Communications Officer - 69804
Population Health Sciences is a new center at its start-up phase in the School of Medicine. The Center is seeking a Communications Officer to support and implement communication plans to increase Centers profile. Develop internal and external written communications and design and coordinate media relations, website, development of intranet and other program efforts.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in all mediums of communication and be able to work independently with limited oversight. The position requires strong decision making skills in terms of deciding what content needs to be created and how it will most effectively be communicated. It also requires sound judgment in what should be printed. The candidate must have excellent project and time management skills. Also required is experience writing and creating compelling content for multiple print and digital communications platforms, intranet. Knowledge of drupal, Adobe Experience Manager, HTML experience highly desired.
- Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web and intranet contents, and correspondence and social media posts.
- Participate in regular meetings with directors of the center and researchers to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.
- Assist in identifying and maintaining professional relationships with affiliated centers and institutes, and the University office of communication.
- Assist in preparing content for internal or external newsletters. Understand email and digital content distribution.
- Coordinate media, community or government relations, and ensure logistics and preparations are handled.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
- Strong knowledge of web standards, usability methods, and content management systems, (e.g. Drupal).
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.
- Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.
- Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
- Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
- On call and ability to respond 24/7.
Location: School of Medicine
Job Code: 4262