Academic Project Specialist (Independent Contractor)

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Job title:  Academic Project Specialist

Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Language, is seeking a highly motivated Academic Project Specialist to join the Academic Innovation Support Group. The Academic Project Specialist is not just another team member in the Academic Innovation Support Group. They are a key advocate, driving the group's innovative initiatives across a wide range of academic landscapes. As a Academic Project Specialist, you'll gain highly visible experience, working across departments and with a variety of institutions. We also offer a supportive environment for career growth with opportunities for training and advancement.

The Academic Innovation Support Group at Wolfram Research is committed to fostering and enhancing innovative practices within the academic community. We provide cutting-edge tools, resources and training to researchers, educators and students, enabling them to excel in their pursuits.

Responsibilities

  • Executing strategic communication plans for a range of programs, including personalized conversations, workshop series, and the Wolfram Summer School and Winter School
  • Utilizing various channels, including email, Zoom and LinkedIn, to promote and deliver these programs to universities, community colleges, national labs and academic-related parties
  • Conducting one-on-one Zoom, email and in-person conversations with key stakeholders
  • Independently managing assigned projects and tasks, regularly tracking and documenting the progress of these projects, and ensuring that objectives are being met on time and to standard
  • Maintaining organization in all work aspects and ensuring the relevant documentation is kept up to date
  • Consistently taking proactive action to move projects forward and addressing any issues or bottlenecks that may arise
  • Regularly reporting to upper management on individual work progress and collaborating with the team to provide updates, highlighting successes and opportunities to present to upper management
  • Promptly and professionally handling other outreach tasks as requested

Qualifications

  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills for effectively conducting email and one-on-one Zoom conversations with stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field
  • Proficient in the use of various communication channels, including email, Zoom and LinkedIn
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage, track and document projects and tasks, ensuring their timely completion
  • Ability to present information effectively to a range of audiences
  • Proven experience handling tasks as requested and adjusting to changes in priorities or objectives

Preferred qualifications

  • Master's degree in a technical field

Location: Fully remote and seeking candidates from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru
Job type: Full time (40 hours per week)/Independent Contractor
Salary: Dependent on location, candidate's background and experience
Reporting to:  Academic Innovation Programs Manager

Wolfram is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at its company. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.