Resource Development and Dissemination Specialist (Communications Generalist)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 303491
IUPUI SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (IN-EDUC-IUINA)
The IUPUI School of Education is committed to examining our collective role in improving the human condition. We develop leaders, educators, and counselors equipped to critique and disrupt longstanding inequities and address the changing dynamics in urban educational contexts. Through community-engaged research, teaching, and service, we seek to positively impact youth and adult learners in educational systems and serve the welfare of communities through engagement in strategic alliances to promote equitable, just, culturally relevant and sustaining practices in teaching and learning.
The Resource Development and Dissemination Specialist (RDDS) facilitates the development of equity-focused research-based multi-media resources as well as coordinates and executes the dissemination of resources across multiple networks and platforms. The RDDS works with website, graphic design, and instructional design external consultants in resource design and development, in addition to various design teams engaged in product development.
Works closely with the center's professional learning specialist and office manager and in collaboration with the associate director of networking and engagement and executive director.
Coordinates, and leads the development of equity-focused research-based products and professional learning resources:
Works within established processes and team structures to coordinate and lead the development of content-rich, research and theory grounded professional learning digital print and multi-media interactive products and experiences (e.g., digital print publications, podcasts, webinars etc.).
Applies basic design principles and accessibility principles to design, develop and publish digital print materials: Designs and produces universally accessible multimedia learning materials in variety of formats including print, audio, video, and animation to support professional development, collaboration, and knowledge construction.
Publishes resources to various platforms: Publish resources to appropriate and varied platforms to maximize access and engagement.
Identifies and utilizes effective media development technologies and strategies: Identify and utilize effective media development tools and strategies to facilitate the development of highly engaging interactive products and resources.
Organizes and archives related documents and contribute to data reporting activities: Organizes and archives via the Center's electronic document file sharing platform and other selected databases related event documents or products.
Completes related monthly metrics and other required grant and center reporting activities.
Contributes to the development and execution of a comprehensive resource dissemination plan: Supports the design and implementation of a regional products dissemination plan
Updates website resources: Reviews and approves harvested equity resource for the center's online equity resource library/virtual equity library (VEL).
Independently creates basic and complex communications for print and e-distribution on behalf of department or functional area within department and in support of departmental goals and objectives; communications may be interdepartmental; staff, faculty, or student-focused; or external.
Responds to inquiries and requests and explains policies, procedures, and context of communications.
Manages relationships with various internal and external stakeholders and creates communications coverage for relevant initiatives, events, and programs.
Prepares communications timelines and shares progress of communications toward relevant deadlines with manager, team members, and other relevant constituents.
Regularly monitors relevant social media and news sites; researches relevant subject matter to increase knowledge in area(s) of specialty.
Utilizes various communications software programs and delivers communications in multiple formats to a variety of audiences.
May provide guidance to lower-level Communications Generalists.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, or related field
2 years in relevant field
3 years of experience in writing and editing academic and public scholarship, dissemination to public audiences
Expertise in dimensions and implications and solutions to unequal education access
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Knowledge of public K-12 education, systems change, education reform, and specific content areas related to desegregation such as, culturally responsive pedagogy, inclusive education, educational equity, and knowledge of Civil Rights laws
Knowledge of basic design and layout principles for digital print materials
Highly skilled in oral and written communication
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Proficient in design applications (e.g., Publisher, InDesign, Canva etc.)
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skill
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Proficient in project management
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.