WiSys Technology Foundation helps researchers and innovators from the statewide 11 four-year comprehensive campuses and 13 colleges in the University of Wisconsin – System and UW-Extension to identify innovative technologies and bring them to the marketplace. To achieve this, last year alone WiSys awarded over $600,000 in grant funds across the UW system. This led to 64 innovations disclosed to WiSys and 12 patents issued. WiSys also coordinates several annual events geared toward innovation, research, and enhancing the student experience. To learn more about WiSys, please visit http://wisys.org/
The Marketing and Communications Associate oversees all internal and external communications and marketing of the WiSys brand to bring the WiSys mission to life for all audiences with diverse outreach, communication and presentations. Working with the WiSys team, this position will be the main communications professional and have the opportunity to contribute creative communications and design to promote the WiSys brand.
Key responsibilities include:
We are seeking candidates with the proven ability to design and develop content across many platforms, including print, online, video, and social media. Strong writing and knowledge of AP style is essential as well as demonstrated ability to manage websites and web-based communication vehicles. Ideal candidates will be able to work independently, proactively prioritize and solve problems effectively, and communicate well with a small team. Experience within scientific, research or technological organizations preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a journalism, marketing, public relations, English, communications, science communications or other related field, or equivalent experience, is required.
Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume as one document via the online career portal.
WiSys supports and promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, and offers competitive salary and benefits.