The University of Pennsylvania's Wildlife Futures Program is looking for a communications coordinator.
This position will be key in both initiating and supporting externally facing communications and marketing activities in service of the Wildlife Futures Program’s vision and strategy. The coordinator will play an integral role in developing and promoting public-facing content, including updating resources for website and social media; drafting, formatting and proofreading communications, educational, stewardship, and marketing materials; and, seeking media and marketing opportunities to promote and publicize work of the Wildlife Futures Program.
The Wildlife Futures Program (WFP), a wildlife health partnership between the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is seeking a Communications Coordinator to join our team. In this dual-reporting role (primary: WFP program; secondary: Penn Vet’s communications office), the Communications Coordinator will be key in both initiating and supporting externally facing communications and marketing activities in service of the WFP’s vision and strategy. This position will elevate the public’s knowledge and understanding of the relative impact of diseases on wildlife populations.
The Communications Coordinator will serve as the WFP’s content liaison - with various internal and external department constituencies, research centers, and partners - offering a public-facing, wildlife health communications mindset to support the WFP’s overall communications objectives. The coordinator will develop and maintain multi-platform content, execute project work, and operate independently with minimal supervision using strong judgement and discretion, in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
The position is located at PennVet New Bolton Center in Chester County, PA. New Bolton Center is located in the beautiful Brandywine Valley where there are many nearby opportunities for outdoor recreation and cultural attractions, including Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art, vineyards, breweries, and a vibrant restaurant scene including downtown Kennett Square.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Excellent writing, editing, and professional communication skills; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills and comfort with interpersonal engagement. Proactive, flexible, and innovative; can adapt to changing priorities and needs with an ability to work under short deadlines. Ability to work as part of a team and independently. Experience managing content across formats (print, digital, audio/video) and channels (web, social media). Proficient in use of MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook); Experience using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator preferred. Background in science and experience in an academic institution desirable.