The Internal Communications Manager provides strategic communications leadership and support to advance the mission, vision and values of the Medical School (MS). This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the MS strategic communications plan. The person in this role maintains a set of short- and long-term communications projects and initiatives that strengthen employee engagement and illuminate the innovations and improvements MS provides to its staff, faculty, students, the broader University community and beyond.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Communications Planning & Management 50%
Support the development of internal communications strategy that ensures faculty and staff receive timely, relevant information that keeps them informed and helps them feel engaged and builds pride in the organization.
Direct internal communications planning for a range of projects, initiatives and campaigns.
Ensure internal communications, regardless of platform or message, are aligned with other messaging and reflect University and Medical School mission and standards.
Advise and support internal messaging for issues management.
Translate strategic goals and communications objectives into editorial content
Manage and maintain an editorial calendar
Assist with the planning and content development of editorial projects
Identify and support day-to-day communications opportunities, employee engagement efforts and event communications opportunities.
Work with Medical School offices, departments and centers to develop long and short-term communication plans.
Advise on the role in effective internal communication.
Writing & Editing 50%
Proofread, copy-edit and fact-check content for grammar, punctuation, accuracy, etc.
Identify unique and compelling stories that highlight the Medical School’s mission and vision
Write, edit and coordinate the production of a variety of content such as articles, website copy, presentations, newsletters, memos, annual report, press releases, research briefs, etc.
Manage special writing assignments
Ensure that all published materials conform to professional editorial standards
Develop talking points and presentations
Prepare and post content to the web
Coordinate and conduct interviews
Suggest editorial coverage of unit activities either internally or externally. Evaluate opportunities to share MS achievements with MS staff as well as greater University and AHC cohorts.
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
Bachelor's degree in public relations, strategic communications, journalism or a related field plus at least six years of professional communications experience. OR bachelor's degree in non-communications field plus at least eight years of progressive responsibility in communications.
Demonstrated/documented online and offline writing skills.
Experience researching, synthesizing, and summarizing complex topics into easy-to-understand stories and media pitches.
Background in health care communications preferred.
Experience developing strategic communications plans to support organizational objectives.
Internal Number: 330537
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