Public Affairs / Community Health Specialist - (210000BG)
The University of Maryland School of Medicine seeks a Public Affairs / Community Health Specialist professional in its Office of Public Affairs and Communications to develop, plan and coordinate a variety of community health education programs and to provide editorial support for various SOM publications. The ideal candidate will have experience in both of these areas, with strong project management capabilities, effective writing skills across a range of media, and direct experience working with students and members of the local community.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Manage and coordinate all aspects of SOM's community outreach/health education programs, including curriculum development, faculty interaction, marketing, event and logistical details, survey evaluation, and metrics:
Mini-Med School for Kids
Seniors Medical Institute
Support efforts to expand these programs and integrate public health objectives
Serve as editorial associate on SOM's flagship monthly newsletters, SOM News and The Buzz, compiling information about faculty activities, copy editing, liaison with academic departments, centers and institutes.
Serve as a liaison with the SOM Office of Student Affairs to identify and write about newsworthy student projects and activities.
Researches, writes, edits, and summarizes public information materials directed to a target audience.
Organizes and maintains database files on assigned materials.
Develops relationships and maintains contact with faculty, staff, administration, and students.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related field such as English, journalism, communications and/or public health (graduate degree preferred).
Experience: Three (3) years of experience in marketing, public relations, communications, or media, public or client relations. Previous experience in the following is preferred:
Track record of developing and managing successful community service projects
Experience working with students and the local community
Experience writing for web and publications
Other: Related experience may be substituted for education
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Leadership, and Knowledge.
Strong organizational and communications skills preferred.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the employment process, please contact us at HRJobs@umaryland.edu and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E2904E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Public Relations and Public Affairs
Job Posting: Mar 22, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 169081
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.