Communications Officer

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Job Title:

Communications Officer

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

3 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Occasional lifting, pushing, pulling, moving items up to 50 lbs.


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and some evening and weekend hours as needed.

Job Summary:

Working within a dedicated communications work unit to further UK College of Medicine’s presence within the region and to encourage employee engagement, alumni relations, and public awareness of the college’s initiatives.

This communicator will support both internal and external communications particularly through social media channels, internal newsletters, digital signage, etc., for the college.

In accomplishing these assignments, this communication professional will be responsible for coordinating with the regional campus teams and local team in Lexington to ensure all audiences are up-to-date on college happenings.

The position will fill many functions within a small team.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

All MS Office programs, understanding and working knowledge of html programs.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field preferred.
Four or more years of related experience preferred.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 2/17/2021
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