Communications Specialist for Diversity & Inclusion
Strategic Communications for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Work Unit Description
OHSU is the only academic health center in Oregon and is nationally distinguished as a research university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. The largest employer in Portland, we operate the top-ranked adult and children's hospitals in Oregon, and secure competitive research funding of nearly $400 million a year.
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
FTE: FTE: 1.0, Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Salary: Commensurate with Experience Location:: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) Job Type: Unclassified
Functions/Duties of Position
This Communications Specialist supports OHSU's commitment to creating a diverse workforce, addressing disparities affecting health and wellbeing, ensuring equitable opportunities for students, and advancing a culture that demonstrates and advocates respect for all.
The individual plans, executes and sustains effective multi-dimensional communications efforts that achieve the organizational goals overseen by OHSU's Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The individual also provides writing support to OHSU's Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and other center leaders, including speech-writing, opinion pieces and presentation support.
With a dedicated focus on OHSU's diversity and inclusion efforts, the individual works in concert with other communications professionals across OHSU's employee communications, media relations, social media, creative services, events and marketing functions. The individual must frequently engage in a matrixed approach to projects, and will have significant interface with OHSU's Human Resources and Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity departments as well as other institutional stakeholders.
The individual in this role must exemplify the cultural competencies and emotional intelligence that will allow them to foster trusting relationships with individuals and groups across OHSU and in the community. They will share their knowledge to aid other communicators in bringing a high level of cultural competency to all OHSU communication.
Planning and project management: Creates effective, well-planned communications plans and platforms that advance understanding of the value of diversity, equity and inclusion and supports the goals of OHSU and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Facilitates and ensures mutual agreement on deliverables and deadlines between the Center, Strategic Communications and other units that would be impacted by projects. Delivers professionally executed strategies and tactics in a well-organized, timely manner and in coordination the OHSU strategic communications team to maximize success.
Leadership and advocacy writing support: Develops speeches, position statements, opinion pieces and other materials designed to advocate a position, respond to issues, or in other ways demonstrate thought leadership by the leadership of OHSU's diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Content development and channel management: Develops well-written, audience-centered content for a wide variety of communication channels including internal & external web sites, social media channels, print publications, promotional materials and presentations. Ensures effectiveness of the communication channels through appropriate levels of content activity, content tagging, scheduled updates and routine content reviews.
Event & program promotion: Develops effective strategies and creative promotional tactics to reach and attract the intended audiences to participate a wide variety of internal and external events, trainings, programs and activities. Audiences may include employees, students, community leaders, and specific cultural communities. Includes managing a master calendar of events for OHSU diversity and inclusion activities and events.
Collateral production: Using OHSU design templates, internal resources and external vendor support as appropriate, develops and coordinates production of print materials, specialty items, recruitment advertisements and materials, presentations, videos and other collateral to support objectives.
Community/relationship management: Fosters productive, respectful interactions and dialogue and builds trusting relationships through appropriate, culturally competent communication, including moderating/responding to comments in online channels or received via the Center's general mailbox, serving as a key point of contact for fielding questions from faculty, staff and students, and engaging with community groups on collaborative initiatives. Ensures timely response to inquiries from the appropriate source. Represents the Center and may serve as a spokesperson at selected internal/external events, activities and programs.
Tools and resources: Develops and manages mailing lists and other tools essential to marketing, promotional activities
Measurement: Designs success measures into strategies and tactics and uses analytic tools as appropriate to measure results, provide timely feedback and reports, and develops informed tactics for improvement.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations or related field plus a minimum of three years of experience in a professional communications role including a minimum of two years of experience in a role that focused significantly on effectively communicating with one or more underserved, under-represented or minority populations.
Bachelor's degree in a field not directly related to the professional practice of communications plus a minimum of five years of experience in a professional communications role including a minimum of two years of experience in a role that focused significantly on effectively communicating with one or more underserved, under-represented or minority populations.
Combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience in developing content for multiple channels, with demonstrable experience in each of the following:
Communication campaign development and implementation
Audience segmentation and targeting
Understanding how to address differing needs of diverse populations
Developing trusting, effective relationships with a broad diversity of individuals, including collective success in working with internal teams and external groups.
Coursework and applied apprenticeship or training experiences that contribute to a high level of cultural competency
Master's degree in a field relevant to communicating with underserved, under-represented or minority populations.
Experience in a role dedicated to promoting an organization's diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.
Experience in speech-writing and presentation development
OHSU is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization. OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. All individuals with disabilities are encouraged to seek reasonable accommodation.
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm