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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.
IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.
About the team
The Global Impact Group (GIG) serves IHME’s vision of all people living long lives in full health through cutting edge communication and collaboration. GIG runs campaigns to amplify awareness of the most critical health challenges, and works scientists and decision-makers to strengthen the evidence base of research and to take informed action. Within GIG, the Global Campaigns team works with media and social media, creating compelling content to help IHME advance policy windows by furnishing evidence in order to inform decision-making.
About the role
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Digital Communications Coordinator. The primary purpose of this position is to help manage the company’s brand through content creation for digital communications and monitoring digital channels. The Digital Communications Coordinator will assist with strategy, development, audience acquisition, testing, implementation, and measurement of the Institute’s presence and interaction with stakeholders across multiple digital media channels.
This position is contingent upon project funding availability.
Audience Analytics and Brand Management
Using a variety of tools, capture and analyze metrics from web analytics and social outreach campaigns.
Where needed, maintain dashboards and other reports to track and communicate the meaning of these analytics.
Under general supervision, work to enhance IHME’s brand through management of social media channels.
Digital Communications Content Creation and Monitoring
Produce, write, and edit content for various IHME digital media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, based on IHME scientific studies, global health-relevant events, promotion of ongoing campaigns, etc.
Monitor these digital channels for responses to our content and general sentiments that may impact IHME’s brand.
Ensure that content updates on digital media platforms occur daily through an efficient, streamlined process; select graphic and interactive elements across the platforms that appropriately support IHME’s research.
Coordinate and communicate with partners at other organizations to support digital content production on joint campaigns and promotions to ensure consistent branding and messaging.
Create and publish content for IHME’s biweekly newsletter.
Track digital media content corresponding to IHME’s overall campaign calendar; monitor global health events and developments for additions/updates to the calendar.
Understand key concepts, goals, and conclusions of IHME’s portfolio of work.
Communicate effectively with external audiences and stakeholders with accurate knowledge and understanding of IHME’s strategic mandates and details on specific scientific papers or other published reports.
Work closely with other organizations’ communications staff to capitalize on opportunities to ensure that IHME’s message is consistently communicated.
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.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communication, mathematics, engineering, public health, or related field plus one year of work experience, OR equivalent combination of education/experience.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, professionally, and diplomatically with internal and external stakeholders.
Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think independently, be flexible, and juggle multiple priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Must be detail-oriented and organized.
Must be a problem-solver, self-motivated, and require minimal supervision.
Experience in metrics and analytics for websites and digital media.
Experience with MS Office and social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.
Ability to work effectively in a team-based structure with excellent interpersonal skills that foster productive relationships with colleagues and third-party service providers.
Interest in IHME’s work and in global health metrics.
A commitment to working to alongside others at IHME to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within IHME to make our organization more diverse and inclusive. See IHME’s DEI statement here: http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite skills, especially Photoshop.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Weekend and evening work sometimes required.
This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the US. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions.
Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US; work schedule required to overlap 50% of IHME office hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
This position is contingent on project funding.
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