Communications Manager

Company: Florida Institute for Child Welfare


Contact Person: Marianna

Application Deadline: January 3, 2022


Job ID: 50165

College of Social Work, Florida Institute for Child Welfare (FICW) located at 2139 Maryland Circle, Suite 1100, Tallahassee, Florida.

Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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The position will be an integral part of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare team to facilitate the rapid translation of research into visually engaging products designed for a range of technical and non-technical stakeholder audiences. This position will provide leadership in the development of all Institute communications to expand the reach of research products produced by Institute faculty, staff, affiliates, and contracted entities. In addition to facilitating the translation of research, this position will also contribute to the growth of the Institute’s professional development initiatives through marketing and recruitment planning, document creation, and collaboration with the Program Director of Professional Development. Working under the supervision of the Program Director of Administration, the Communications and Data Visualization Specialist will work with Institute staff, students, and university communication teams to amplify the message of the Institute among legislators, academic, child welfare, and other family-focused audiences.

Leads all communications initiatives by facilitating strategic communications planning and development of creative and innovative communications ideas and methods to showcase results and outcomes from the initiation and conclusion of projects.

Collaborates with and oversee Institute team members to facilitate creative discussions to form conceptual ideas leading to the design and development of infographics, charts maps, and other visual or audio content for publications, reports, presentations, marketing materials, social media, podcasts, and other mediums to disseminate content generated from Institute activities. Support the Institute to develop means to effectively share knowledge with internal and external stakeholders.

Translates technical findings into more user-friendly products like brochures, brief list, and infographics for non-technical audiences. Design and build publication-ready visualizations using unstructured and structured data.

University Information
One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Anticipated Salary Range
Anticipated starting salary range in the high $47,659 to low $50,000s commensurate with education and experience

Pay Plan
This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Criminal Background Check
This position requires the successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Tobacco Free Campus
Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.


Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of experience.

(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years.)

  • Experience with graphic layout techniques and art in a digital format.
  • Skill in analyzing and determining the most appropriate media for creation of graphic images.
  • Experience in writing and/or proofreading and editing written word and/or information in various formats.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Experience in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.


  • Experience with web design and development.

How to Apply

Apply at Searching for Job ID 50165.

Job Originally Posted on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021