MBARI Communications Director

MBARI Communications Director

NOTE: This position is located at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).  This position will supervise the library services to MBARI that are provided by the joint MLML/MBARI Research Library.

Job Posting:  http://www.mbari.org/communications-director/ (link is external)

Qualifications: PhD degree in a scientific or technical field, or the equivalent, plus a minimum ten years experience in professional communications and digital media management (preferably working in scientific or technology development-based organizations).  Must possess extensive background working with copyright, licenses, and permissions necessary for the legal use, reuse, and re-purpose of informational resources. Must have experience with print and electronic publications, audio and video productions and equipment, as well as demonstrated experience in educational activities. Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills are required, as well as a strong capacity to recognize and respond with discretion and diplomacy to sensitive situations. The successful candidate must be able to develop, plan, and execute divisional programs efficiently, including developing and managing program budgets appropriately. Experience in managing resources, such as staffing and scheduling needs, is required. The Director serves as mentor for DMCS staff and supervisors and must be comfortable and effective working collaboratively with diverse groups in a high-paced, multi-activity environment.
Responsibilities: This position reports to the President/CEO and directs the activities, personnel, and products of the Digital Media and Communication Strategies (DMCS) Division. The incumbent is responsible for strategic planning related to MBARI communications and digital media management, and works with the MBARI Management Team to review policies and procedures in support of MBARI’s mission and non-profit status. The Communications Director works closely with researchers and engineers to produce and disseminate information on MBARI research and technology development, and oversees the annotation and curation of digital and video media and related data. In addition, the Director works with MBARI’s President/CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Science Chair, Director of Engineering, and Director of Marine Operations to communicate information about major institutional events, such as high profile research findings, upgrades to MBARI’s facilities, research vessels, etc. to the MBARI Board of Directors, Packard Foundation representatives, and the public.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Procedures:  Prospective applicants should send a cover letter, resume, names and contact information of four professional references, and a work sample to:
 
MBARI, Human Resources, Job Code C-DIR
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA  95039
or email to jobs@mbari.org (link sends e-mail).  MBARI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.