The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) is a part of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and works collaboratively with the Carney Institute for Brain Science, Brown University School of Public Health, other Brown University departments, affiliated hospitals (including Butler Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, Bradley Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Women and Infants Hospital, Eleanor Slater Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center) and other community partners to address the mental health needs of children, families, and adults in Providence and the greater Rhode Island area.
The Communications Manager provides high-level communications strategy and support for the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, with a particular emphasis on content and processes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The role will coordinate closely with the Chair of the Department, DPHB Leadership Council, training program administration, and the Administrative Manager of Academic Affairs to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to support the Departmentâ™s mission, including marketing programs and training opportunities for external audiences. The Communications Manager also will be responsible for strategies to continuously improve communication among DPHB constituencies. The Communications ManagerwilldisseminateinformationontheworkoftheDPHB, including the Diversity Committee and the Anti-Racism Steering Committee,aswellasopportunitiestopartner with the Department, which include funding announcements, training programs and partnerships. This position will be responsible for the organization, updating, and consistency of communication-related materials for DPHB and committees related to anti-racism, inclusion, and belonging. There will also be communication responsibilities in planning DPHB activities and events. This role will serve as a liaison to Brownâ™s Office of Biomed Communications, Office of University Communications and hospital PR offices to facilitate media interviews with DPHB faculty and leadership, and coordinate coverage of DPHB research and other activities.
Education and Experience
Undergraduate degree in communications or health services related field.
5-7 years of experience in communications or a related field.
Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.
Communications expertise and ability to coordinate among various constituencies are essential.
Experience and interest with promoting diversity and inclusion and communicating about antiracism efforts.
Knowledge and/or interest in mental health is a plus.
Excellent interpersonal skills essential.
Ability to produce high quality photography for the website e.g. faculty headshots, event photography.
Experience developing and implementing integrated strategies that span multiple outlets including print, web, and social media.
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
Experience working both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability and flexibility to multi-task, prioritize, and manage diverse job responsibilities.
Excellent organizational and computer skills.
Ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment required.
Must be a team player with a strong service-oriented attitude.
Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.Â
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Criminal and education background check required.
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