and/or Hebrew is a plus.

● Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

● Proficient in design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva and others.

● Proficient in the use of social media platforms to create compelling stories about the mission and vision of the Research Park at FAU and Global Ventures.

● Proficient in digital marketing (Google AdWords, Meta Ads, LinkedIn and WordPress for example), content creation and social media strategies.

● Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to use effective listening and verbal communications skills, the ability to communicate with people at all levels and the ability to write effective business correspondence.

● Well-developed time management skills, including the ability to identify, prioritize and complete tasks and projects in an effective and timely manner.

● Ability to deal tactfully with people and develop good relationships.

● Ability to make good, independent decisions and be able to effectively manage high profile projects simultaneously.

● Presents a highly professional and positive image at all times.

● Ability to work well in a team.

Workplace conditions:

· Full-time (40 hours/week). Some occasions will require weekend and after-hours work to accomplish deadlines and goals.

· Flexible arrangements for remote and in-office work. The majority of time to be spent in and around the Research Park at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.

· Travel up to 25%.

· Reports to President of the Research Park at FAU.

Compensation and Benefits:

· Competitive compensation with the opportunity for growth.

· Retirement plan with up to 4% employer match.

· Healthcare and dental insurance.

· Eleven (11) paid holidays per year.

· Sick days, bereavement leave, vacation time.