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California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) Communication Manager
CMQCC's mission is to transform maternity care in California by defining, disseminating and implementing clinical best practices and quality improvement principles, tools and strategies. Our efforts support clinicians and hospitals in improving pregnancy and eliminating inequities in birth outcomes.
The CMQCC Communication Manager will work collaboratively with CMQCC leadership, partners and staff to develop and implement a communications strategy and plan to elevate awareness and understanding of clinical practice and birth equity opportunities and improvements among key audiences regionally and nationally. S/he will write and edit communications materials on behalf of the program, initiate social media posts, respond to media inquiries, ensure that the priorities, messaging and brand of the CMQCC programs and Stanford are advanced. S/he will participate in the development and/or contribute to outreach strategies related to program development, birth equity, partnership and community engagement, and project funding; identify and implement communication tools and resources needed to support program projects, update and post new information to the CMQCC website and review trends to make communication program improvement recommendations. S/he will work closely with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs to ensure coordination and continuity of messaging.
CMQCC is located at Stanford University in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine. Our aim is to provide optimum state-of-the-art care for all birthing people and critically ill and recovering neonates and infants. We are dedicated to the School of Medicine's mission of advancing and exploring innovative and novel biomedical, translational, and clinical research and education through the nurturing stimulation of interactions among basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, and educators throughout the School of Medicine and University, as well as with the private and public sectors. Through our integrated research, education, patient, and community outreach programs, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic medicine and patient care.
Draft and implement a proactive communication plan to advance the CMQCC mission, birth equity goals and program activities.
Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, quality improvement toolkits, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts.
Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.
Assist in preparing content for internal or external newsletters, annual reports and email announcements.
Manage, update and oversee the content and posting of material on the CMQCC website
Understand email and digital content distribution.
Identify individuals/community groups to attend and/or speak at public meetings or other events.
Coordinate media, community or government relations, and ensure logistics and preparations are handled.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Masters degree in communications preferred
Knowledge of electronic communication tools
Experience with website content creation, posting and information architecture and design concepts
Ability to manage vendor evaluation and procurement process
Excellent writing and presentation skills, ability to edit scientific text and education materials to ensure clear and concise communication of concepts
Graphic layout and design skills
Project management experience and skills
Proven ability to work collaboratively with leadership and staff on multiple, competing projects
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.
Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
Rarely sort/file paperwork.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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