The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is an interdisciplinary research organization jointly run by the Medical School and the College of Science & Engineering. IEM is engaging in a wide range of activities involving interdisciplinary research, graduate training, and outreach, serving more than 200 faculty members and associated community. This position will be in charge of developing and executing a strategic communications plan for a nationally recognized research institute with a mission to create interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities serving the University of Minnesota and external medical device communities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develops printed and communication materials for various IEM programs, including Annual Report, Annual Conference and Retreat, Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, Otto Schmidt Distinguished Lecture Series, IEM Seminar Series, Augustine Fellowship Program, IEM Industry Advisory Board, Academy of Medical Device Innovators, IEM Grant Program, etc.
Develops oral presentation materials such as slides for presentations related to IEM.
Writes and edits copy IEM monthly newsletters and other e-communications, which is distributed to 4,500+ stakeholders within the University of Minnesota and medical device industry.
Handles production of visual materials such as charts, diagrams, posters, and photographs.
Develops electronic and printable communication materials using various software packages such as Adobe Creative Suite and HTML.
Acts as a communications link for faculty looking to promote and develop engineering in medicine projects on campus.
Assists IEM affiliated research centers with promotions and program development.
Confers and corresponds with IEM members in the preparation and revision of editorial projects or publications. Advises authors on form, content, and emphasis for various publications.
Works with technical staff to develop web page layouts in conjunction with content message.
Reviews materials for copy and content editing and re-writes for style and clarity.
Researches and recommends communication methods (e.g. electronic, print, social media) to connect with and inform target audiences in order to meet program development goals.
Formats news articles or features stories for release to various communication media, such as websites, newspaper space, and public announcements.
Manages contact lists of key stakeholders for the Institute.
Manages special projects for the institute as they arise.
Performs other responsibilities as assigned.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Art or related field or 4 years combined equivalent education and experience.
2 or more years of professional experience in communications.
Experience with Sales Force Marketing Cloud and Exact Target.
Excellent writing skills. Excellent communication skills. Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and HTML.
Capability to work in a team environment and independently.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.