ISPIM Communication Co-ordinator

ISPIM Communication Co-ordinator

This position is aimed at a junior innovation management scholar wishing to establish a career and professional network within the innovation management community. This is a remunerated position, but of greater importance and benefit to the successful applicant is the learning and networking opportunity that the position provides within ISPIM and its network. The successful applicant will be the main executor of ISPIM Membership, Event, Services and Activity Communications/Marketing and will have direct contact with individual members & associates, associations, organisations, publications, websites and social media. The candidate will be fully promoted by ISPIM within the global innovation management community.

Applicants must be enrolled in a research-based Masters or Doctoral programme and have at least two years remaining before graduation. Working with the geographically-disbursed ISPIM team, and under the guidance of the Executive Director, the ISPIM Communications Co-ordinator will plan and execute ISPIM’s email, social media and web communications in order to fulfil ISPIM’s documented strategic goals.

More specifically, the co-ordinator will:
 *establish and execute a plan for continually increasing and maintaining ISPIM’s contacts/channels & communicate this to the ISPIM     team.
 *establish an “overall message” for each of ISPIM’s activities, events and services, which is reflected in the choice of channel, message content, message form etc.
 *develop and share with the ISPIM team a “communications calendar” partially assist the Association Administrator with event administration during the very busiest period each year (usually early-May).

Working on-site: have travel, accommodation and subsistence paid for by ISPIM to the annual ISPIM Conference. The delegate fee is also waived, of course. The candidate will be expected to help with whatever needs doing during a busy conference and will also be expected to attend sessions, present and network extensively with delegates travel, accommodation and subsistence are not paid for by ISPIM to other ISPIM events, however the delegate fee is waived.

The position is a part-time, permanent position with varying workload throughout the year and is expected to complement the candidate’s existing professional activities. The position is remunerated at approximately EUR 3000 for an estimated 30-35 days of work per year.

The candidate must (please do not apply if you do not meet these five criteria):
 *have at least 2 years of experience in a professional marketing environment, be permanently resident in Europe, Eastern Canada/North-East USA, or South-East Asia/Australia .
 *have previously attended an ISPIM event or be associated with an organisation that has regularly contributed delegates or members to ISPIM, be able to communicate in excellent business English, be enrolled in a research-based Masters or Doctoral programme (innovation, masters or similar) and have at least 24 months to go before expected graduation.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following personal traits:
 *be a self-starter who is capable of working independently for long periods, have excellent attention to detail and organisational and analytical skills,  be able to deliver under time-pressure, and understand how to get a job done.

Please, by Friday 20th September, provide to (Early applications will be favoured):
1. A standard 1-2 page C.V. that lists relevant and recent experience in positions held or education taken in the last 5 years.
2. A detailed letter of motivation and suitability that covers the following points. Please use concrete examples from private/professional life:
a. Interest

i. What is the connection between your current research topic/project, your professional position and ISPIM?
ii. Why would this position suit you for the next 2 years?
iii. What are your main concerns about the position/your suitability?

b. Computer use
i. What marketing/communications software/internet sites do you regularly use?
ii. What experience have you had with databases and Excel for lists? Anything else similar?
iii. What experience have you had in website design, development or maintenance?

c. Skills
i. List some examples of mixed-media or online marketing/communications projects that you have conducted.
ii. What training have you had in marketing and communications?

d. Availability
i. The position is part-time, permanent with very variable workload. How does this fit with your current lifestyle and other commitments
and needs that you have?
ii. The position requires that you are available to travel for one week every June and that you are available full-time at certain peak weeks
throughout the year. Describe how this can be ensured, given your other personal and professional commitments.

Questions and points of clarification can be addressed to Dr Steffen Conn (Operations Director – ISPIM)

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