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The Scientific Communications Coordinator is part of the Philanthropy Department’s Integrated Communications team, which works with staff across Philanthropy and the Hutch to share scientific content with current and prospective donors. The Scientific Communications Coordinator works with researchers and Philanthropy staff to develop audience-appropriate content for donor cultivation and fundraising events and supporting collateral. This involves developing and translating scientific content and stories at donor events, producing written materials used by Philanthropy staff during gift solicitation and acknowledgement, and supporting Philanthropy staff in discussions of key scientific concepts with lay audiences. The Scientific Communications Coordinator reports to the Director, Integrated Communications for Donor Engagement and Events.
The Scientific Communications Coordinator must understand general biomedical concepts, be familiar with event production, and have the ability to translate complex science into dynamic lay language (both spoken and written). The Coordinator must be dependable, responsive to deadlines, able to work as an integral member of Philanthropy teams producing events, and comfortable working with staff and leaders of all levels. The Scientific Communications Coordinator should take initiative, be a self-starter, and be able to work independently. He or she must demonstrate professionalism, show flexibility, handle multiple tasks and changing priorities, and remain composed under pressure of deadlines. The Scientific Communications Coordinator also must be able to effectively communicate the mission, values, and scope of the institution.
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