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Communications Specialist, Internal Medicine (Communications Consultant II) (Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Posting Number: req11890

Department: COM Phx Internal Medicine

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

Can you translate complex health
care information into stories that capture attention? Do you have a passion for
innovation, medicine and health care? The Department of Internal Medicine (IM)
in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix is seeking a
Communications Specialist to join our team. The IM team provides clinical care
across 14 divisions (specialties) at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix.

Communications Specialist will help advance the education mission across the college
and Banner - University Phoenix by creating content for events, web content, stories
and social media. The department interacts with faculty, staff, administrators,
residents, fellows, students and providers across the college, University of
Arizona, Banner Health and other institutions. This
role will also highlight the research and clinical trials being done by
investigators, translating complex scientific topics into meaningful insights
that improve health care.

Reporting to
the senior director of Marketing and Communications at the college and the
department chair, this new role will collaborate across the IM department and
be embedded in the college's Marcom team. The
position supports the planning, execution and measurement of internal and
external communications to drive awareness and understanding with exceptional
storytelling through innovative approaches.

This creative, detail-oriented professional will have exceptional
written and communication skills, build strong relationships, and thrive in a
fast-paced environment. This is an in-person role in Phoenix.

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix
Bioscience Core in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and
trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who
are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus
embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation,
and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical
facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

Outstanding UA
benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and
disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU
tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state
retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The primary purpose of this position will be to
    develop digital and print communications that amplify the outstanding work
    across IM, design digital and print collateral materials such as special event
    invitations and save the dates, flyers, incorporating graphic images and design
    elements. This position will collect content for inclusion in newsletters and
    other collateral materials, and serve as the lead on creating content for
    newsletters and social media sites.
  • Develops digital and print collateral materials
    for events, news stories, web content and digital publications,
    announcements and social media, targeting diverse audiences.
  • Create and proofread content to ensure compliance with University
    of Arizona and Banner Health brand standards.
  • Monitor trends and investigate opportunities to apply innovative
    approaches to expand reach and elevate brand awareness.
  • Demonstrate ability to build relationships, manage multiple
    projects, shift priorities quickly, take initiative and find creative
  • Establish relationships with faculty, staff and students across IM
    and with colleagues at the University of Arizona and Banner Health.
  • Prepare periodic reports on activities, progress, status and
    impact for management and partners.
  • Provide guidance and feedback to subject matter experts to
    optimize their media presence and satisfaction.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures, established protocols and
    approval processes are followed.
  • Participate in meetings and conferences pertinent to area of
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent writing, editing, copywriting and proofreading skills
    across multi-channel platforms, with a demonstrable portfolio of published
  • Strong command of grammar, punctuation, AP style and
    communications best practices.
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational, verbal and
    interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively to meet critical deadlines.
  • Familiar
    with social media marketing.
  • Creative
    content management / mixed media experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, English, Science or Public Relations.

* Proficient in Adobe InDesign / Creative Suite.

* Technical and/or science writing experience.

* Experience working in a professional communications team to engage targeted audiences, while interacting with a variety of stakeholders.

* Conversant with scientific or medical concepts.

* Experience creating multimedia and SEO content.

* Experience with email marketing systems (MailChimp or Salesforce).

* Google Analytics and/or Hubspot certification.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Communication and Marketing

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,735 - $60,000 Annually, Depending on Experience

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family


Job Function

Communications & Marketing

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates are required to submit resume, cover letter and two published writing samples.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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