Department Name: Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Personnel Area: School of Public Health
General Nature or Purpose of Job
The Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We are committed to assisting urban youth in becoming healthy and productive adults. Together with community partners, the Center conducts research that identifies the needs and strengths of young people and tests programs designed to promote the health and well-being of young people.
The Center for Adolescent Health is seeking a Communications Specialist to develop and implement communications strategies and prepare materials that enhance the visibility and understanding of the research done at the Center for Adolescent Health. He/she will assist in planning and implementing publicity campaigns for Center products and events. Develop the layout design of Center reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, etc. The Communications Specialist will create content for social networking sites and disseminate information about the Center on social media platforms. He or she will work with Public Affairs to maintain and regularly update the Center's web site.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Disseminate information about the Center on social media platforms
Create content for social networking sites
Develop and implement communications strategies and prepare materials that enhance the visibility and understanding of the research done at the Center
Serve as liaison with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Public Affairs office
Works with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Public Affairs (PA) to maintain Center web site
Develops the layout design of Center reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, etc.
Report and keep track of Center's products and publications
Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, marketing, advertising, mass communication, advocacy or other relevant discipline.
Two years related experience
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. *
Interest and experience working with academic researchers, community organizations, and policy makers.
Excellent communication skills, both writing and speaking.
Familiarity with computer programs that produce polished web pages, newsletters and/or presentations.
Familiarity with writing guidelines—Associated Press, American Psychological Association.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.