CVM Global Health Program Specialist
Position Number: 00107029
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is to enhance animal and human health and well-being through the education and advanced training of veterinarians and provide leadership in veterinary care and outreach through interdisciplinary partnerships. Veterinarians have a critical role to play in addressing global challenges of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, animal welfare and sustainability food security and global health, which impact animals, humans and the environment at the global level. As part of the CVM's commitment to tackling these challenges, the college has established a formal global health program to address the above challenges.
Essential Job Duties: The CVM Global Health Program Specialist is an integral member of the global health program team and reports directly to the Director of Global Health. The program specialist will provide a broad range of support for grant proposal development, communications support to the global health program, including but not limited to working with CVM Communications team on website content, newsletters and articles, and design and implement communications strategies to establish an internationally recognized global health program. The position will include close collaboration with CVM Communications team members to achieve effective communication plans, outreach on social media platforms, and to ensure that communications with the CVM community meets the highest standards of accuracy, quality and timeliness. The program specialist will provide professional support for other program services and assist the director of the program in additional roles, including but not limited to grant writing and interacting with program participants to build a strong community within the program. The program specialist will also work with the faculty leading the Global Health Certificate program and other team members to provide support for DVM students enrolled in the program at CVM. By connecting the people who share and support the CVM's mission and values and the goals of the global health program, the program specialist will help the college sustain its excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and facilitate the impact of the global health program on education and research. The position focuses its efforts on: Assisting with grant writing and other communications/publications. Assisting in the establishment of web presence for the program. Assisting with communications strategies that celebrate the program's success and build a global health community at CVM. Monitoring and tracking projects and assignments to assure that standards for quality and timeliness are met. Anticipating to help resolve problems, provide assistance or advice, convey special instructions, and ensure communications are prepared in a timely manner. Coordinating with the Director of Communications and Marketing to produce social media content that represents the global health program at CVM. Attending seminars, meetings and special events. Review outgoing correspondence for content, appropriateness, conformity and format within University policy, procedure and practice. Working with the CVM Office of Communications and Marketing to: Provide awareness of the CVM global health program. Providing a broad range of support for grant proposal development Assist with marketing, creative services, and communications strategies to the global health program. Ensuring consistency in college/university-wide messaging and visual identity by facilitating integration and coordination of marketing and communications efforts. Help to identify content/communication opportunities across the program and working in collaboration with the communications team in sharing these stories. The incumbent and maintain productive relationships with CVM faculty, DVM and graduate students. Providing support for the Global Health Education program and the DVM students enrolled in the Global Health Certificate program at CVM.
Department Required Skills: Knowledge of promotional writing styles. Knowledge of medical/veterinary/scientific terminology desired. Knowledge and basic graphic design/layout desired. Versatility in adapting written communications for a range of formats and audiences, including specialist and non-specialist audiences. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects under the pressure of frequent deadlines and changing priorities. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple demands and meeting competing tight deadlines with minimum supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with a wide variety of co-workers and constituents, including senior administrators, faculty, fundraisers, donors, alumni, clients, students and other friends of the college. Ability to approach assignments in a proactive manner and continually seek to improve internal processes. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Bachelor's degree in business, journalism, communications, marketing, psychology or related field. Experience working in advancement communications, donor relations, development, and/or executive communications environments, preferably within a higher education setting. Experience with WordPress and graphic design software. A proven track record in clear and effective writing required. Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of communications, including media presence, public relations, strategic planning, branding, grant writing and publications.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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