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Communications & Marketing Officer at the Yale University Office of Cooperative Research


Communications Officer


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose: 

The Office of Cooperative Research’s (OCR) mission is to foster commercial investment in the development of inventions and discoveries flowing from the faculty research at Yale and encouraging entrepreneurship from ideas generated at the university.  In accomplishing its mission, OCR seeks to support the research and education missions of Yale, enhances the reputation of the university and catalyzes local economic development.

The Communications & Marketing Officer supports OCR by communicating and marketing stories, initiatives, programs, and events via traditional channels such as websites, newsletters, publications, email outreaches, and media, as well as by maintaining a strong social media presence.  This position will work closely with office colleagues, in particular the internal program directors, to understand the particular program’s messaging & communication needs and goals.   The position will also work with other partners such as Yale’s Office of Public Affairs & Communications (OPAC), media outlets, and related professional organizations to help leverage stories or events from our department to the wider community.

The Communications & Marketing Officer position requires strategic thinking, but has a strong day to day tactical focus.  From a tactical perspective, the Communications & Marketing Officer will be expected to manage & develop lists of particular groups (i.e. faculty, departments, venture capitalists, industry partners, etc.) for targeted outreaches, to ensure our outward messaging & information is always current (i.e. websites), to produce fresh content each month, to communicate with our internal/external constituents consistently, and to market & support events the office is running throughout the year.  From a strategic perspective, these tactical elements need to be implemented in a dynamic way to foster engagement, effectiveness, and continuity.  

Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Proven ability to translate innovative scientific research and faculty enterprises into compelling stories. Ability create and publish content and participate in the content strategy process.
  • Proven strong graphic design capabilities and event organization and promotion experience.
  • Excellent oral & written communication. Proven ability to create clear messaging communicated to a target audience, using the appropriate tone. This encompasses communication in writing, online via digital channels, and verbally.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce creative and compelling communication pieces.
  • Strong understanding of social media, website management and email marketing. Demonstrated ability to be adept at social media. Analytical skills and agile with analytic tools such as Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Hubspot, Pardot, Marketo, Optimizely, etc.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Self-starting disposition, comfort with initial lack of structure and ability to create structure in a rapidly changing environment, scientific or business background

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.