Communications Specialist

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Public Comm Specialist - Journey

Working Title:

Communications Specialist

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$41,281 - $48,000

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

2 years

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Work Schedule:

M-F, 8-5

Department Name and Number:

OEVCP - Provost Initiatives-501101

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Department Description:

UNC Rural and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research support the mission of the University to engage students, faculty, and research across disciplines to build network of partnerships to benefit community well-being across the state of North Carolina.
UNC Rural supports the CAROLINA NEXT: INNOVATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD priority to “Serve to Benefit Society and the mission of UNC to be an institution of, and for, the people of North Carolina” A pan-University initiative, UNC Rural provides a coordinated and collaborative space for resources, dialogue, and convening to inform, share, highlight, and connect across campus around rural engagement, always with a focus on benefit to community. UNC Rural engages in campus-wide relationships to inform partnership development, leverage resources across campus internally and highlight UNC’s commitment to community well-being across the state.
The UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) brings together collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of stakeholders to improve health in North Carolina communities with a shared commitment to innovation, collaboration, and health equity.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

This position will provide critical communications to support the UNC Rural and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research units. The Communications Specialist will write, edit and provide a wide variety of communications in support of UNC Rural and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. This will include developing, writing and producing a variety of printed and digital materials for each unit, including the development of marketing and branding strategy to enhance presence and recognition; engage campus and community partner stakeholders; and build a strong community through our various social media platforms; responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship between consumers and the organization; collect and review social media data to develop more effective campaigns. The Communications Specialist will provide subject matter expertise in engagement science for communication materials created and disseminated by the communications team from CHER’s partner organization. This includes creation of accessible and usable community-facing communications materials (including social media) designed for study partners to promote and advertise the RADx-UP program through CHER social media and other CHER communication channels. The Communications Specialist will serve as the primary webmaster for the UNC Rural website and will provide timely assistance and support to content owners and site contributors regarding website maintenance, content updates, and additional content.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

•Experience using WordPress
•Experience with website development
•Proven experience with social media and website maintenance
•Thorough knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
•Effective writing skills to include the production of reports, newsletters, presentations, websites, and social media
•Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
•Graphic design: Adobe Photoshop, Piktochart, Canva
•Demonstrated ability to craft and implement successful communication plan
•Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience troubleshooting basic IT issues in an office environment
•Passion for addressing disparities that exist across rural and under-served communities in North Carolina in partnership
•Working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, relational database concepts
•Use of scheduling posting platforms like Hootsuite
•Experience with development of accessible content to meet ADA guidelines

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Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 1/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time