Research Communications and Events, Institute Coordinator

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Research Communications and Events, Institute Coordinator

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The Pulte Institute for Global Development — an integral part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame — combines the existing world-class teaching and research faculty of Notre Dame with a dedicated staff of experienced international development professionals, administrators, and researchers in order to address global poverty and inequality through policy, practice, and partnership.

The Pulte Institute for Global Development is searching for a Research Communications and Events, Institute Coordinator. This position will be a key contributor to the professional writing and design of externally-facing research products and organizational events for Pulte Institute research programs. This includes professional knowledge and skills in the design, drafting, editing, formatting, and generating compelling infographics for written materials and strategic communications, including publications, reports, policy briefs, presentations, and promotional materials. This position also performs tasks and functions that contribute to the planning and execution of events related to Pulte’s research and other professional programs, including organizing logistics for the Pulte Institute Faculty Fellows program, guest visitors, and students. This position will be responsible for overseeing operations for the Pulte Office in Flanner Hall, so that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. This includes independently planning and carrying out assignments, in addition to developing and implementing protocols for the office to inform and guide office operations and functions. The position requires exceptional organizational and communication skills and excellent English writing and editing.

Research Communications: Specialized designing, drafting, editing, and formatting of high-quality written content for externally-funded grants, including publications, reports, policy briefs, presentations, and promotional materials. This includes generating infographics and adapting academic technical writing for non-academic audiences, such as policymakers and practitioners.

Research Dissemination: Execute the research dissemination strategy for Pulte Institute research initiatives, including planning both in-person and virtual professional events to increase the uptake and impact of key Pulte research products. This includes coordinating logistics for guest visitors participating in Pulte events on campus.

Event Coordination: The position oversees Pulte Institute organizational events and Flanner office operations. Duties include coordinating travel, meeting scheduling, office mailings and supplies, financial arrangements, and other tasks as required.

Support to Pulte strategic programs: The position will provide communications support to strategic programs at Pulte intended to increase faculty involvement in Pulte research and enhance Pulte’s policy presence and impact. The position works in compliance with established procedures and/or protocols. Identifies and resolves readily identifiable, clearly?defined problems.

This is a 3 year limited term position.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (4 years).
Must exercise exceptional accuracy, excellent attention to detail, proactiveness, and high emotional intelligence. Ability to organize and present information in a logical manner.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally and build capacity among colleagues from culturally diverse backgrounds and in different settings.
Proven ability to use judgement, work independently, and successfully work on teams in addressing a variety of issues.
Exceptional English writing and editing skills required.Strong experience with Associated Press Style, Chicago Style, and APA Style required. Strong experience with Microsoft Office and advanced word processing required.

Preferred Qualifications

1-2 years of Experience working with academic researchers and experience writing/editing for policy audiences. Working knowledge of document design software such as InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. Degree or certificate in research communications or international development related field.


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