The agency has posted an RFP for a “communications outreach coordinator” along with an RFP for a “public communications services” contract.
The contracts are part of a communications effort at CIRM that runs in the neighborhood of $1 million a year.
The new coordinator position is for 11 months at $85,000. The job calls for the individual to promote “a deeper and more sophisticated public awareness of stem cell research and therapy and new funding paradigms for medical research.”
The $125,000-a-year services contract calls for the winning firm to work with CIRM PR staff to “build a foundation of support for the future by creating and cementing relationships with thought leaders and patient advocates, providing proof of the value of CIRM to the state, developing creative ways to demonstrate progress in a field while also setting realistic expectations.”
The contract has been held by Fleishman-Hilliard. CIRM communications chief Don Gibbons said in an email,
“It was always the plan to rebid this every two years. I have encouraged FH to apply for this round. I hope to receive a robust and interesting set of applications.”Deadline for applications is June 14.