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Job Title: Grant/Proposal Writer

Reports to: Erin Miller, Managing Director

Duration/Hours:  Part Time, 20 hours/week

 The Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization (C-TRAC), housed at Catalyst Campus, in downtown Colorado Springs, is a 501(c)(3) that has technology transfer and transition as its primary focus. C-TRAC is seeking a Grant Writer who will support its mission through generating content for various publicity and business development outlets for C-TRAC’s numerous programs.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Research and write proposals for agreements, contracts and funding.
  • Responsible for researching, preparing and submitting all types of grant applications, including but not limited to Private Foundations, Corporate Organizations, Government Agencies, etc.
  • Coordinates and attends planning and implementation meetings for grant funded projects
  • Develops and maintains an in-depth working knowledge of relevant funding agency policies and guidelines, coordinates participation on technical assistance opportunities by all appropriate internal stakeholders as necessary.
  • Develops and submits all required reporting and other supporting documentation on funded grants and contracts.
  • The Grant Writer will also maintain detailed records to track all proposals and provide additional information for applications as requested.
  • Interacts with our Board of Directors and attends fundraising events as required.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or similar subject.
  • Possess a minimum of two years’ experience developing grant proposals and budget presentations.
  • Experience using the Shipley Model is preferred.
  • Technical writing experience will be considered.
  • Specific experience with government grants/contracts preferred.
  • Experience writing technical proposals preferred.

Working Conditions

Grant Writer will work mainly in the C-TRAC office.  Occasional trips to locations within Colorado Springs may be required.

Physical Requirements

This job may require extensive computer work.  Light physical exertion may be required on occasion.

Contact Information

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jan at jan.branham@c-trac.org.

 C-TRAC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Title: Social Media Specialist Intern

Reports to: Joseph Marney, Marketing Manager

Duration/Hours:  Approximately 20 hr/wk

Rate: $12-14/hr

The Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization (C-TRAC), housed at Catalyst Campus, in downtown Colorado Springs, is a 501(c)(3) that has technology transfer as its primary focus.   C-TRAC is seeking a Social Media Specialist Intern who will support its mission through management of the social media accounts for two of C-TRAC’s programs.

What does a Social Media Specialist do?

We are looking for a driven Social Media Specialist to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities and networks users. The goal is to gradually achieve superior customer engagement and intimacy, website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of the social media marketing roadmap. Social media specialists should have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand and “soft selling” the product/services by providing support to current and prospective customers.

Responsibilities

  • Execute social media strategy developed by Marketing team through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Research and share relevant blog posts and articles relating to C-TRAC and C-TRAC partner initiatives
  • Post relevant information, upcoming events, and any additional content as needed to TechnologyMarketplace.org
  • Optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
  • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules for easy collaboration with team members to meet program goals
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices with the Marketing Manager, and then acting on the information
  • Collaborate with each program to manage brand appearance, identify key players and coordinate actions

Qualifications

  • Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist
  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in Canva and/or Adobe Suite preferred
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO
  • Familiarity with Buffer a plus
  • Ability to translate technologic and/or military terminology to the general public
  • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer-oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
  • Fluency in English
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a BA/BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements 

The Social Media Specialist Intern will mainly work in the C-TRAC office. Regular trips to the Air Force Academy may be required. This job may require extensive computer work.  Light physical exertion may be required on occasion.

Contact Information

If interested, please email Joseph at joseph.marney@c-trac.org

C-TRAC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Title: Marketing Specialist

Reports to: Joseph Marney, Marketing Manager

Duration/Hours:  Full time, 40 hours/week – This position is contingent upon award of future work

The Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization (C-TRAC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to launch a network of innovation units, creating a fighting force which recaptures and extends our nation’s competitive advantage.

C-TRAC is seeking a Marketing Specialist who will support its mission through the execution of marketing campaigns, collection and interpretation of various marketing metrics, and the design and production of presentation, event, and marketing materials to include but not limited to digital and print marketing material, social media content, and other web-based advertising within time limits.

Duties and Responsibilities 

General

  • Support projects and tasks as designated by C-TRAC marketing manager
  • Convert C-TRAC’s branding strategy into effective presentation and marketing materials
  • Create marketing material for various C-TRAC programs and initiatives
  • Aid in recruiting initiatives and building-up of C-TRAC CRM database
  • Measure/Analyze marketing metrics

Digital Marketing

  • Convey a technical message to a nontechnical audience
  • Collect data on industry trends to effectively market to audiences
  • Compile information on slideshow decks for all C-TRAC meetings and conventions
  • Develop infographics
  • Conduct audience analytics and evaluations on marketing material and report on outcomes
  • Research market, identify marketing opportunities and generate interest
  • Generate content for email blasts and newsletters
  • Produce original and industry-related content on all social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on marketing platforms

Print Marketing

  • Design promotional material such as flyers and other swag material
  • Design postcards, brochures and booklets with infographics
  • Design marketing material to promote CTRAC and its programs

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in marketing, publicity, and building a customer database, excellent time management and communication skills, ability to manage multiple projects independently, be willing to submit references from previous clients, and be willing to learn.  C-TRAC’s Marketing Specialist must be proficient with the Adobe Suite and Office Suite. A Bachelor’s in Marketing and Advertising, Digital Communications or related field or comparable experience preferred.  Videography, video editing and photography skills would be helpful, but are not required.

Working Conditions

The Marketing Specialist will mainly work in the C-TRAC office.  Occasional trips to locations within Colorado Springs may be required.

Physical Requirements 

This job requires extensive computer work.  Light physical exertion may be required on occasion.

Contact Information

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and work samples to Joseph Marney at joseph.marney@c-trac.org.

 

Job Title: Office Manager

Reports to: Megen Schlesinger, Director of Operations

Duration/Hours:  Full time, 40 hours/week

The Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization (C-TRAC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to launch a network of innovation units, creating a fighting force which recaptures and extends our nation’s competitive advantage.

C-TRAC is seeking an Office Manager who will support its mission by overseeing administrative functions and day to day operations as directed by the Director of Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities 

General Duties

  • Performs general clerical duties to include copying, scanning, faxing, filing, scheduling meetings, and calendar management.
  • Performs basic accounting functions such as reviewing invoices, accounts payable/receivable tracking, and credit card reconciliation.
  • Assists in scheduling travel for employees, to include event registration, hotel, air, and car arrangements.
  • Performs vendor/consulting contract management functions, to include proofreading, drafting, archiving, and legal coordination.
  • Assists with company property/supply accountability, tracking, and purchasing.
  • Assists Program Managers as needed, namely in transporting materials and assisting with event logistics/planning.
  • Upholds and communicates company policies.
  • Assists with employee recruitment and hiring.
  • Assists the Director of Operations as needed.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in office administration.
  • Experience with contracts management, negotiation, and/or legal assistance preferred.
  • Motivated, organized, team player, detail-oriented, ability to self-manage.
  • Must be able to operate in a fluid, dynamic work environment.
  • Nonprofit fundraising/sponsorship and/or government contracting experience desired

Working Conditions

The Office Manager will mainly work in the C-TRAC office.  Occasional trips to locations within Colorado Springs may be required.

Physical Requirements

This job requires extensive computer work.  Light physical exertion may be required on occasion.

Contact Information

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and work samples to Jan Branham at jan.branham@c-trac.org.