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COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Job no: 237295-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPH/OPHTHAL&VIS SCI/GEN
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Development, Alumni Affairs, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Graphic Design, Web Design/Development, Marketing, Public Relations



Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Department Chair and Department Administrator and working closely with the Vice Chairs and other team members, the Communications Manager is responsible for communications and marketing for the School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), with emphasis on internal and external communications in the strategic areas including but not limited to clinical, education, research, and administrative programs. Responsibilities include coordinating, writing, and editing publications, external correspondences, e-newsletters, e-mail communications, reports, executive communications as well as web, intranet, and social media content. This position will develop, implement, and lead a comprehensive communication and marketing strategy and supporting plans for individual specialized areas, specific initiatives, and department-wide campaigns. The DOVS is committed to promoting a prestigious nationally recognized Department in a challenging economic healthcare environment while preserving the academic mission of training the next generation of diverse academic leaders.

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 DOVS. 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.

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.

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:

Knowledge and Skills required:
- Six years of progressive professional experience in communications and/or marketing in a professional setting
- Extensive knowledge and experience with web technology and web content management systems, graphic design principles and software, and familiarity with photography and video technology
- Extensive knowledge of social media platforms and management tools
- Experience using Google Analytics and Google Adwords or similar tools
- Demonstrated experience in writing and editing skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; must enjoy meeting and working with others
- Demonstrated team skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups

Knowledge and Skills preferred:
- Medical/science writing experience preferred
- Experience coordinating multiple projects and various internal and external communication channels and projects in a deadline driven environment
- Supervisory experience
- Experience in an academic medicine setting
- Community outreach, event planning, and development experience

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:

The ideal hiring salary will be within $75,000 to $85,000 annually based on skills and experience of the finalist.

A period of evaluation will be required.

Department(s):

A536000-MEDICAL SCHOOL/OPHTHAL&VIS SCI/GEN

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $70,000 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, a single PDF containing three examples of communications/marketing/promotions materials you've created, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

Contact:

Linda Callow
lrcallow@wisc.edu
608-262-8070
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

SR UNIV REL SPEC(T54BN) or UNIV RELATIONS SPEC(T54DN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

237295-AS

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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 24 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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