Public Communication Specialist

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Public Comm Specialist - Contributing

Working Title:

Public Communication Specialist

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$37,152 - $54,000

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade Equivalent:


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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 years

Hours per week:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Department Name and Number:

Aging and Health - Center-428401

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Closing Date:


Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Department Description:

The Center for Aging & Health (CAH) and the Division of Geriatric Medicine are organizations within the School of Medicine. Both organizations report to Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead, Director of CAH and Division Chief. The CAH is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who promote the health and well-being of older citizens. The mission is to promote collaborative basic and clinical science research in aging, to develop innovative geriatrics and gerontological education programs for physicians and multidisciplinary health professionals, and to provide consultation to agencies who serve older citizens.

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:

Responsibilities include project management of all marketing materials for the Center for Aging and Health, and the Division of Geriatric Medicine. Duties will include preparation of all marketing materials (print, electronic. Web-based content, etc.). Responsibilities will include drafting all content, and updating website for the Center and Division, and writing articles for Vital Signs, Magazines, etc. This position will be responsible for establishing/maintaining the social media presence as related to all Center and Division grants, fellowships, and other programs.

This position will also coordinate marketing events including all logistics for recruitment at national meetings, and marketing of programs/clinics at local events (i.e. Wellness Fairs, Care Giver’s Conferences, etc.). This position will also provide administrative assistance for various grants in the Center for Aging and Health. This can include working on schedules/logistics, tabulation of data, etc. Duties will also include setting up meetings, and other program coordination.

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 in website design, preparation of marketing materials, and establishing/maintaining a social media presence is necessary. Excellent communication and organizational skills needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in communication studies or marketing preferred.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:





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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time