HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
JOB NO.: 90620-AS
Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Categories: Communications, Editing, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 90620-AS
Working Title: Health Communications Specialist
Official Title: SR UNIV REL SPEC(T54BN) or UNIV RELATIONS SPEC(T54DN) or ASSOC UNIV REL SPEC(T54FN)
Hiring Department: A532900-MEDICAL SCHOOL/ICTR/ICTR-ADM
FTE: 80% - 100%
Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 03, 2017
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree required in Health Education, Public Health, Communication, English, or related field . Master's degree in related fields preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
-Minimum of two years of professional experience in a communications position in a healthcare, public health, non-profit and/or adult learning setting.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-The ability to creatively use multiple communication platforms, including: print, web, social media, multi-media, and face to face presentation.
-Knowledge of, and ability to apply, communication theory, strategies and frameworks; social marketing; and principles of translating scientific findings to the general public.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
-Experience working with diverse stakeholders, including researchers, funders, and the community (broadly-defined) .
-Knowledge of desktop publishing, such as InDesign, Corel, Microsoft Publisher, etc.
The Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Program is a consultation service of ICTR-CAP, that provides resources to bridge the gap between research and practice. The Health Communications Specialist has broad duties for supporting researchers, ICTR-CAP Programs and Affiliates, and community stakeholders to design and tailor materials and messages to disseminate research findings to intended audiences; as well as managing all strategic communications related to the D&I Program.
Occasional in-state travel and potential occasional national travel will be required.
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.
B Delorse Harrington
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. )
Instructions to applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. Please upload a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references (including one current / former supervisor reference). In your cover letter, not to exceed 2 pages please address the following questions:
1. Please describe your experience developing communication or health education materials in conjunction with stakeholders.
2. Please describe your experience with communication technology, including social media.
3. In your view, what are the most significant barriers to dissemination and implementation of evidence-based research practices to promote health?
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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Advertised: 17 May 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 15 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time