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Sr. Communications Manager


EMPLOYER: Michigan State University / MSU Research and Innovation, East Lansing, MI

TITLE: Sr. Communications Manager

CATEGORY: Communication Specialist, TYPE: Full-time


DESCRIPTION: The Office of Research and Innovation (OR&I) supports MSU’s research enterprise by administering research funding, ensuring research integrity for both faculty and students, providing grant support services, fostering collaboration, licensing university inventions, and overseeing regulatory compliance.

OR&I currently seeks a senior level communications manager to lead the communications efforts for this major administrative unit (MAU). This individual will develop, coordinate, and execute communication plans, initiatives, and strategies to support the research enterprise and elevate the research reputation of the University. This individual will lead the communications unit, a cross-functional team of communication professionals supporting strategic communication, events, and other initiatives related to the Office of Research and Innovation and its reporting units. The position reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation and is a member of the leadership team.

This individual will represent and support the office by participating in strategic communication planning, aligning internal communication strategies to support goals and objectives of broad institutional initiatives, provide executive communication support, and represent the office in university-level meetings. Leadership, proactive decision-making, project management, and delegation are all skill sets that will be required for this position. The team this candidate will lead is trusted by all subunits of the office and across campus, brings added value to those they work with, and is focused on collaboration and proactive implementation to produce high-quality results for the units they serve.

CLOSING DATE: April 9, 2024

CONTACT: Melanie Kauffman