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Assistant Director for Health Communications (S03223P)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 16240
The Assistant Director for Health Communications will direct the day-to-day editorial, multimedia, and design efforts to further the College's reputation as leaders in nursing and kinesiology education, that prioritize health and the human condition in all aspects of its mission. The incumbent develops, produces and executes compelling strategic narrative, educational, and marketing content which supports and communicates the work of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and that reinforce the academic, research and philanthropic missions of the University. The Assistant Director reports to and assists the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications with daily operations and serves as the key project manager responsible for providing direction and ensuring high quality deliverables and adherence to all critical deadlines.
Assist in developing, creating and implementing communications strategies and activities within the College that promote student and faculty excellence. Work closely with the associate director to ensure that priorities and collaborations are expressed through multiple internal and external communication channels. Develop and implement communications strategies that highlight and promote the College. Serves as the project lead and deputy editor for the CONHI annual magazine, e-newsletter, annual report, and other publications. Develops, creates, designs and publishes e-newsletters, fliers, brochures, pamphlets, advertising placements, hard copy annual report publication/magazine and other publications for the College. Independently conducts necessary background research for magazines, annual reports, student recruitment materials, brochures, web sites and microsites, etc. Ensures CONHI publications are designed, published and distributed on time. Supervises the College's webmaster and serves as the project and primary lead in managing written descriptive content for the CONHI website, monitoring webpages for content to update. Writes clear and concise content for CONHI webpages. Ensures content on CONHI website is free from grammatical errors and incorrect information. Regularly monitors and provides written and imagery content updates to CONHI webpages. Supervises the multimedia producer and leads strategy and development of multimedia marketing and promotional content, related to student success, faculty achievements, research, and health promotion. Supports CONHI's social media strategy in partnership with the associate director and in alignment with the College's overall communication strategy. Creates and posts engaging content for the social media platforms and the CONHI website. Monitors media and news coverage of CONHI and related issues; provides regular reports and updates to supervisor. Supports media relations operations, crisis communications, and internal and external communications. Assists in supervising freelancers and student workers as directed. Covers for Associate Director in their absence. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree preferably in journalism, communications, liberal arts, business, marketing, science or a related field. Five (5) years of relevant communications experience, supported by a portfolio of writing samples, is required. Communications management experience or newsroom management experience. Background in news reporting, broadcast journalism or strategic communications. Exceptional oral and written communications talent and skill.
Previous experience in higher education is preferred. Experience in the health care industry communications is preferred. Ability to translate comparative data into relevant charts and graphs. Foreign language skills are strongly considered.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.
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