A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please also include three recent writing samples (or links to them online).
The UMMS Office of Communication, in partnership with the Center for Interprofessional Education and Michigan Medicine RISE, is seeking a talented and energetic individual to help shape and communicate our stories, promote our programs, and inspire others to join our efforts. We are looking for someone who is a skilled, creative and versatile communicator, but also enjoys building relationships and sparking dialog with a broad and diverse set of collaborators. This individual should also be inspired by innovation, as it is the driving force for both the Center for IPE and RISE.
40%: Reporting directly to the Education Lead in the Medical School’s Office of Communication, this individual will work collaboratively and creatively to support priority initiatives aimed at both internal and external audiences using a broad range of communications skills and tools.
60%: This individual will work closely with the Administrative Directors of the Center for IPE and RISE, as well as Dr. Rajesh Mangrulkar (faculty director for both initiatives) and our small teams, to develop strategies and tactics for communicating our stories. This individual will also collaborate with our large constituency of faculty, staff and students across the three U-M campuses and academic medical center. The successful candidate will embed themself in important aspects of our work and embrace our visions, while keeping a careful eye on the details of how others perceive our work.
Write, edit and coordinate content for blogs, social media, websites, email campaigns, newsletters, event communications and reports.
Build on existing marketing materials, digital media and other communications techniques to highlight successes and opportunities, and tell the emerging stories of interprofessional and health science education at the University of Michigan.
Establish and maintain relationships with Michigan Medicine and main campus communications departments, strategic partners and peer institutions.
Enhance and maintain the social media presence of the Center for IPE and RISE, and contribute to social media activities across UMMS programs.
In coordination with the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication, manage program websites with input from team members and use analytics to improve performance.
Manage annual report content development and outsourced design.
Develop a marketing strategy and annual communication plan in collaboration with the Center and RISE Administrative Directors to identify new marketing communications opportunities to reach and engage students, faculty and staff.
Assist with event planning and staffing, as needed, including promotional activities.
Coordinate special projects with varied stakeholders.
Bachelor's degree in related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least 2-5 years of relevant work experience in communications.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize and manage time to meet deadlines.
Creative thinker with proven ability to use data to inform decisions and monitor trends.
Ability to work well both independently and in a complex team environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills including a positive, responsive customer service attitude.
Willingness to be flexible, adaptable and collaborative.
Familiarity with U-M communications environment and brand standards.
Familiarity with communications around clinical environments, learners and patients.
Experience using the Google suite and Microsoft 365 for information sharing and collaboration.
Experience in web strategy, content creation, analysis and maintenance.
Knowledge and use of current social media trends and platforms.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience conducting interviews with subject matter experts and drafting original content for blogs, newsletters, news releases, web pages, social media posts, presentations, speeches, etc.
Experience working with creative service providers to coordinate content production.
Experience using Drupal, WordPress or similar tool for website development and maintenance.
Experience with social media software, such as Sprout.
Experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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