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The Global Health Institute (GHI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison works at the intersection of health, equity, and sustainability. Our work is grounded in a global health ethic and the One Health principle that recognize the well-being of humans, animals, and the planet's ecosystems are inextricably linked.
GHI is establishing three One Health Centers across the Americas, Africa and Asia offering new opportunities for UW faculty, staff, students and trainees to collaborate with local communities and colleagues in mutually beneficial partnerships. Through these partnerships, UW shares its knowledge and resources to advance scientific training, build capacity, and alleviate the burdens of disease and climate change.
The Communications Manager plays a critical role in raising GHI's visibility, identifying and securing grants, and providing creative services and consultation for effective communication and exchange of information between the institution and its many stakeholders, partners, employees, and the public. This position builds relationships, engages audiences, develops messages, and creates and delivers all forms of media to multiple internal and external constituencies. To increase GHI's impact, this role also identifies grant opportunities across government, corporate, and foundation donors while working with internal and external stakeholders to develop and submit proposals.
Develops and supervises the execution of communication programs and may supervise personnel and/or other resources in support of institutional or unit communication goals.
5% Manages the day-to-day operational unit plans to align with strategic initiatives and to meet established objectives
45% Plans, writes, and edits content for various internal and external stakeholders
5% Plans and directs unit programs and/or projects to ensure adherence to deadlines and budgets
5% Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
20% Develops, implements, and delivers communication materials through various mediums to designated audiences
20% Conducts grant research, identification, writing, submitting, reporting, and reconciliation
Write stories for publication in campus and non-campus news media outlets related to GHI programming, promoting the Institute and its events.
Create and manage the digital and print presence of GHI, which includes authoring, collecting, and interpreting information to publish online, and the development and maintenance of the GHI website.
Support event planning and execution; develop talking points and prep speakers, coordinate media engagement, ensure organizational brand placement, and capture key takeaways for social media.
Maintain and develop the GHI email marketing and list manager and ensure proper integration with the GHI CRM.
Develop and manage a GHI brand with direction from the GHI leadership team.
Source, create and publish content in collaboration with University Communications and University Marketing staff and in support of overall GHI communications strategies, goals, objectives.
Refine and maintain events, news and announcements online.
Source and manage web content from communications partners and audiences.
Analyze data to address ongoing communications and marketing efforts and to inform special engagement projects, editorial and marketing operations.
Supervise a small team of student interns on various communication and marketing projects.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Bachelor's Degree Preferably in Journalism, Communications, Life Science Communications, English, or a related field.
Minimum four years experience developing and administering a robust communications strategy, authoring content, and translating complex information for non-expert audiences.
Minimum two years grant writing and grant management experience. Preferably with experience authoring corporate, philanthropic, and/or government proposals spanning programmatic, development, and research focused funding.
Preferred candidates will demonstrate the following: - Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills that lend themselves to a variety of content types - Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous projects, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in high-paced environment - Commitment to collaboration, partnership, and co-creation within an organization and with external partners - Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively - A solid grasp of graphic design principles and strong visual communication skill - Professional experience with Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, WordPress and Tumblr - Understanding of web and social media metrics to inform editorial and brand development - Familiarity with and demonstrated use of digital and print production software, such as Adobe Creative Suite
Though not required, fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $58,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl.pdf
How to Apply:
Please click the "Apply Now" button above to create (or update) a UW-Madison Jobs profile.
Applicants will be prompted to upload a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should highlight experience, knowledge and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.
Include one writing sample of a grant proposal or original content created for distribution.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.
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