Communications Program Manager, Science and Sustainability

Communications Program Manager, Science and Sustainability
Wilmington, DE

Job Description


The New DuPont is a global team of over 30,000 strong, “empowering the world with the essential innovations to thrive”. We help customers solve complex problems in the electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food, personal care, safety and consumer goods industries.

To powerfully communicate our mission, we are seeking a deeply driven communications colleague who possesses both the skills and passion for our cause. The Communications Program Manager for Science & Technology will have an unprecedented opportunity to join a team at the precipice of standing up a new company and launching it into the world.  At this exciting time in our company’s history, and such a critical time in society’s development, we won’t rest until we find a candidate with a combination of communications skills, scientific insights and clear-headed executional grit.  Together, we will breathe life into our brand and plant the seeds of change into culture.

Reporting to the Communications Director for Innovation and Sustainability, the Communications Program Manager for Science & Technology will assist in the development and implementation of integrated communications for the Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer (CTSO) and global technical teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the implementation of the integrated communications plan to meet the strategic goals for both internal and external audiences. The candidate must be an experienced communications professional with excellent command of scientific principles.  The implementation aspect of this role will require significant hands-on research, writing, and collateral development in support of strategic objectives.   

 Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Create high-impact, multi-channel communications that educate key stakeholder groups. This includes for example, presentations, remarks, talking points, briefing books, etc.

  • Manage CTSO outreach and engagement plan

    • Manage and track CTSO engagement plan in collaboration with the objective of cascading Innovation and Sustainability Strategy and key corporate updates to stakeholders across the company (Town Halls, roundtable discussions, board meetings, etc.)

    • Collaborate with Sustainability and Community Impact staff on high priority external speaking engagements capitalizing on the combined CTO and CSO position

    • Manage CTSO engagements and build working library of all communications materials to be readily deployable

  • Support execution of high-impact events in alignment with innovation strategy (e.g. TechCon, Investor Reviews, Board Reviews)

  • Provide organizational support for Science & Innovation, Sustainability, Community Impact, & Innovation Centers teams to achieve our Innovation & Sustainability strategy. 

  • Special Project support for high impact initiatives such as Awards programs, Innovation Centers, and specific support to sustainability and community case studies to showcase progress.

  • Assist in the development and day-to-day management of internal digital channels for clear communications across DuPont scientific and innovation community.

  • Set and track metrics to ensure alignment of DuPont Science & Technology and Sustainability goals with communications deliverables
  • Serve as communications lead for assigned areas, liaise with stakeholders and subject matter experts to guide communications positioning on business-critical topics as needed
  • Actively collaborate with DuPont Corporate Communications to implement external Executive Communications activities for CTSO
  • Partner with Public Affairs and Government Affairs to implement strategic plans for Innovation, Sustainability and Community development goals
  • Work within DuPont scientific network to identify public relations opportunities from within the innovation community that would support DuPont goals and strategies.
  • Lead development of communications support for research-centered issues including talking points, Q&As and white papers as appropriate

Job Qualifications


  • 7-10 years of results-driven scientific communications experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in communications or related field required

  • Bachelors in science or engineering discipline highly desirable

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications (both an articulate speaker and active listener), adapting to diverse, global audiences

  • Superb project management ability; establishes and/or refines relevant communications tools, templates, processes, guidelines, and calendars to manage workflow

  • Creative thinker; conceives and executes innovative solutions to meet or exceed goals

  • Ability to thrive in dynamic, fast-paced corporate environment

  • Must possess strong skills in all Microsoft Office applications including; Outlook, Word, Share Point and PowerPoint

  • Expresses R & D concepts, projects, work clearly and succinctly to various audiences.

  • Requires excellent analytical ability, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and in teams

  • Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to audience in clear, straightforward manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively and interface with executive-level leadership

  • Ability to build networks and coalitions to lead through influence

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others

  • Project management and prioritization experience with knowledge of DuPont systems a plus


About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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