The Bioengineering (BIOE) Department at Rice University is seeking a dynamic individual for strategic design, implementation and management of digital communication to increase departmental visibility. The individual will interact with department faculty to advance the impact and reach of their research accomplishments. This full-time, on-site position will be a liaison between the BIOE department and the rest of the University including the School of Engineering Communications Team, Development and University Public Affairs.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment. The Department of Bioengineering has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 bioengineering/biomedical engineering undergraduate programs since 2008. For more than a decade, our graduate program has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 bioengineering/biomedical engineering graduate programs.


Recommends, develops and implements the digital communication and brand strategy for a department or unit

Writes, designs, and coordinates the production of digital communication and marketing materials

Develops integrated communications and / or marketing plans to meet objectives

Builds digital community thorough social media channels, blogs, and the web

Grows and engages user base

Designs and develops graphics and web pages

Manages social listening efforts and report back to management

Provides customer service to constituents across digital channels

Represents organization to constituents, campus, media

Develops content used to engage constituents and grow channels

Curates digital content

Compiles data, analyze and report on social media use

Acts as internal advocate for digital community efforts, building support for social initiatives among internal stakeholders and driving digital best practices

Contributes to overall development and refinement of digital community strategy, and innovative social initiatives

Performs all other duties as assigned


At least two years of experience managing social media and digital communications platforms

Deadline driven proficiency in writing quality content for paper and/or electronic marketing materials

Experience in external communications in an academic or medical environment

At least four years of experience managing social media and digital communications platforms

Experience managing materials and logistics for national or international scientific conferences

Technical writing experience

Experience using Google Analytics and other analytics tools such as Hootsuite

Experience with maintaining websites using a content management system, preferably Drupal and WordPress

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Familiar with technology, social platforms, current and future trends

Organized and creative

Analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to take direction and work to meet expected deadlines and schedules

Demonstrated team player

Able to manage and triage various communications requests from BIOE department; can generate content, coordinate with School of Engineering or others as necessary to manage projects and complete requests in a timely manner

Professional demeanor, works well in teams, detail-oriented


Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking here. Please be sure to provide a writing sample and portfolio by either a file or link. 

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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