COMMUNICATIONS SPEC - Marketing/Communications & the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: UAB000DB
COMMUNICATIONS SPEC - Marketing/Communications & the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-(UAB000DB)
General Responsibilities To assist in executing communications strategies and programs to influence employee engagement, increase employee knowledge and share key departmental/division messages. To develop a variety of employee communications that support all units of the department or division. To draft, edit and deliver employee messaging through available media, including print matter, advertisements, e-publications, web sites, intranet content, social media, database-driven web content, change management communications, presentations, other employee messaging and materials and ongoing internal communications. To make best use of available technologies and ensure integrated internal presentation of UAB brand. To gather and analyze data on communications effectiveness and recommend improvements to extend reach and readership.
Key Duties & Responsibilities 1. Assists in executing communications strategies and programs to influence employee engagement, increase employee knowledge and share key departmental/division messages. 2. Develops a variety of employee communications that support all units of the department or division. Drafts, edits and delivers employee messaging through available media, including print matter, advertisements, e-publications, web sites, intranet content, social media, database-driven web content, change management communications, presentations, other employee messaging and materials, and ongoing internal communications. 3. Maintains web pages; re-designs as necessary. 4. Gathers and analyzes data on communications effectiveness and recommends improvements to extend reach and readership 5. Develops and implements proactive and reactive communications in support of UAB Medicine business initiatives, communication needs, and strategic plans for assigned departments, including the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
$47,665 - $ 77,455
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or a related field and one (1) year of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Minimum hiring rate must meet the most current FLSA guidelines for salary level and basis to remain exempt
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities Written and verbal communication skills Presentation skills Interpersonal skills Knowledge and understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles and the use of the internet as a medium of communication Proficiency in using programs and tools such as word processing, image processing, content management system (Joomla), and social media Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment Demonstrated ability in handling confidential materials Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment is essential Ability to present innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities
Preferred additional knowledge/skills/abilities:
Interest and experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives are helpful
Health care industry knowledge and experience also helpful
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.