Manager – Insights, Communications and Mission Influence (Fixed-Term)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    5 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/9182
  • Job Title: Manager – Insights, Communications and Mission Influence (Fixed-Term)
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Be an ‘ambassador’ for New Zealand’s Hi-Tech National Science Challenge:

  • A high level strategic thinker who can make things happen
  • Outstanding relationship management skills
  • A networker and connector extraordinaire
  • Promoter and marketer of new technologies, ideas and concepts
  • A natural public speaker who thrives on meeting new people and telling great stories of success
  • Not your normal comms role – showing where and how impact can happen within the hi-tech sector
  • Strategic influencer who wants to be at the leading edge of improving NZ’s economy through hi tech research
  • You will have the opportunity to appoint an advisor to help do the doing
  • Fixed-term, full-time role until June 2019 with the high possibility of a long-term extension subject to funding approval in November 2018

This is a newly created role being the story teller, ambassador and promoter of the many successes within the National Science Challenge – Science for Technological Innovation (the Challenge) – Kia Kotahi Mai: Te Ao Pūtaiao me Te Ao Hangarau.

The Challenge, one of 11 National Science Challenges, was launched in September 2015. We are one of New Zealand’s largest multi-organisational research teams collaborating with business to grow the New Zealand economy. The Challenge’s vision is that New Zealand is a vibrant and prosperous technology-driven economy, with new businesses offering high-value services and products that may not yet have been invented.

We need a self-managing strategic communicator who can identify the best ways and places to demonstrate the impact that the Challenge research can make. This role is about understanding where our research can benefit New Zealand and ensuring those messages are promoted to maximise impact opportunity. The successful candidate will be someone who knows how to target communication opportunities across a diverse science ecosystem for best effect. Success will be measured when we not only hear our stakeholders talking about our success, but where those stakeholders are also creating their own success because of knowing about SfTI.

You will use your experience, savvy and strong customer service focus to:

  • develop strategic approaches to understanding the hi-tech science ecosystem and where and how to best communicate success
  • provide thought leadership and advice to the Challenge Board and Management team on how to ensure the Challenge mission can influence across the hi-tech science ecosystem
  • develop and implement a sophisticated stakeholder engagement plan that’s aimed at supporting mutually successful economic outcomes for Aotearoa-New Zealand
  • maintain and manage best practice communications, marketing and promotional activities across the Challenge that enhances the reputation and influence of our science and supports the delivery of the Challenge mission.

The role is based in Callaghan Innovation, Asteron House, Wellington although some consideration will also be given to being located at Gracefield in Lower Hutt. Please refer to the website for more detail about the Challenge or email if you have any questions prior to submitting an application.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 9182GOV.

Applications close Sunday, 11 November 2018.