Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Anesthesiology. The position is located at the Northwest Tower. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is expected to develop and lead the full scope of communications and marketing efforts geared toward enhancing the Department of Anesthesiology’s visibility and reputation across its clinical, education, and research program missions, using a mix of internal and external resources. Manages, coordinates, and integrates all aspects of communications and marketing functions, including internal communications, executive communications, printed and digital communications, CRM, social media, photography, multimedia, design, and international, national, and local media relations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordination of all marketing activities related to major clinical, education, and research programs and new initiatives as defined by the Chairman, Executive Director, and senior leadership, including marketing plans and marketing budgets.
Coordination of advertisements and media communication related to new faculty, education, research, and clinical programs and initiatives.
Web Marketing and Social Media
Coordinate the creation and design of the Department’s web page as a key component of the Department’s overall marketing strategy.
Primarily responsible for updating and maintaining the web page.
Partner with different areas of the Department to help streamline and target social media efforts.
All of these functions are to be performed in conjunction with the Medical School Public Affairs Office.
Serve as Communication Coordinator for the Department.
Serve as Liaison with Medical School Public Affairs, BJH and BJC Media offices.
Serves as information clearing house for developments in Research, Education, and Clinical Care activities passing on to Medical Public Affairs any information that could increase the Department’s local, national and international media coverage.
Maintain market research information via a database of Department sub-specialty practices within the local and regional geographic area.
Maintain market data on general trends in the healthcare market.
Write and edit content for department website, internal and external materials, newsletter, and as requested for Department Chair and other senior leadership.
Promote and maintain network of contacts with Washington University Medical Center and the University.
Other duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor.
Equivalent of Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or Communications or related field.
5+ years of related experience.
5-10 years progressive management responsibility in the area of internal communications, strategic communications, public/media relations, marketing or related field. Experience in higher education communications and marketing. This includes:
Track record of successful communications, branding and/or thought leadership strategy formulation and implementation for complex organizations with multiple stakeholders.
Higher education experience is a plus.
Highly desirable to have knowledge of and/or experience in an academic medical school setting.
Demonstrated superior writing and editing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain excellent relations with faculty, staff, and students; communications counterparts in other university schools and units; and staff in the public affairs and alumni & development offices.
Exceptional strategic thinking, critical thinking, and creative mindset.
Exceptional judgment and discretion when dealing with confidential/sensitive information.
Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Ability to understand and assess political environment.
Experience working autonomously and managing competing priorities.
Well developed discretion and diplomacy skills.�
CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:
Exemplary verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated Microsoft office suite abilities.
Demonstrated Adobe suite abilities.
Exceptional working knowledge of internal and external-facing communications and marketing strategies and execution tactics.
Ability to manage departmental funds allocated to marketing and communications.
Understanding of basic web development and HTML.
The hiring range for this position is $56,472 - $73,403 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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