The Ohio State University College of Medicine is committed to developing a forward-looking, comprehensive communications function that supports and advances our mission as educators and clinicians. The Communications Officer will develop communications strategies that inspire trust, confidence and understanding among the COM's key stakeholders by leveraging public relations, media relations, crisis/issues management, community relations and internal communications. Reporting to the college's Dean, the Communications Officer will lead best-in-class communications that protect, promote and enhance the COM; develop comprehensive communication strategies to advance the reputation and/or culture of the organization both internally and externally; foster strong relationships with key stakeholders (including media, community leaders and organizations, current and prospective faculty and staff, and current students and alumni); collaborate with leaders and teams across the COM, the Wexner Medical Center and the university, including University Communications, ensuring alignment of the COM communications plan with broader medical center and university messages and initiatives.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in communications or related field. Master's degree preferred. Ten years' experience in corporate or healthcare communications or equivalent experience required. Academic experience is preferred. Also required are outstanding language skills and the ability to manage diverse projects in a fast paced environment.
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences campuses in the country, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center includes the College of Medicine and its School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; the Office of Health Sciences, including the OSU Physicians, Inc. and the OSU Faculty Group Practice; various research centers, programs and institutes; The Ohio State University Compreh...ensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute; and the Ohio State Health System, which includes University Hospital, University Hospital East, Ohio State Harding Hospital, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, the Ohio State Brain and Spine Hospital, the Ohio State Primary Care Network, CarePoint multispecialty outpatient facilities and Ohio State Walk-in Care Upper Arlington.
In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Ohio State Wexner Medical Center to its list of “America’s Best Hospitals,” based on quality, outcomes and reputation, for the 24th consecutive year. In addition, the College of Medicine ranked 33rd among medical schools in the 2017 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” according to U.S. News.