Media and Communications Manager, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London, London, UK. Deadline: 30 November 2020.
The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is looking for a Media and Communications Manager to contribute to the development and implementation of IIPP’s research strategy and manage its growing grant, consultancy and philanthropic portfolio. Situated in a globally top university, IIPP is demonstrating impact and influence, including training the next generation of civil servants, bringing together leading global policy-making institutions, and establishing partnerships to address global challenges. IIPP applies its critical thinking to four core areas of activity: research and thought leadership; teaching and training; influencing public policy; and engaging the broader public in its work and ideas.
Building IIPP’s brand and its relationships with media and global partners in academia, business, the public sector and civil society organisations will be central to its work. The Media and Communications Manager will be a key role and will lead on the development and implementation of an integrated communication. This role offers an opportunity for a committed Media and Communications Manager to play a key role in this Institute. While the primary purpose of the role is to develop communication strategies and build a supporting communications team, the role holder will be very hands on. The post-holder will be responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring of a comprehensive communication, media and public relations strategy that will enhance IIPP’s image and position within the marketplace and constituent communities whilst also ensuring alignment with UCL and Faculty strategies.
Director and CEO Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 23 November 2020.
The Director is expected to lead on increasing the policy and public salience of India as a crucial partner in Australia’s future, and of Australia as a crucial partner in India’s future; and providing thought-leadership on the nature of a closer and mutually-beneficial partnership. Demonstrating a track record of deep engagement in Australia-India relations, we are seeking someone with a highly collaborative style, drawing on the University of Melbourne’s India expertise, India expertise in other universities and sectors, and networks and relationships with leaders in academia, government, non-government organisations, industry and business, to enrich public awareness and discussion of Australia’s and India’s importance to each other.
The Director will be responsible for the operational management of the Institute and must play a leading role in determining the strategic direction of the Institute through the development of a strategic plan and annual program of activities.
Programme Specialist (Culture), UNESCO, Montevideo, Uruguay. Deadline: 14 November 2020.
The Programme Specialist (Culture), under the direct supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Montevideo and the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, coordinates the programme and projects in the field of Culture to ensure the design, development, planning, monitoring, implementation and coordination of activities carried out under Major Programme IV – Culture in the countries covered by the Regional Office. He/She is also responsible for preparing inputs for the UNESCO Medium-Term Strategy (C/4), the Programme and Budget (C/5) and related work plans, as well as for developing partnerships and fundraising activities and ensuring UNESCO’s contribution to the ‘Delivering as One’ exercise in the field of Culture in the countries covered by the Office. He/She also leads and supervises the staff of the Culture Unit of the Office.
Secretary General ENHANCE, Department of International Affairs, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Deadline: 6 November 2020.
The ENHANCE network is an alliance of 7 leading European technical universities which was established in response to the European University Initiative. Technische Universität Berlin is the coordinating university in the network. With a vision to “drive responsible societal transformation by enhancing a strong alliance of European Universities of Technology, empowering people to develop and use science and technology responsibly and turn global challenges into opportunities”, the ENHANCE partner universities aim to use the three-year funding period to lay the foundation for structures which enable the unrestricted mobility of students, researchers, and employees of the universities.
Chief Program Officer, Beyond Conflict, Boston, MA. Deadline: none listed, posted September 30, 2020.
Beyond Conflict is searching for an entrepreneurial, innovative, and ambitious team player to lead its program team. The Chief Program Officer will oversee all program and research activities and bear primary responsibility for programmatic strategic planning and growth. The Chief Program Officer will also build and manage the organization’s emerging Science-Informed Design consulting practice.
The successful candidate for this role should have extensive experience facilitating strategic mission-driven planning processes, overseeing a diverse portfolio of projects, coaching and mentoring staff, generating revenue for nonprofit organizations, and enabling evidence-based learning. The Chief Program Officer will work with the Director of Development to construct a revenue generation strategy. Together with program staff, they will help secure grants, contracts, and major gifts that further Beyond Conflict’s work.
Senior Programme Manager – Our Shared Cultural Heritage, British Council, Edinburgh or Manchester Office, UK. Deadline: 29 September 2020.
The British Council has been awarded a grant by the National Heritage Lottery Fund to support a three-year, high-value programme enabling young people in the UK and South Asia to explore cultural heritage. Working with museums, youth organisations and arts organisations, the programme partnership comprises a wide-ranging network from community organisations to major institutions. The role will lead on the delivery phase of Our Shared Cultural Heritage, a large-scale funded programme fostering collaborations between the UK and South Asia across multiple locations: Glasgow, Manchester, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
This is an opportunity to support the diversification of heritage organisations in the UK and South Asia, through increased involvement, leadership and engagement of young people from South Asian backgrounds in heritage. You will be working with the British Council team in the UK, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh alongside heritage and youth partners in the UK (Glasgow Life, UK Youth, Manchester Museum). You will be responsible for working with our teams across South Asia, building partnerships and connections between the UK and South Asia.
The project is youth-led and you will be responsible for ensuring youth voice and leadership within the project. The project seeks to foreground South Asian voices and you will be responsible for ensuring young people from South Asian backgrounds benefit from this project.
Senior Researcher, FrameWorks, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: none listed, but job posted in summer 2020.
Effective communications is a key part of bringing about social change and helping the public to better understand society’s greatest social problems. Strategic framing can help us all see the solutions to those problems and build the collective will to support them. That’s what the FrameWorks Institute does – a nonprofit, progressive think tank that designs, conducts, interprets, and translates communications research to advance social justice.
FrameWorks is seeking a Senior Researcher to join our team. The successful candidate will be a part of FrameWorks’ research team and investigate how to effectively reframe a wide range of social and scientific issues, such as affordable housing, poverty, education equity, and climate change. This is an outstanding opportunity for a mid-career professional with experience in social science research and a demonstrated commitment to equity and social change.
The Senior Researcher will collect, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of data to produce framing recommendations for advocates, experts, and scientists working to engage the public about policy solutions to social issues. They will present FrameWorks’ research to different audiences and contribute to the organization’s efforts to engage communicators across multiple nonprofit sectors. They will also help develop and innovate FrameWorks’ methods and theory.
University Assistant with Doctorate, The Institute of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Graz, Graz, Austria. Deadline: September 9, 2020.
40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; position to be filled as of October 12th 2020.
* Independent research and scientific collaboration in the research area “Translation and cooperation in times of technocapitalism”
* Possibility to write an empirically-based postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) with a focus on translation technology and (digital) translation didactics
* Preparation of a structured overview of new developments and innovations in translation technology and digital translation didactics
* Publications in scientific journals and/or other forms of knowledge transfer (dissemination of knowledge)
* Assistance in the acquisition of external funding
* Contribution to existing and new research projects
* Participation in and co-organisation of workshops, symposia and conferences
* Teaching of courses, among others in the field of translation technology
* Student support
* Administration related to research and teaching
Staff Director of Intergroup Dialogue Program, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA. Deadline: September 1, 2020.
The Staff Director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program works with the Faculty Director to oversee and manage the daily operations of the Intergroup Relations (IGR) program. The Director reports to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives.
The individual in this position will manage the team of program facilitators, providing recruitment, training, assessment, and ongoing development and training, and execute student recruitment efforts. Additionally, the Director will review assessments for each semester (CATS) and collect student consent forms for research and assessment of student papers. This position will coordinate the IGR Leadership Team (advisory function, planning future topic offerings, interviewing and assessing new facilitator applicants, curriculum development, solicit input and direct outreach to departments and groups) and other outreach activities.
Program Manager, MIT-France and Belgium Programs, Center for International Studies-MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Deadline: August 10, 2020.
The Program Manager will be responsible for the management and overall development of the MIT France and Belgium programs. The programs create experiential learning and research opportunities in France and Belgium for MIT students and faculty and develops partnerships connecting MIT and France/Belgium. Will implement and oversee all aspects of student internships and other experiential learning opportunities in France and Belgium, including advertising, recruiting and matching students with opportunities, and preparing students through training on culture and workplace norms; cultivate relationships with potential host organizations in France and Belgium, identify new and develop relationships with prospective funding sources (corporate, individual, government, foundation), and organize activities to steward current donors; administer faculty seed fund grant programs to promote research collaborations; and collaborate with and serve as a resource on France and Belgium for the MIT community, and promote the program as a hub of France/Belgium-related activity on campus through outreach/events.
Must be willing to work evenings periodically and travel to France and Belgium several times per year.