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AT WRIGHT BROTHERS INSTITUTE

WBI hires self-starters, purpose-driven employees that align to our culture and have or develop deep AFRL knowledge and experience. Employees are reliable ambassadors. Through their commitment we will demonstrate our national defense knowledge and innovation leadership to our customers, partners and community to differentiate from the competition. 

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Guest Relations Coordinator

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Summary

Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) is a cutting-edge innovation and technology commercialization center for the Air Force Research Laboratory, with facilities located just outside of WPAFB in Dayton, OH. We drive fast, agile innovation that enables successful technology development to solve the Air Force’s most complex challenges by leveraging resident experts, unique facilities, disruptive innovation processes and extensive networks.


The Guest Relations Coordinator coordinates events with our customers, greets guests and manages the front desk and supports day-to-day operations of Wright Brothers lnstitute's 444 Second Street facility location. The selected applicant will manage and organize office operations including doing administrative functions. The GRC arranges and coordinates hosted activities and events, leads the execution of the events from setup to clean up and serves as the initial point of contact for people entering the building and should be prepared to give impromptu tours and information. The GRC also manages the facilities calendar of events and communicates accordingly to ensure appropriate promotion and information is available to attendees.


Responsibilities
  • The Facility Coordinator will help the Operations Manager with the facility’s day-to-day operations.
  • Ensures smooth operation of the facility and provides outstanding support for the day-to-day resident users and guest visitors. Maintains constant communication with the Operations team to ensure all members are aware of event details and status.
  • Continuously improves the capabilities and operations of the facility to meet user needs.
  • Ensures safety and security at the facility.
  • Works closely with the Operations Manager for planning events and calendar management.
  • Is the first 'face-to-customer' when visitors arrive at the facility - professional guidance, greeting, and a "can-do" attitude is a must.
  • Ensures all preparations for events are planned for and in place, including physical set up of the event area and presentations and telecommunications. Ensures the event runs smoothly by providing technical assistance where possible and responding to customer requests.
  • Assists the Operations Manager by ensuring the accurate collection and tabulation of visitor and event data.
  • Develops and maintains outstanding customer relationships with frequent users of the facility. Works closely with WBI Project Managers and AFRL customers to plan projects and events that use the facility.
  • Communicate with event guests to ensure the quality of events.
Qualifications
  1. High School Diploma required. Associate degree desirable.
  2. Two (2) years of experience developing and administrating events.
  3. Air Force or Department of Defense experience is a plus.
  4. Microsoft Office Suite of software.
  5. IT AV/Technical Support experience is a plus.
  6. Experience working with Executive Level individuals is a plus.
  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Strong leadership, administrative and organizational skills.
  9. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  10. Must be willing to work before or after standard business hours, on an event-by-event basis.
Offerings

What Wright Brothers Institute Offers

  • An exciting work environment with a great organizational culture and highly engaged employees.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Simple IRA matching program
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This is a full-time position.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, citizenship, and salary history to: opportunities@wbi-innovates.com with the subject line “Guest Relations Coordinator” by 15 April 2022.

Digital Content Specialist

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Summary

Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) is a cutting-edge innovation and technology commercialization center for the Air Force Research Laboratory, with facilities located just outside of WPAFB in Dayton, OH. We drive fast, agile innovation that enables successful technology development to solve the Air Force’s most complex challenges by leveraging resident experts, unique facilities, disruptive innovation processes and extensive networks.


The primary role of the Digital Content Specialist (DCS) is to administer WBI’s internal and external digital presence, while supporting and enhancing WBI brand recognition. The DCS leverages extensive knowledge of content management systems, SEO and website analytics to create and deliver fresh, compelling and accurate digital content to engage external stakeholders. The DCS also customizes and maintains WBI website to provide important resource information for internal stakeholders. They must foster and maintain relationships with team members to ensure content is current and accurate. The DCS also supports development, content and/or maintenance of digital assets, including databases, social media accounts, display materials and booths and other communication materials.

The secondary objective of the Digital Content Specialist is a combination of writing and editing technical and creative pieces, web and graphic design, photography and video capture and editing for websites, presentations, tradeshows, conferences, marketing materials, advertisements and other digital communication products. Coordinates with asset owners to ensure timely delivery of products, from conception through development and edits, as necessary.
Responsibilities
  • The Digital Content Specialist is responsible for creating digital and analog marketing materials for a multitude of platforms. 
  • Supporting products include PowerPoint files, professionally designed reports, templates, agendas, infographics, signage, company personnel cards and headshots, event materials and merchandise, website content, social posts and email campaigns etc.
  • Works independently on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Coordinates content, graphic aspects, and artwork for final production. 
  • Develop, protect and maintain brand identity through careful management of logo usage, photo selection, typography and messaging.
  • On occasion, the DTS may need to prepare files for printing, in and out of house following professional specs while understanding the use of colors, inks and paper qualities.
  • Maintaining print and vendor relationships and negotiating outside work.
  • Reviews final layout and suggests improvements as needed. 
  • Create effective marketing products for client or supervisor by understanding their needs and using design knowledge to execute.
  • Develop online content which may require copywriting, editing and/or research for accompanying graphics.
Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree in digital marketing is preferred. Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school will also be considered. or six months to one-year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Candidates should have 10+ years with creation and execution support of marketing campaigns, website development, and analytics reporting.
  3. Experience with Google Analytics is required. 
  4. Experience with Canva, Infogram, Zoho, Wordpress, Hootsuite, or similar programs is required.
  5. Candidates with UX/UI environments are encouraged to apply.
  6. Candidates with Air Force or Department of Defense experience strongly preferred. 
  7. Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is a plus.
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  9. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Offerings

What Wright Brothers Institute Offers

  • An exciting work environment with a great organizational culture and highly engaged employees.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Simple IRA matching program
Apply

This is a full-time position.  If you have an interest in applying for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, citizenship, and salary history to: opportunties@wbi-innovates.com

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