Senior Communications Specialist, School of Dentistry
Oregon Health and Science University
Location: Portland, Oregon
Internal Number: 23568
The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care. Our department's location is nestled in Portland's beautiful South Waterfront making it a convenient location to commute to. Our Skourtes Tower facility in the Robertson Life Sciences Building houses both our School of Dentistry and our patient clinics, providing sweeping views of the city and an unmatched setting for education, research, and exemplary oral health care.
To learn more about OHSU School of Dentistry please visit our website School of Dentistry
Function/Duties of Position
The Senior Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing communications and related strategies that elevate the OHSU School of Dentistry as a leader in dental care, research, community outreach, and education; and supporting engagement of faculty, students, residents, alumni and other key audiences, including prospective students and patients.
This individual plans, executes and sustains effective multi-dimensional communications efforts that help to achieve School of Dentistry goals and is responsible for the school's day-to-day communications function. The position provides communications counsel and support to the Office of the Dean and senior leaders on a broad array of issues affecting employee, alumni, and student life.
With a dedicated focus on the dental school, this individual works in concert with other communications professionals across OHSU's employee communications, media relations, social media, brand strategy and marketing, government relations and events functions; the School of Dentistry Alumni Association (SDAA); the OHSU Foundation; among others.
Education Bachelor's degree Communications, Marketing or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience Minimum 5 years' professional communications experience
Master's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field
Experience in large, complex academic, government, healthcare and/or non-profit organizations.
Demonstrated knowledge of issues of importance to dentistry
Comfortable working with senior executives, chairs and faculty Consensus-building skillsAnalytical and problem-solving skillsAbility to manage people with diverse skill setsAbility to work in highly matrixed work environmentDiplomacy skills; ability to work effectively across organizational units High degree of organization needed to manage projects from inception to on-time completionAbility to think clearly and act strategically in difficult or crisis situations
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or email@example.com.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm