Position Details


Long Classification Title COMMUNICATION MANAGER
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH EOS Administration [UZEOSA]
Summary of Position

The Communications Manager will be responsible for leading the EOS communications program and for the administration, content development and management of EOS’s websites, media and social media sites (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), newsletters and other communication outreach. The incumbent will work directly with the EOS Executive Committee, faculty and management personnel to develop and implement a strategic communications plan for the Institute that will maximize the impact and visibility of EOS and EOS research activities. The incumbent will also be responsible for leading communications partnerships with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and UNH Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) offices, state and federal legislator offices, and various environmental, academic and research groups. The incumbent is also expected to bring proven communications expertise in one or more communications skills (e.g. science writing, social media, graphic design, videography, photography, marketing etc.) that will complement existing communications capabilities within UNH CPA.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0505FY17
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Three to five years related experience with writing and editing of scientific materials. Experience writing about science for general public audiences preferred. Strong communication, presentation, writing, editing, and interpersonal skills. Exceptional writing, communications and interpersonal skills. Team player who demonstrates a consistently positive attitude. Entrepreneurial with an ability to build a media operation from the ground up. Organized, detail-oriented, and adept at juggling multiple assignments to meet deadlines. Ability to express ideas clearly and logically and undertake independent problem solving. Experience or willingness to train in website content management systems and social media monitoring and analytics tools

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Solid experience in public relations, including writing press releases, media advisories, talking points, and backgrounders, op-eds, letters to the editor, fact sheets, and other materials; pitching media and using social media to connect to traditional media. Proven ability to successfully place brands and spokespeople in the media. Have a love of pitching media and finding the story angle to place brands in media conversations with a deep understanding of how media works.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 24
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Posting Details

Posting Date 07/06/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


-Development and implementation of a Strategic Communications Plan and strategy for EOS that builds on existing strengths, supports the UNH Strategic Plan and enhances research impacts and provides for robust Institute evaluation.


·Development of an annual report about research activities at EOS.
·Develop, integrate and grow EOS’s web, social media and email communications and marketing programs to be most effective in today’s evolving society.
·Identify and rapidly respond to strategic opportunities for media coverage of EOS research initiatives that may occur and then capitalizing on those opportunities


·Oversee and contribute to the conceptualization and preparation, and evaluation of publications and marketing materials (fact sheets, brochures, posters, position papers, articles, media releases, social media posts, etc. ) for diverse audiences including scientists, educators, students, the media, legislators and the general public.Arrange interviews and media presentations by EOS researchers. Identify and maintain contact lists for national and local media.


·Manage the EOS brand, both internally and externally. Ensure that the organization presents a clear and consistent voice within program activities
·Provide regular reports on media and web activity.


·Provide regular reports on media and web activity.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents