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Dir of Communications, VTCSOM

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Executive, Executive Directors, Editing & Publications Management
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Full Time
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Job Description

Director of Communications, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine||The Director serves as an administrative faculty member of the Office of University Relations within the Advancement Division of Virginia Tech, with the assignment of developing, planning, executing, and evaluating a comprehensive communications program for the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine.||The Director reports jointly to the Senior Director for Media Outreach in the Office of University Relations and the Dean of the School of Medicine. The Director leads a four-person team that works collaboratively with colleagues from the VTC School of Medicine, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and University Relations to plan and direct a comprehensive communications program for the VTC School of Medicine. The communications program will include message alignment with the university, supplying subject matter expertise and using consistent Virginia Tech language when communicating about the university and working collaboratively to coordinate media and campus communications.| |The Director will ensure that all communications are informational and promotional, using a variety of media to creatively build programmatic constituent support in both the public and private sector, including feeding content to Virginia Tech's communications vehicle, and will work with Advancement colleagues inside the School of Medicine to achieve Advancement goals. The Director will also attend University Relations and Advancement meetings and trainings. The position is based at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. Flex/hybrid work options will be considered but the position does require a regular on-campus presence.

Required Qualifications

Strong record of significantly expansive and comprehensive communications program responsibility in a senior capacity.| Demonstrated strong writing, editing, leadership, and interpersonal skills.| Familiarity with modern medical teaching techniques and comfortable communicating approaches to and advances in evidence-based medicine, interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork, chronic disease management, wellness and prevention, and public health in a medical school environment. | Fully understand a range of communications principles including graphic design, visual communications, branding, marketing, advertising, electronic communications, and social networking.| Ability to be self motivated and capable of working in a complex matrix management environment.| Significant prior communications experience writing and producing publications, pitching and developing news stories, working with medical professionals, and leading broad based communications programs for large institutions.| Advanced degree in communications, journalism, or related field; or, bachelor's degree and significant experience in a senior communications capacity.|

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in working in a medical school or hospital and with physicians, medical educators and other health care professionals. | Supervisory experience

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

Septembrer 15, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brandi Barnett at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 24, 2021
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