UniBE International is the department responsible for implementing internationalisation measures at the University of Bern.

It is seeking to recruit an internal community-engagement specialist to start in January 2021 or by arrangement. The specialist will focus on internal communication about internationalisation targeted at researchers.

-Reporting to the External Relations Manager, the specialist’s responsibilities will include:
-Building communities of current and former researchers to ensure that they are regularly informed about internationalisation measures and opportunities at UniBE, including those offered by membership of The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.
-Organising digital and physical events and generating content for multiple communication channels, such as social media, newsletters and webpages, among others, to improve internal outreach;
-Rolling out technical solutions to support, track and analyse implementation, including database and knowledge management and data analytics;
-Keeping up to date with research news and related developments, as well as with relevant trends in digital marketing and best practices in marketing and/or communications.

The ideal candidate has relevant experience in:
-Marketing (and/or communications) particularly in community engagement with demonstrable impact;
-Creating and publishing content across the digital board, including for newsletters and websites;
-Event management;
-Has good knowledge of digital marketing (and/or communications) solutions, metrics, analytics, monitoring and evaluation;
-Is highly skilled in the English language to native level with good writing and editing skills;
-Ideally has good German skills (B2);
-Experience of working with researchers is highly desirable, as is being able to genuinely connect with people from all backgrounds in the university ecosystem and beyond;
-Is educated preferably to degree standard; professional qualifications in marketing and/or communications are desirable;
-Possesses a meticulous eye for detail, research and planning skills and is well organised;
-Works well under pressure and delivers on time and within scope.

To apply, please send your CV (including the names of two professional references), cover letter and recent work samples in a PDF (no larger than 6MB) by email to Faryal Mirza, External Relations Manager, UniBE International, (faryal.mirza@int.unibe.ch), by October 28, 2020. Questions about the position can also be sent to the same address.

The contract is initially limited to two years with a possibility of extension.