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Community Engagement and Communications Manager - Arizona Board of Regents

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Marketing & Communications
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Community Engagement and Communications Manager - Arizona Board of Regents


Off-Campus: Phoenix

ATASS Business Analyst

Job Description

The Phoenix Bioscience Core (PBC) Community Engagement and Communications Manager supports the Executive Director in the management and coordination of the PBC innovation cluster, which includes the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, City of Phoenix, and other partners such as TGen, Exact Science, and a growing number of life science companies located on the PBC.

The role would include leading communications and marketing efforts, supporting outbound business, attraction, and creation efforts, building community through events and programing, and other related functions. In conjunction with the PBC leadership team, this role will assist in developing and implementing a strategic plan in support of the PBC innovation cluster including a communications and events strategy that aligns with the goals of the PBC. This role will also manage the implementation and execution of tactics that result in desired outcomes.

The ideal candidate is an experienced project manager, communications practitioner with an understanding of business attraction and marketing, capable of identifying needs and implementing solutions, with the ability to communicate ideas clearly to others. From a communications perspective, the ability to identify news, feature and storyline ideas including relevant, website, social, digital, newsletter, video, talking points, key messages, is preferred. The candidate should be capable of proper editing and strong communication, understand public relations, and creative capacity.

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Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$70,000 - $85,000 per year; DOE

Close Date

The review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.



Essential Duties

  • Assists in the development of strategies for implementation of economic outreach and recruitment of new entities to the PBC.
  • Reviews cluster analysis, documents and reports prepared by consultants and staff to assure accuracy and completeness.
  • Attends the various stakeholder meetings on and related to the PBC.
  • Collaborates and integrates research, entrepreneurial activity, and corporate engagement across the PBC, as well as working in partnership with the universities, City of Phoenix, hospital systems, neighbors, and research institutions to grow the PBC stakeholders scale, reputation, and collaborations.
  • Directs and manages development and execution of communications strategy and programs for internal and external audiences.
  • Cultivates relationships with internal leaders, partners, and stakeholders as well as external stakeholders including media, community leaders, businesses, and partner organizations.
  • Serves as a go-to and reliable source for news media.
  • Proactively identifies and recommends opportunistic communications that support organization and leader strategies/goals, monitoring and leveraging daily organization and media news.
  • Establishes and drives social media accounts, monitoring analytics for reach and engagement of messaging.
  • Works closely with communications across the Phoenix Bioscience Core for sharing, consistency, and advancement of messaging where appropriate.
  • Works closely and integrate communications strategy/execution with internal support teams in marketing, sponsorship, and event management teams.
  • Develops strategic communications/public relations plan to advance specific initiatives, announcements, or events.
  • Understands and translates complex information into interesting, relevant content for various communication formats.
  • Monitors analytics for earned media, social media reach/engagement, website and other as necessary.
  • Manages budget for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Business or a related field AND five years of related experience, including three years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of effective communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to establish professional relationships by communicating in a strong and positive effective manner.
  • Ability to sustain and work independently and move work forward with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Analytical ability to solve problems, anticipate challenges and identify opportunities and solutions.
  • Ability to stay organized while handling multiple tasks and projects with ease.
  • Experience in using project management skills, and/or business planning.
  • Proficiencies with social media platforms.
  • Evidence or the ability to leverage Media Relations
  • Experience in using interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of video production skills, and graphic design is a plus.


Working Environment

  • This job is a staff position for Phoenix Bioscience Core (PBC). The PBC office is located in downtown Phoenix.
  • Work in an office setting and use of standard office equipment, such as printers, copiers, fax machine, telephone, and computer.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing to perform essential duties
  • Stand, sit, bend, kneel and walk for extended periods of time.

Department Statement

The Office of the Phoenix Bioscience Core is responsible for the development and growth of the Phoenix Bioscience Core in Downtown Phoenix. Home to Arizona’s three public research universities — Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona — as well as multiple clinical partners, the National Institutes of Health, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and a growing number of life science startups. The PBC is the highest concentration of life science researchers and academics in the state. Our office focuses on creating collaborations and partnerships across our universities, private and clinical partners across the state to advance Arizona’s health care workforce and support scientists working on cutting-edge innovations that improve population health everywhere. Learn more at PhoenixBioscienceCore.com.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Applicants should send cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references who are able to speak to the qualifications listed above to:

hr@azregents.edu or Arizona Board of Regents
2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85004.

The review of applicants will begin immediately.

The Arizona Board of Regents is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer