Communication Manager

The Hertie School in Berlin prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school offers master’s programmes, executive education and doctoral programmes, distinguished by interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, as well as outstanding research. Its extensive international network positions it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded in 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major funder. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.

CIVICA, as an alliance of ten European universities in the social sciences, is looking to hire a Communication Manager to join their team, based at the Hertie School in Berlin. This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and the employment contract will run until 30 September 2026 (with a possibility of renewal for at least another two years).

Your tasks:

  • Coordinate, develop and implement communication and dissemination strategies that enhance the visibility and impact of CIVICA, in close collaboration with the communication teams of the ten partner institutions.
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of CIVICA’s internal and external communications, including articles, newsletters, and annual reports.
  • Lead the content creation for CIVICA’s digital platforms, ensuring engaging and up-to-date content that reflects the alliance’s activities and achievements.
  • Supervise the communication team, providing guidance and leadership to ensure high-performance and development.
  • Manage the budget for communications and ensure effective use of resources.
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies and activities, making data-driven adjustments as necessary.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Development, or related field.
    5+ years of demonstrated experience in managing communications, ideally in an academic or international environment.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement successful communication strategies.
  • Strong leadership skills, a first experience in managing a team is appreciated.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; German or additional European languages are a plus.
  • High proficiency in digital communication tools and content management systems.
  • Strong degree of autonomy and ability to work collaboratively with multiple units and stakeholders across diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in project management is highly desirable.

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter via the button below. Reference letters are appreciated. The deadline for full consideration is 19 May 2024, but we will review applications on a rolling basis and recommend to apply early.

Please contact Enora Palaric, Manager International Alliances, for further information.