External Affairs Associate

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Date Posted September 03, 2021
Industry Academia
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $49,486 to $60,000
Website https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/


This role reports directly to the external affairs director and combines marketing and communications, press relations, content creation, oversight of external vendors and contractors and project management support.  Specifically, this position will require a self-starter responsible for drafting and editing written content for print and digital, developing and implementing a press relations strategy for the institute, and project management within and beyond the external affairs team.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is core to the work of the Kenan Institute. We celebrate the multiple dimensions that each individual shares and believe that diversity among our staff is paramount to ensuring the greatest possible impact of our work. We encourage all individuals interested in this position to submit an application.

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

This job requires outstanding communication skills (written and verbal)—including fluency in writing and editing to adhere to AP Style—as well as strong time management. It also requires highly motivated, results-oriented individual with a collaborative mindset but an independent work ethic.  Other requirements include exceptional organizational skills, management experience, team-orientation, agility and project management experience.

Prior experience either as a journalist or in press relations is strongly preferred. 

Founded in 1985 by visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonprofit business policy think tank affiliated with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. We develop and promote innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues. Specifically, we aim to serve as a trusted resource for information and solutions related to our core areas of focus: capital formation; technology, innovation and strategy; and shared economic prosperity. With the belief that private enterprise is the cornerstone of a prosperous and free society, the institute aims to leverage the private sector for the public good in order to improve the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.