Office of Institutional Advancement Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California Manager of Research Communications and Outreach Introduction: The Office of Institutional Advancement at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA invites applications for a nontenure track faculty position at the Research Associate level. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Background: Research Communications and Outreach promotes the diverse scholarly research and creative activities of Naval Postgraduate School faculty and students in order to further the strategic goals of the institution. The personnel in the area of Research Communications (RC&O) connect with a variety of internal and external University constituencies working in concert with other areas of Institutional Advancement. By translating complex information and making it available to these constituencies in interesting, accurate, and engaging ways, Research Communications and Outreach demonstrates the value of NPS’ research and creative work for the departments of Defense and the Navy and for all national security interests. This position will interact and work closely with the Vice President and Dean of Research in order to determine a strategic plan of action for Research Communications and Outreach that best supports the overall university mission and goals. The area of Research Communications and Outreach resides within the larger Office of Institutional Advancement reporting to the Director of Institutional Planning and Communications, and will also work closely with the Director of Publications and the Director of Media and Community Relations. Position Description: The successful candidate will be the lead on creating and implementing a research communications and outreach program for NPS. This program must support the strategic goals of the university. Included in the duties are: 1) coordinating researchrelated publications and media coverage; 2) working directly w/ instructional and research faculty to identify appropriate research projects for coverage; 3) identifying appropriate venues for research outreach and writing articles as needed; 4) coordinate with other IA staff to appropriately showcase research via web and publications; 5) select and provide stories for the NPS newswires and press releases. This position is also responsible for Research Outreach and will be working w/ NPS faculty to coordinate communications w/ local K-12 schools, community colleges and universities. The Manager will be responsible for designing an approach to coordinating internship activities for students from these schools and will work with teachers/counselors in order to identify appropriate students. Finally, the Manager is expected to develop evaluation metrics for the Research Communications and Outreach program and to gather and report on these metrics annually in order to determine program effectiveness. Qualifications Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences at all levels of technical expertise. Strong writing, presentation and organizational skills are required. Those with experience in implementing new programs are preferred. A Ph.D. in a relevant field and five years of experience in higher education, communications, outreach activities having to do with the promotion of science and research, publications, or media/public relations. Experience working with research university faculty is preferred. Type of Appointment: This position is a faculty appointment reporting to the Director of Institutional Planning and Communications. Salary: Naval Postgraduate School non-tenure track research faculty are employed as exceptedstatus federal civil servants on a salary scale that is competitive with other universities. Faculty are eligible for the health insurance, life insurance and retirement benefits available to all federal government employees. Academic appointments and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application Procedure: Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for this position, a comprehensive curriculum vitae or resume and contact and e-mail address information for a minimum of three references. (The application material must clearly state the applicant’s citizenship.) Applications should be submitted electronically or in hardcopy to: Dr. Fran Horvath Director, Institutional Planning Communications Naval Postgraduate School 1 University Circle, He 130 Monterey, CA 93943 [email protected] and Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Naval Post-graduate School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.