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The Dermatology Division has an outstanding opportunity for a Communications Specialist, to join our team.
We are looking for someone who has the skills and passion to communicate the depth, breadth and impact of our innovative research, exceptional teaching and specialized clinical work that is improving health care locally, nationally and around the world. This position is responsible for helping implement a division-wide, comprehensive communication strategy to increase external awareness, strengthen internal communications and ensure consistent and coordinated communication of University, UW Medicine and division messaging. This is a full-time position reporting to the Manager of Strategy, Finance and Clinical Programs.
The Communications Specialist will be expected to juggle multiple responsibilities, have a high attention to detail, work effectively as part of a team, and be able to prioritize work, build relationships across multiple units and projects, and serve as a source of expert advice.
This position is responsible for helping implement a comprehensive communication strategy for the Dermatology Division. Through communications vehicles such as the division websites, social media, newsletters, fact sheets and flyers, the Communications Specialist will represent both the Division and the UW to other institutions and to the broader public. A successful candidate will significantly affect the reputation of the Division, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and UW.
Web and social media communications
Develop and prepare written content for 3 websites on the Department of Medicine (DOM) web framework, including conducting interviews with faculty, staff, trainees and students; writing stories and news articles; updating event listings; and monitoring websites to maintain fresh content.
Lead the revamp of the Division website affiliate sites including a change in platforms and learning new design
Work with DOM web manager and Division communications Manager to set development and content priorities for Division websites
Train content editors on creating and editing content using our Drupal web framework, visual design and working with images, communication best practices, and writing for the web
Manage, monitor and grow our social media presence to raise awareness of Division activities, acknowledge our partners and drive traffic to the Division websites.
Stay current with the latest social media best practices and technologies
Manage the Division events calendar and work with Division team members to promote events
Internal & external communications
Produce, write, and edit stories that inform and engage our various audiences
Draft communication materials on behalf of the Division Head
Lead Division Communications Committee meetings
Collaborate with communications manager to develop key messages and help shape Division communications messaging to promote the Division's mission and activities
Represent Division communication activities at communication and web services meetings.
Managing internal content on the SharePoint intranet platform
Manage department communication distribution lists
Manage digital signage
Manage communications for our Grand Rounds speaker presentations
Provide counsel and advice to faculty and staff on appropriate marketing and communications strategies
Develop and customize communication templates
Develop new communication channels for strengthening internal communications
Advocate for best practices
Create marketing and communications materials such as brochures, flyers, postcards
Create visual content, which may include photographing events; producing, shooting, and editing short, informal videos and/or illustrating concepts through graphic design and infographics
Manage donor and alumni communications
Travel to events to capture content
Provide program-specific support
Faculty Support Assistant
Create and maintain requirements for the Humanities Pathway, and track student assignments on Canvas
Set up and maintain a calendar with reminders and emails for the annual cycle of the Humanities Pathway
Manage Humanities Pathway mentors
Maintain Resident schedules at Roosevelt Clinic
Coordinate and maintain professional memberships and licensures for the Dermatology faculty
Working with Dermatology faculty, assist and coordinate with publication submissions
Maintain curricula vitae for faculty members as needed and insure updates are posted on the Division website
Provide Dermatology faculty assistance for travel, meeting registrations and reimbursements as needed
Other duties as assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in communications, journalism, science writing, or related field.
Superior writing and editing skills for a broad spectrum of communication channels
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department leaders, partners and stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to serve as a spokesperson on behalf of department activities
Demonstrated experience in setting website and content development priorities
Experience managing social media channels in an organizational setting
Demonstrated ability to problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects, supervise, and exercise good judgment in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment.
Proficiency with personal computing environment, Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), and navigating the Internet. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in higher education, and/or health care
Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite
Experience with Microsoft SharePoint
Experience editing a website using WordPress and/or Drupal
Interest/experience in visual design, content layout, photography, videography Interest/experience in visual design, content layout, photography, videography
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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