University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 224344

Position Summary:
The UW Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) operates under the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE). The SCRMC provides a central point of contact, information and facilitation for all stem cell research activities on campus. The Center's mission is to advance the science of stem cell biology and foster breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support and education. Dr. Timothy Kamp (Department of Medicine) is director of the Center and directly supervises this position.

This position is responsible for maintaining communication efforts on behalf of the SCRMC including maintaining an up-to-date website and social media outlets; writing articles and production of newsletters/annual reports; responding to media queries; and supporting general operation of SCRMC. This position reports directly to the Director and works closely with Associate Director and Administration Specialist.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as end and in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal duties:
30% Website content management
- Make the SCMRC website as a communication tool for a variety of purposes/audiences including SCRMC members, campus community and public.
- Oversee content management of SCRMC web site, including reviewing new content to assure quality and consistency.
- Work with SCMRC members and staff to enhance current web content areas and/or develop new site areas.
- Write and edit content for website. Add new content to website as needed.
- Provide creative leadership regarding web site design and content and implement design decisions as needed.
- Answer or triage questions received via the web site.
- Work with SCRMC administration specialist to maintain updated content on meetings, seminars, etc.

20% Maintain SCRMC social media presence
- Develop, implement and manage the center's social media strategy
- Update and post content to the center's social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

30% Manage the development, production, and distribution of assorted educational/promotional and outreach communication vehicles for SCRMC (i.e., annual reports, brochures, newsletters, presentations, and activities.).
- Write and/or edit content.
- Publish the document using Adobe InDesign, including creating/finding necessary artwork.
- Manage production and approval process through project completion, including coordinating with DoIT Printing.
- Consult and coordinate with SCRMC and UW Foundation for distribution.
- Develop outreach pipelines, activities, and materials for public education about center research and clinical activities
- Maintain shared resource files and photos on file server
- Order and maintain supplies as necessary for communication and outreach functions of SCRMC

10% Engage in media and outreach relations for SCRMC.
- Triage media inquiries, including determining deadlines and obtaining angle of story from the reporter.
- Facilitate media interviews, including obtaining background material and subject consent.
- Facilitate center's engagement and partnership with public outreach activities.
- Work with SCRMC scientists to identify and publicize high impact, newsworthy activities.
- Write/develop fact sheets, backgrounders, etc. for reporters.
- Contribute stories to UW-Madison media vehicles (i.e., Wisconsin Week).

10% Perform other duties as assigned
- Represent SCRMC at various local and national meetings
- Assist administration specialist with needed operations tasks

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