Job no: 234597-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Web Design/Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Project Management

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Department Administrator and Department Chair, and working closely with the Vice Chairs, Associate Administrator and other team members within the department, the Communications Manager is responsible for communications for the School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Anesthesiology (DOA), with special emphasis on internal and external communications in the strategic areas including but not limited to clinical, education and research programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating, writing and editing publications, external correspondences, e-newsletters, e-mail communications, reports, executive communications, Web-based education content, Web and intranet content, and social media content.

The position works collaboratively with the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Dean's office and members of UW Health including such areas as media relations, community relations, marketing and communications, and regional development. The incumbent will be a leader in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of a service-oriented culture within the DOA. The incumbent is expected to model and instill in others a high degree of professionalism, which includes demonstrating honesty, integrity, accountability and a commitment to altruism in all work interactions and responsibilities.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree preferred. Field of study in communications, journalism, English, marketing, business or healthcare field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Three years of progressive professional experience in marketing and/or communications in a professional setting required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and expertise required

Excellent writing and editing skills required, with medical/science writing experience preferred

Extensive knowledge of social media platforms and management tools required

Extensive knowledge of web technology and web content management systems, graphic design principles and software and familiarity with photography and video technology highly preferred

Demonstrated project management skills in a deadline driven environment highly preferred

Demonstrated team skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups required

Experience providing staff support and/or supervisory support within a multidisciplinary team required

Experience coordinating multiple different internal and external communication channels and projects highly preferred

Experience in an academic medicine setting preferred

Community outreach, event planning and development experience preferred

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years of experience is required for an appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

Must be willing to work flexible hours.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. The Department of Anesthesiology does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid work status to work in the United States.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,643 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jun 4 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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