Battelle Memorial Institute Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist in Boulder, Colorado

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist. This position is located in Boulder, CO. It will report to our Marketing and Communications group in Columbus, OH and will require some travel to that location.

JOB DESCRIPTION

In this role, you will have responsibility for both external and internal communication needs in support of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a program managed by Battelle for the National Science Foundation. Internally, you will curate and implement original strategies and programs to drive employee engagement and retention, and be responsible for building an employee culture of trust through executive communications support, including all-employee messaging, meetings and financial performance reporting. Other areas of focus include benefits communications, employee recognition, manager communications, and the nurturing of two-way dialogue between leadership and employees.

In support of external marketing communication needs, you will develop strategies, programs, and tactics to grow a user community of ecological and environmental scientists who use the data collected through the Observatory in their research. By leveraging the Battelle brand, you will be responsible for growing familiarity and favorability around Battelle offerings. The expert communicator in this role also will be expected to create meaningful data sets to assess the return on investment of Battelle marketing initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead employee communications with scope covering executive communications, manager and employee communications, financial reporting, human resources and benefits, and strategy

  • Develop strategic communications plans to help inform, engage, and retain managers and employees

  • Ensure that employees have a broad understanding of Battelle’s mission, vision and strategy among all employees

  • Coordinate all internal communication channels to drive consistent access to messaging through the most appropriate means (intranet, internal social media, email, etc.)

  • Manage employee engagement events including recognition, networking opportunities, and informational sessions

  • Ensure that Battelle corporate messaging penetrates all levels of the organization

  • Manage external social media channels

  • Work with the Battelle Public Relations team to generate earned media and handle media inquiries

  • Write and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of messaging, channels, communication materials and programs and provide recommendations to management on new/revised programs.

  • Work with the Director of Education and team to ensure brand consistency in all educational materials

  • Develop communications plans to promote workshops, tutorials and other educational activities and evaluate effectiveness

  • As a contributing member to the overall Marketing and Communications team, the Senior Communications Specialist may support other areas, needs and duties as assigned

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, English or Marketing.

  • Must have eight years of experience in a similar position.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with an upbeat attitude and demonstrated willingness to take initiative.

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of business growth strategies and marketing and communications activities, including demand generation. (database marketing), online marketing and new media.

  • Demonstrated strong creative, strategic, analytical and organizational skills.

  • Superior level of oral and written communication skills and experience, especially in marketing and marketing communications.

  • Skills and familiarity with a broad range of communication techniques and styles such as employee engagement, leadership effectiveness, and change management.

  • Must be able to counsel and advise peers and business partners, manage projects, work well under pressure, and work with various personalities as part of a larger team.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • MBA in Marketing

  • Experience working in a corporate environment

  • Experience communicating about science and technology topics

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

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