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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/23/24

Applications Due04/23/24

Vacancy ID149078


AgencyEmpire State Development, NYS

TitleAssistant Director, Life Sciences

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $85000 to $90000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address 633 Third Avenue

City New York


Zip Code10017

Minimum Qualifications Education Level Required: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or a related discipline desired; Master’s degree preferred. Experience working in public policy, public administration, business and/or life sciences desired.

Experience required: 5-7 years of experience in communications strategy, outreach, development and implementation role. Experience working in public policy, public administration, business and/or life sciences desired. Proven ability to meet tight deadlines with excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills. Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office, and related business and communication tools. Solid understanding and comfort with social

media platforms and social media marketing, Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro). Working knowledge of content management systems and digital graphics production a plus

Duties Description *Applicants MUST submit a cover letter with resume to be considered.
*Position expected to work onsite and hybrid consistent with New York State.

The Assistant Director provides both strategic and tactical editorial support for the Governor’s $620 million Life Science Initiative. The Assistant Director will collaborate with life science team members on the development of written materials and the creation and implementation of editorial activities, and will play an essential role in the creation and management of such materials as the Annual Report, board materials, press releases, reports, presentations, and documents required by the Legislature about the Life Science Initiative and projects under way or under consideration. The Assistant Director will interface with ESD colleagues in Public Affairs and Marketing to ensure that all materials developed for external audiences are in keeping with ESD protocol and requirements.
The Assistant Director will work closely with the AVP, SVP and other senior staff to develop and implement a strategy that establishes and conveys key messages about Life Science projects through numerous channels. The Assistant Director also will collaborate with the Marketing team to develop website and social media communications and vehicles that showcase the impact of life science programs and initiatives. The Assistant Director also may be required to represent the Life Sciences team at industry events occasionally as an attendee or as a speaker.

· Develop and implement an outreach/editorial strategy that reinforces the life science initiative’s value and story. Include in the strategy initiatives designed to showcase ongoing and past programs for both internal and external audiences.
· Prepare and manage all editorial materials, such as reports, website content, presentations for industry events and conferences, documents requested by senior management, and other materials as required, and collaborate with the Public Affairs team on the development of press materials.
· Work closely with the ESD press office, web team and colleagues to ensure events and programs are publicized and posted on ESD website.
· Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of life science programs and projects; keep up to date with relevant developments.
· Work with project staff to plan and manage events, such as Advisory Committee meetings.
· Interface with ESD public affairs and communications team to ensure that all materials and content adhere to ESD style and other requirements
· Work with project teams to respond to inquiries from the Governor’s Office, and generate reports and documents needed for legislative hearings.
· Produce briefing materials on Life Science programs for senior ESD and other New York State officials, as well as external audiences, and draft sensitive correspondence and remarks on behalf of the SVP.
· May be required to represent the Life Sciences team at industry events occasionally as an attendee or as a speaker.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Jane Martinez, HR Talent Acquisition Specialist

Telephone N/A

Fax N/A

Email Address


Street 633 Third Avenue

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10017


Notes on ApplyingExternal Candidates: Please attach cover letter and resume. To apply copy & paste URL in browser:

Internal Candidates: Please apply through ADP using the Myself/Talent menu and submit your cover letter and resume for consideration


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