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  • Description:

    Research Communications Strategist - 97511

    Division: LD-Laboratory Directorate

     

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, https://www.lbl.gov/) has a new opening for a Research Communications Strategist to join the Strategic Communications Department (https://www.lbl.gov/strategic-communications/). Strategic Communications shares and promotes Berkeley Lab’s scientific, institutional, and operational priorities and successes with key audiences inside and outside Berkeley Lab, which conducts world-class research that supports clean energy, a healthy planet, and solution-inspired discovery science.

     

    The Research Communications Strategist will provide client-focused communications services to the Deputy Laboratory Director for Research/Chief Research Officer (CRO) and support a range of research management communications and executive communications needs. Key responsibilities include working with the CRO and other Laboratory senior leaders to collaboratively develop and maintain high-level communication priorities and products that effectively communicate the senior leaders’ vision and strategies, and that are in line with the Lab’s overall internal and external communications strategies.

     

    What You Will Do:

    • Engage in strategic discussions with the CRO, other senior Lab leaders, and Lab stakeholders to collaboratively develop and maintain high-level communication priorities and products that effectively communicate the senior leaders’ vision and strategies.

    • Develop and execute communications plans and campaigns advancing a variety of research management priorities at the Lab, including the Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial fellowship program, the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, the Research Integrity & Ethics Office, the Export Control Office, the Intellectual Property Office, the Strategic Partnerships Office, the Careers Pathways Office, and other functions.

    • Work with the CRO and other Lab senior leaders to develop slide presentations, speeches, talking points, articles, scripts, videos, live meetings, reports, emails, and other forms of communication with consistent and strategically impactful messaging.

    • Assist the CRO and other Lab senior leaders in preparing for appearances at upcoming events, including developing slide presentations and managing presentation content.

    • Collaborate on the alignment of Berkeley Lab messaging across all audiences.

    • Build and implement a two-way interactive communications program between Lab senior leaders and employees at all levels of the organization.

    • Prepare, recommend and keep current strategic messaging parameters for senior leaders for a range of social, political, and community issues.

    • Provide advice and counsel on social media persona and content and manage social media accounts, including recommending and developing engaging content.

    • Collaborate closely with the Strategic Communications team and senior leaders to map out meaningful engagements supporting institutional goals, including developing thought leadership and/or community engagement opportunities for senior leaders.

    • Manage end-to-end internal and external communications plans, tactics, and outcomes, including the frequency and channels of communication. Ensure appropriate cross-functional reviews.

    • Develop change management communication plans and materials.

    • Build strong relationships with and offer effective counsel to executives, providing advice that reflects an understanding of the organization, the leadership style and voice of the executives, and the highest standards of communications, public relations, change management, and other relevant expertise.

     

    What is Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or related field, or equivalent in experience.

    • At least 5 years of related experience in institutional communications, including internal and executive communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Experience working directly with senior executives on communications deliverables, including producing creative slide presentations and other communication materials.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; video, graphics, or other multimedia expertise a plus.

    • Strong project management skills, including experience building and executing new programs and managing them to scale as well as planning and executing multiple projects simultaneously against tight deadlines.

    • Effective team player who can work successfully and collaboratively in a matrixed organizational structure, and who can identify communication problems to be solved and actionable items to amplify to leadership.

    • Experience evaluating the effectiveness of communication activities and recommending areas for improvement.

    • Experience creating and executing prioritized communications plans.

    • Ability to deploy best practices for communicating technical or scientific information to various audiences, including breaking down complex material into digestible bits of information.

    • Proficient in the use of office software, including the Google suite of apps and MS Office. Proficient in WordPress and Google sites. Expert-level PowerPoint skills.

     

    Desired Qualifications:

    At least 8 years of related experience in institutional communications, including internal and executive communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Notes:

    • For full consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by January 2, 2023.

    • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

    • This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

    • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

    • This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.

     

    How To Apply

    Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=245829 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

     

    Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit https://covid.lbl.gov/ for more information.

     

    Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA, https://diversity.lbl.gov/ideaberkeleylab/) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

     

    Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:

    Know your rights, click here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) for the supplement: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

  • URL: http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=245829
  • Location: Berkeley, Ca
  • Starts On: Nov. 23, 2022, 10:38 a.m.

Job Requirements

  • Experience:

    What is Required:
    • At least 5 years of related experience in institutional communications, including internal and executive communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience working directly with senior executives on communications deliverables, including producing creative slide presentations and other communication materials.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; video, graphics, or other multimedia expertise a plus.
    • Strong project management skills, including experience building and executing new programs and managing them to scale as well as planning and executing multiple projects simultaneously against tight deadlines.
    • Effective team player who can work successfully and collaboratively in a matrixed organizational structure, and who can identify communication problems to be solved and actionable items to amplify to leadership.
    • Experience evaluating the effectiveness of communication activities and recommending areas for improvement.
    • Experience creating and executing prioritized communications plans.
    • Ability to deploy best practices for communicating technical or scientific information to various audiences, including breaking down complex material into digestible bits of information.
    • Proficient in the use of office software, including the Google suite of apps and MS Office. Proficient in WordPress and Google sites. Expert-level PowerPoint skills.

    Desired Qualifications:
    • At least 8 years of related experience in institutional communications, including internal and executive communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Skills:

    Research Communications Strategist - 97511
    Division: LD-Laboratory Directorate

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, https://www.lbl.gov/) has a new opening for a Research Communications Strategist to join the Strategic Communications Department (https://www.lbl.gov/strategic-communications/). Strategic Communications shares and promotes Berkeley Lab’s scientific, institutional, and operational priorities and successes with key audiences inside and outside Berkeley Lab, which conducts world-class research that supports clean energy, a healthy planet, and solution-inspired discovery science.

    The Research Communications Strategist will provide client-focused communications services to the Deputy Laboratory Director for Research/Chief Research Officer (CRO) and support a range of research management communications and executive communications needs. Key responsibilities include working with the CRO and other Laboratory senior leaders to collaboratively develop and maintain high-level communication priorities and products that effectively communicate the senior leaders’ vision and strategies, and that are in line with the Lab’s overall internal and external communications strategies.

    What You Will Do:
    • Engage in strategic discussions with the CRO, other senior Lab leaders, and Lab stakeholders to collaboratively develop and maintain high-level communication priorities and products that effectively communicate the senior leaders’ vision and strategies.
    • Develop and execute communications plans and campaigns advancing a variety of research management priorities at the Lab, including the Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial fellowship program, the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, the Research Integrity & Ethics Office, the Export Control Office, the Intellectual Property Office, the Strategic Partnerships Office, the Careers Pathways Office, and other functions.
    • Work with the CRO and other Lab senior leaders to develop slide presentations, speeches, talking points, articles, scripts, videos, live meetings, reports, emails, and other forms of communication with consistent and strategically impactful messaging.
    • Assist the CRO and other Lab senior leaders in preparing for appearances at upcoming events, including developing slide presentations and managing presentation content.
    • Collaborate on the alignment of Berkeley Lab messaging across all audiences.
    • Build and implement a two-way interactive communications program between Lab senior leaders and employees at all levels of the organization.
    • Prepare, recommend and keep current strategic messaging parameters for senior leaders for a range of social, political, and community issues.
    • Provide advice and counsel on social media persona and content and manage social media accounts, including recommending and developing engaging content.
    • Collaborate closely with the Strategic Communications team and senior leaders to map out meaningful engagements supporting institutional goals, including developing thought leadership and/or community engagement opportunities for senior leaders.
    • Manage end-to-end internal and external communications plans, tactics, and outcomes, including the frequency and channels of communication. Ensure appropriate cross-functional reviews.
    • Develop change management communication plans and materials.
    • Build strong relationships with and offer effective counsel to executives, providing advice that reflects an understanding of the organization, the leadership style and voice of the executives, and the highest standards of communications, public relations, change management, and other relevant expertise.

    Notes:
    • For full consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by January 2, 2023.
    • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
    • This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
    • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
    • This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.

    Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit https://covid.lbl.gov/ for more information.

    Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA, https://diversity.lbl.gov/ideaberkeleylab/) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

    Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
    Know your rights, click here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) for the supplement: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

  • Education Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or related field, or equivalent in experience.

Contact Information

  • Contact Method:

    How To Apply
    Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=245829 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.


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