Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Open Date 12/14/2023
Requisition Number PRN37191B
Job Title Manager, PR/Communications
Working Title Manager, PR/Communications
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary  
VP Area President
Department 00810 - Scient Comp & Imag Instit-Oper
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment Internal to the University
Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400
Close Date 12/21/2023
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary
This position reports to the SCI Director and is responsible for all aspects of strategic communications and marketing for the institute including the following: communications plan development and implementation, social media management, graphic design for print and web, web management, SEO, email marketing, science and technical editing and writing, written and visual content development.
1. Requires a Master’s degree in journalism, or a related field.
2. Experience working in higher education and/or an academic fundraising organization.
3. Strong communications planning, and written and visual content development skills.
4. Strong social media and web management skills.
5. Strong editing and writing skills.
1. Develops and implements a strategic communications plan.
2. Develops compelling written and visual content.
3. Develops effective and cooperative relationships with students, staff and faculty.
4. Promotes new and existing research programs to internal and external stakeholders.
5. Writes engaging science articles promoting discovery, new awards and accomplishments.
6. Editor and contributor for Fresh Tracks Magazine.
7. Leads social media strategy and management.
8. Familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style and The Associated Press Stylebook
9. Ensures the competency of interns, freelance contractors, staff and agencies.
10. Competent in using Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.
11. Email marketing.
12. Web management, SEO, HTML, CSS.
13. Basic photography and audio and video production.
14. Strong understanding of integrated marketing, multimedia campaign development.
15. Internal and external event planning.
16. Internal communication.
17. Speech and ghost writing for the Director.
18. Strong project and agency management skills.
19. Understands graphic design.
20. Detail and deadline oriented.
21. Work closely with IT front-end and back-end developers.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency Typically Required
Nearly Continuously: office environment
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency That May be Required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, listening, hearing, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion, walking.
Seldon: Bending, lifting, reaching overheard.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary  
Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

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Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

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Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have four or more years of progressively more responsible management experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission