Join our team. Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting science literacy through citizen access to biotechnology. We provide educational outreach, cultural events, and a platform for science innovation at the grassroots level. Help bring a new generation of innovators, explorers, and audiences to biotech.

 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY MANAGER:

A Community Manager acts as one of the faces of Genspace, managing relationships between Genspace and its members and other institutions. This tech-savvy employee will be responsible for communications including public relations, social media, content creation. The Community Manager runs the day-to-day aspects of Genspace including, but not limited to, scheduling, coordinating, and running events, classes, workshops and programs. They must be a clear scientific communicator with flexibility to work nights and weekends.

The Community Manager must be familiar with social media and comfortable with in-person networking to create relationships and ultimately build the company’s brand, both online and off. In addition, they will work closely with the Executive Director and Lab Manager on lab administration and organization.                                                 

Responsibilities

Communications/marketing strategy – The Community Manager is responsible for creating strategic marketing/communications plans for Genspace events, classes, and programs. This includes campaigns to draw attendees, students, and new members. In addition to creating and executing media campaigns, they will also use analytics to measure success and continually find ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives.

Members liaison - The Community Manager is responsible for accommodating new Genspace lab members, making sure that they fit into the community and have their desires met concerning the social aspects of Genspace. The Community Manager is also responsible to communicate members’ concerns and recommendations to the Executive Director.

Social media marketing – The Community Manager will manage and grow the Genspace’s presence through blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, newsletters and other strategically relevant online properties. Providing engaging, text, photo, and video content for all social media accounts.

Events and event planning – The Community Manager will run the logistical aspects of Genspace events, classes, and programs. This includes communicating with speakers and instructors, scheduling events, advertising the events, class calendar, and programs on Genspace’s website, mailing list, social media, and other advertising venues. They will make sure volunteers are available to open the front door for guests, taking care of the speakers, helping instructors set up and clean up their class, and other aspects of successful events, classes and workshops.

Public relations – The Community Manager will field incoming requests in a timely manner, including questions from the public and media requests. We ask that they build relationships with journalists and other organizations that will help grow public awareness of Genspace.

Business development – The Community Manager will be present for high-level meetings about new programs and their implementation.                                             

Skills                                                                                                           

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Hands on experience with social media management for brands
  • Attention to detail, organization, and ability to multitask. 
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, and Excel  

Please inquire at info@genspace.org with subject: COMMUNITY MANAGER


BIODESIGN CHALLENGE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE:

The Program Associate acts as one of the faces of Genspace's flagship art and design program the Biodesign Challenge. The Associate manages relationships between BDC and its many partners including: universities, students, artists, scientists, designers, museums, sponsors, and vendors. Candidates should have a strong interest in biotech, art, and design.

This tech-savvy employee is responsible for communications, social media, and content creation. The Associate helps manage day-to-day aspects of BDC including, but not limited to, scheduling, coordinating, and running events and programming with our partners and managing relationships with universities. During the spring and early summer, they will help organize the BDC Summit–a multi-day, multi-venue event and gallery show for hundreds of people.                                                

The Associate must be extremely organized to help manage BDC’s relationship with universities, students, speakers, sponsors, and vendors, etc. In addition, they will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Manager on strategy, program development, and event management. 

Responsibilities

Communications/marketing strategy – The Program Associate is responsible for managing the relationship between BDC, its university partners, and others. Throughout the academic year, the Associate will work with the program manager, university instructors, and students to generate a meaningful educational experience. In addition, they will advertise BDC projects to new audiences, including online platforms, and in conjunction with museums and galleries. As part of a small team, the Associate will also represent BDC at events, conferences, and in the media.

Social media/website/digital content – The Associate will manage and grow the BDC’s online presence through our website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, newsletters, and other strategically relevant online properties, providing engaging, text, photo, and video content. The Associate will need some graphic design skills for basic digital content creation.

Events and event planning – The Associate will help organize BDC events that culminate in the two-day Biodesign Challenge Summit, which is held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). A major component of the Summit is the BDC gallery show, which showcases student work from classrooms around the world. In addition, they will be responsible for scheduling guest lectures and seminars hosted online.

Business development – The Associate will be present for high-level meetings about new programming elements and their implementation. 

Please inquire at info@genspace.org with subject: BDC PROGRAM ASSOCIATE