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Academic Community Manager

University of Cambridge - Hughes Hall College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023

Location: Hughes Hall, Cambridge CB1 2EW

Probation Period: 6 months

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week (with occasional evening or early morning work, to be managed flexibly, as agreed between the College and the successful applicant). The post holder may carry out a significant part of the role remotely.

We are looking for an experienced Academic Community Manager to join a vibrant and growing team at the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, to develop and manage an international group of academics focused on climate governance, law and policy. If you would like to play an invaluable role supporting our key programmes across the CCE working to bridge between academics, board directors and legal professionals focused on climate action, further details of this unique role can be found in the job description on our vacancies page on the Hughes Hall Website.

Main Duties

  • Build and actively manage a network of academics, using the University of Cambridge as a base, focused on academic excellence in climate governance, law and policy
  • Engage with the Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CL) group of leading universities focused on climate governance, board engagement and non-executive/executive education
  • Build links with universities and research institutes to increase availability of data around climate effective boards
  • Help identify research relevant to climate governance, law and policy for climate action sharing with the knowledge brokering team and wider CCE teams
  • Engage with key academic institutions to help disseminate the CCE’s latest insights on climate governance, law and policy working closely with the CCE knowledge brokering team and the Climate Governance Initiative team
  • Engage with providers of climate governance executive education to understand existing or potential courses that will be suitable for non-executive directors
  • Identify providers of professional development courses for lawyers interested in climate action
  • Support the development of a fellowship programme to engage lawyers in building their insight and professional understanding of the role of law in managing climate risks and accelerating climate action
  • Represent the CCE in university climate networks including Cambridge Zero’s regular reporting meetings, among others
  • Support ongoing communication and engagement with the CCE academic community including regular e-newsletters, events and dinners.

Person specification

Essential

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, e.g. International Relations, English, Economics, or similar.

Significant relevant professional experience of community management and engagement. 

Event management experience.

Experience of contact management systems and the appropriate GDPR requirements.

Skills and Abilities

Outstanding interpersonal, relationship building and advisory skills.

Strong communication, both verbal and written.

Excellent presentation skills.

Ability to work at all levels across a range of organisations, to form solid working relationships.

Ability to work well within a team, to be flexible and committed to the collective output of the project, and to be able to manage oneself independently in a high-pressure environment.

Ability to work at pace whilst maintaining attention to detail

Ability to self-motivate, with strong organisational and time management skills.

Desirable

Further education in a relevant discipline or topic.

Experience in the use of software tools for managing and communicating with senior academics and practitioners.

Good understanding or interest in the international climate change agenda and sustainable development.

For more information about the role and the application process, please visit the College’s website at:

https://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/about/vacancies/

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