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Communications Director, Health Science Programs

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Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

George Washington Health Sciences is a vibrant unit within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. As the training ground for the nation’s next experts in health care quality, pharmacogenomics, clinical management and leadership, and more, we are at the forefront of a rapidly changing health care landscape. The Health Sciences department is currently seeking a Communications Assistant to support the Senior Associate Dean of Health Sciences.
Responsibilities Include:
Designs and implements an external communication plan for Health Sciences programs
Formulates publication-ready content highlighting Health Sciences programs and faculty for dissemination via internal and external communication platforms
Coordinates content development and dissemination with Communications, Alumni Support and Development teams in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Aligns external communications and marketing materials with strategic priorities for Health Sciences, including student and faculty recruitment, alumni engagement and development, and branding marquee programs
Provides expert guidance to program managers and directors in the area of communications and marketing, including supervision for outreach activities and mentoring for program staff
Leads an editorial support service within Health Sciences to support student and faculty effort in scholarly writing through editing, fact-checking and critical appraisal of written works
Serves as a liaison to external partners to Health Sciences in the area of publishing, marketing, and branding
Performs regular content development, editing, readership study, and enrichment for digital content for Health Sciences programs
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 7 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Expertise in the areas of communications and external relations preferred
Ability to manage and execute highly complex or specialized projects or processes
Works well independently
Expertise and proficiency in writing, clinical fact-checking, and substantive editing


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Family Comm, Mktg & Media
Sub-Family Communications and Public Relations
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 4
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S006459
Job Open Date: 07/05/2017
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Documents needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3