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Marketing and communications intern (Kansas City)

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:14 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Part time

Time commitment: Approximately 20-25 hours a week, beginning on April 3, 2017

Summary of duties
The Marketing/Communications intern will gain experience in event management and marketing by assisting the KCALSI Executive Assistant and Communications and Events Manger in:
• Various aspects of marketing, including electronic and collateral materials
• Planning and execution of multiple events
• Provide administrative support as needed

Marketing and communications
• Assist in developing an implementing social media strategies to increase awareness about KCALSI
• Assist in planning and production of monthly e-newsletter
• Coordinate with communications and events manager to translate concepts into online articles and collateral materials

Event planning
• Assisting with the development and maintenance of mailing, media and guests lists
• Assist with communications, sponsorship solicitation and video coordination
• Assisting in on-site event execution to include set-up, breakdown and AV support

Administrative support
• Assist staff as needed, including answering phones, coordinating meetings, filing and other duties

Skills and attributes

• Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (English, marketing/communications or public relations)
• Effective communicator, both written and oral 
• Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
• Proficient in the following
• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Hootsuite Pro
• Familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat

• Enthusiastic
• Self motivated, detailed-oriented
• Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines
• Ability to follow direction and work both independently and as part of a team
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong creativity
​• Strong organizational skills
• Willingness to provide support in any project presented

To apply, submit resume to Sharon Newman at snewman@kclifesciences.org

About the Kansas City Life Sciences Institute
The Kansas City Life Sciences Institute, a not-for-profit, serves as the coordinating body for the Kansas City region's life sciences research initiatives spanning from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri. KCALSI is fulfilling its mission of advancing human and animal health through four strategic pillars - education, research, collaboration and commercialization.