Miami, Florida
Mar 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Manager, Communications (Research Support). This position will provide administrative and scientific support and assistance to the Director of the Hussman Institute. The Senior Manager, Communications will establish policies and standard operating protocols and provide guidance within assigned program areas to support the accomplishment of program objectives. Also develops, coordinates, and advises administrative staff regarding program policy; leads the communications team; and assists in scientific technical writing and in publications and manuscript preparation.

The specific duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to, establishing program policies and standard operation protocols, developing and maintaining research standards of the Hussman Institute; planning, coordinating, and supervising related procedures, processes, services, and systems; training, developing, implementing, and supervising related procedures, processes, services, and systems; training employees in the proper methods and procedures and ensuring correctness of work for grant submissions; assisting the Hussman Institute Director with journal article submissions; formatting manuscripts, references, tables, and figures to adhere to journal requirements; ensuring compliance with federal guidelines to Open Access Law by uploading research papers to the federal repository; overseeing research efforts in several research grants and solving any problems that arise; identifying funding opportunities for faculty members; assisting the Hussman Institute Director in all federal and private grant applications; developing budget justifications; and ensuring grant applications are complete and all documents are uploaded by deadlines. Duties and responsibilities may also include developing and executing all collateral materials for the Hussman Institute such as flyers, news releases, brochures, posters, and banners; ensuring compliance with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine branding standards; coordinating work with all outside vendors; acting as a liaison to the school's communications department such as responding to media inquiries; fact-checking articles; developing background material for reporters, VIPs, donors, and study participants; overseeing, evaluating, and monitoring on-the-job performance of staff; supervising the communications team by conducting annual reviews and keeping staff informed of communications procedures and policies; and administers the annual JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship Program in Biological and Computational Sciences.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, English, Communications, Journalism, or a closely related field of study. At least four years of work experience involving public relations, marketing, journalism, and/or writing duties that includes some experience overseeing or supervising employees. Demonstrated leadership abilities and skills shown by successfully leading a team or group in projects, work assignments, or policy updates. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally collaborate with others. Proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to manage and coordinate the activities of other employees and ensure a high level of performance. Strong organizational and leadership skills, follow-through, and demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.


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