Monday, November 2, 2015

Promotion and Communications Contractor

Promotion and Communications Contractor
Santa Fe Institute
INDUSTRY: Scientific Research & Education

JOB TYPE:  Part-time Temporary
hours per week
JOB DUTIES: The Santa Fe Institute, a Santa Fe-based not-for-profit scientific research institute, seeks a part-time Promotion and Communications Contractor for the Complexity Explorer online education program. Complexity Explorer is the repository of free online education resources related to complex systems, including massive open online courses, tutorials, resource and glossary lists and a virtual laboratory. Complexity Explorer offers interested individuals access to the Santa Fe Institute's expertise in complex systems on a global scale. The goal is to increase the reach and impact of Complexity Explorer's courses and resources. The contractor must be experienced in using social media and have an appreciation for learning and science. Superior communication and organizational skills are equally necessary. The initial term is six months, with the possibility for an extension. This contractor will be responsible for: Updating and managing the Complexity Explorer social media accounts [Facebook and Twitter] and exploring new social media opportunities for Complexity Explorer [Instagram, Reddit, etc.]; Increasing current course promotion efforts [creating distribution lists, upgrading MOOC aggregator sites, posting in relevant social media groups]; Collaborating in designing new promotional material [e.g. promo video]; Compiling quotes from user feedback and writing articles for the Complexity Explorer site related to users and courses; Collaborating with the program manager to pinpoint effective methods for advertising the platform and the courses, within out budget [e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Class Central, Radiolab] and collaborating in designing the material to be advertised; Collaborating in communication with platform users through assistance designing monthly updates to platform users and subtitle volunteers; Performing online video management tasks, such as creating and curating Youtube Channels, renaming videos to standard naming convention, updating website links and subtitle platform links; Involvement in other online promotional or communications activities as required. The Program and Communications COntractor will collaborate primarily with the Program Manger of Online Education, or in their absence, with the Manager of Schools, Residencies and Community Outreach. ***If you are interested, please contact Gabby Beans at Include your resume, a list of current or past clients, and samples of, or links to, your work.***
MINIMUM SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Excellent organizational. written and oral communication skills. Proven track record of dependability, a respect for details, the capacity to multi-task, and a can-do, team-oriented, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic attitude. Working knowledge of online marketing and advertising tools, particularly social media and web publishing. Working knowledge of MS Office suite and collaborative tools like Dropbox, Google apps, Box, Trello.
PREFERRED SKILLS: Interest in science, on-line learning, and/or familiarity with photography and video editing tools a plus.
WAGES:  15-25/hr dependent on experience
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MAILING ADDRESS: 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM87501
PHONE: 505-946-2755
FAX: 505-982-0565