Senior Director of Communications

Senior Director of Communications

(Based in New York, NY – please note that this is a remote position until after the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) is looking for a full-time Senior Director of Communications,  who will be located in the NYC office, to develop, implement and evaluate an annual communications strategic plan in collaboration with the CVB leadership team to broaden awareness of CVB’s brand identity across key stakeholder audiences. This will include the creation of a brand/marketing/public relations strategy that will allow CVB leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted business to business, biotech & pharmaceutical, investors and additional external audiences, including the media, public officials and key influencers. 

The Senior Director of Communications will be responsible for aligning planning and activities with the overall goals of the organization to include scientific content development (press releases, brochures, website etc.), business development/fundraising materials and outreach, direct awareness/advocacy campaigns and social media strategy. This position will work with the Scientific, Operations and Development teams to create detailed goal/ROI driven plans.  

The successful candidate will be personable, proactive and highly methodical in his/her attentiveness to detail, with 10+ years as an experienced communication professional, ideally in biomedical communications. Prior experience with neuroscience, data science, technology, biopharma, biotech and/or research nonprofits is strongly preferred.  The candidate should be able to demonstrate both expert communications/public relations knowledge and a past record of strategic and tactical success. The applicant must possess strong verbal and written skills to communicate to a variety of audiences.

Current authorization to work in the U.S. is required, sponsorship is not available.

Responsibilities

    • The candidate will be assigned to manage CVB communications and support the CVB mission to advance biomarkers, diagnostics, develop translational research tools, and accelerate therapeutic development for target brain diseases.
    • Work closely with the Executive Director, Public Affairs to ensure all communication activities maximize the impact and effectiveness of branding and identity-building and share of voice for a newer organization 
    • Manage and regulate, in cooperation with the Executive Director, Public Affairs, all messaging both internally and externally, ensuring that CVB’s messaging is consistent across all platforms
    • Vigilant monitoring of CVB’s presence on a variety of online forums, including social media, printed news, television, etc.
    • Manage all external communication interaction, as it relates to perceptions and branding of CVB
    • Lead efforts to streamline the communication process.
    • Responsible for establishing internal and external communication processes and key performance indicators as they relate to communications
    • Oversee administrative functions as they relate to communication management
    • Work with multiple cross-functional stakeholders, responsible for developing resource plans for multiple large and small campaigns 
    • Manage multiple event/communication activities, with multiple functional teams, through full lifecycle from high-level concept to deployment.   
    • Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy both externally and internally 
    • Work closely with the Executive Director, External Affairs to ensure all communication activities maximize the impact and effectiveness of branding and identity-building and cohesive voice for a growing organization 
    • Manage and regulate, in cooperation with the Executive Director, External Affairs, all messaging both internally and externally, ensuring that CVB’s messaging is consistent across all platforms
    • Vigilant monitoring of CVB’s presence on a variety of online forums, including social media, printed news, television, etc.
    • Manage all external communication interaction, as it relates to perceptions and branding of CVB
    • Lead efforts to streamline the communication process.
    • Responsible for establishing internal and external communication processes and key performance indicators as they relate to communications
    • Oversee administrative functions as they relate to communication management
    • Work with multiple cross-functional stakeholders, responsible for developing resource plans for multiple large and small campaigns 
    • Manage multiple event/communication activities, with multiple functional teams, through full lifecycle from high-level concept to deployment.  
    • Lead a publications strategy that elevates that organization’s brand 
      • Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy both externally and internally 
      • Articulate CVB’s mission via communication activities concisely to speak to a variety of audiences. 
      • Develops new partnership opportunities by leveraging contacts, pursuing relevant leads, and improve communication efficiency
    • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in communications/public relations/advocacy 
  • Preferred: Scientific and Data Science Communications experience 
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of scientific communications, public relations, project management, and customer relations
  • Familiarity of with data science and biotech development process and/or experience 
  • Must be able to be flexible to evolving priorities and efficiently multitask 
  • Must be able to lead projects as well as be hands on in writing and implementing tasks
  • Experience working within a Communications or Marketing team setting
  • Must be familiar with maintaining a comprehensive and cohesive brand and identity
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Must be willing to challenge the standard thinking with new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions
  • Must have strong decision-making skills and the determination to see projects through to the end
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, management, and collaboration
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams
  • Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office: PPT, Word, Excel and Project Management Tracking software.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability.
  • Candidate must possess excellent team building, training and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent English communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time.

 

About Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a non-profit research biotech dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostics tests and targeted therapeutics for the millions of veterans and civilians who suffer from the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders.

To Apply

We offer a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefit package.

Please visit https://cohenveteransbioscience.applicantpro.com to apply.

Please include resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  A minimum of three references will be required. 

CVB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Publication Date: 1/14/21

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