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Farley Health Policy Center Communication Program Manager

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Department of Family Medicine

Communications Program Manager | Farley Health Policy Center Communications Officer

Position # 785590 | Requisition #21850

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Family Medicine has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Health Policy Center Communications Officer   position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Jobs in this career family involve development, marketing and management of messaging to both internal and external parties. Functions include marketing; advertising; communications; publications; brand management; writing; editing; proofreading; graphic design; web information architecture, development and design; web content development; electronic communications; social media; news media/relations; public relations; photography; videography; radio/television broadcasting; FCC compliance; and communication projects management.

Program Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a program, function or work unit, including the development and implementation of processes consistent with college, school or departmental strategies and processes.  These positions typically do not supervise others.

Position Emphasis

The Eugene S. Farley Health Policy Center develops and translates evidence to advance systems and policies that improve health, equity, and well-being. We envision communities and environments that promote whole health for all. Our interprofessional and interdisciplinary team thrives when engaging diverse voices and ideas to act with intention to solve complex problems. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

The FHPC is seeking a Communications Officer to develop and guide strategies and products for messaging to audiences critical to health policy and decision-making processes. This is a new position for the FHPC and with it brings opportunity to guide and implement a strategic framework for the center’s communications, media and marketing. We are looking for a strategist and talented writer to amplify our work with stories and visuals to advance policy solutions that improve health and achieve health equity. In this work, you will have opportunity and responsibility to dedicate your creative vision to problem solving for social impact, health and well-being.

The Communications Officer will promote and expand the Farley Health Policy Center’s reach, impact and brand among local, state, and national policymakers, key stakeholders, and across the Anschutz Medical Campus. Working with the FHPC executive director, Center coordinator, and team of policy researchers and analysts, the Communications Officer will help translate data and evidence into digestible policy content and messaging for issue briefs, press releases, blogs, social media and infographics to promote equitable policy development. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Developing and executing a communications and public relations strategy for the FHPC including brand, identity management and talking points; monitoring and reporting on effectiveness of communications strategies.
Managing media and public relations; strengthening relationships for FHPC faculty to engage media and stakeholders.
Developing and disseminating content for social and digital media, website, video or graphics.
Storytelling, developing narratives and presenting data in creative, visual and compelling ways

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $59,608 - $75,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.



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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]  

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, communications, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution and 1 year of professional level experience providing communications services, preferably in a healthcare, policy or higher education setting.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience, including direct responsibility for policy writing, external communications and utilizing desktop publishing platforms.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Political campaign or community organizing experience
    Experience with a federal or state legislative office or executive branch agency for health-related issues
  • Academic or non-profit health research experience
  • Experience with Sitefinity website maintenance

  • Self-starter and highly motivated.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, particularly to bridge communication between the FHPC and the health policy community . Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service skills.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.Ability to adapt to changing conditions, multitask, and to work under pressure and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Strong decision making skills; able to demonstrate the ability to independently analyze and resolve complex problems via examination of established protocols.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.

Job Category: Communication
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 6, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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