1) The Director of Communications is responsible for developing and executing strategies to inform and connect the BSDâ™s diverse audiences.Â S/he will implement and deliver communications across multiple media platforms and distribution channels using a consistent voice and style that will promote, enhance and protect the BSD internal brand and reputation.Â S/he will work with leadership to develop and deliver key messages to enable effective collaboration across the BSD.Â
2) The Director is accountable for writing clean, concise content that engages a broad audience.Â She/he will be skilled in research, writing and editing content in support of the BSD missions.Â Using project management skills, the Director will organize processes and mobilize key stakeholders to ensure high standards are maintained within the required timelines.Â
3) Implement, manage and deliver internal/external communication through effective project management serving as the primary contact, content writer and producer/coordinator for BSD communications related to strategic priorities/goals and operational deliverables including but not limited to print, digital, and in-person initiatives.
4) Create and manage a communication calendar to structure the flow, timing, and coordination of communications increasing the efficiency of current communication practices in partnership with senior leaders, departments, the University, and UCM/UCMC.
5) Manage and create content on the BSD website and digital platforms to support effective and consistent communication.
6) Utilize communication to build culture and engagement sharing information, events, and stories to connect diverse, disparate audiences.
7) Develop, edit and execute concise, consistent, and descriptive content to promote and enhance the BSD brand and reputation.
8) Utilize best practices and novel concepts in issue identification, message formulation, communication delivery, and audience targeting, including the ability to use analytics to gauge and boost readership and engagement.
9) Standardize and increase the efficiency of current communication practices by providing structure and identifying the best vehicle for each audience.
10) Assess communication tools and make recommendations for how BSD information is disseminated, including new technology and integration of communication tools and services across BSD audiences and locations.
11) Manage and direct a communications staff in the Deanâ™s office.
12) Work collaboratively with University and UCM Communications teams and in close partnership with departments; represent the BSD at meetings of University Communicators.
1) Ability to develop and manage diverse internal and external relationships collaboratively.
2) Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
3) Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet aggressive deadlines.
4) Ability to adapt to continually changing organizational needs.
5) Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse audiences.
6) Ability to develop and execute a strategy that connects to the achievement of the organizational goals and objectives.
7) Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
1) A Bachelors degree in Writing, English, Journalism, Publishing, or Communications
2) Advanced degree
1) A minimum of 5 years of experience in communications strategy, or content strategy.
2) A minimum of 5 years of experience as a writer/editor in internal communications or related communication area.
3) A minimum of 2 years of experience in web and digital applications for creating, posting and publishing communications.
4) Experience with Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
5) Experience working in higher education, medical center, or corporate communications.
6) Experience developing and implementing strategic communications plans across a highly matrixed organization and in alignment with the goals of the organization.
7) Experience with digital platforms and Content Management Systems.
8) Experience working with graphic design and branding guidelines.
9) Demonstrated experience measuring the impact of different strategies and programs.
10) Demonstrated experience building relationships beyond the marketing/communications function.
11) Demonstrated experience increasing staff engagement through organizational messaging and content.
12) Supervisory and management experience, including management of freelancers and departmental or project budgets.
13) A minimum of 2 years of experience in journalism or journalism training.
14) Experience in an Academic Medical Center (AMC) or Healthcare setting.
15) Experience with Project Management methodologies.
16) Experience with HTML/CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, SharePoint.
17) Experience with MS Office Suite.
18) 2 yearsâ™ experience with SEO/SEM, Google Analytics and CRM software.
2) Cover Letter
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