University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Houston , TX 77020
The Program Manager, Divisional Publications for Education, is responsible for providing services that include consulting on and developing strategies, plans and products to advance divisional communication to internal and external audiences; impacts the visibility of medical and scientific advances across the institution through the management of division-wide publications/communications. The position will report to the Division of Education leadership, will interact on occasion with the institutional Communications Office and will adhere to all brand standards. The Program Manager incorporates a high level of creativity, respect for confidentiality, independent planning and decision-making and effective problem solving.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S.
News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Management of Divisional Communication Programs:
Serves as the senior publications project manager within the division. Successfully develops, manages and measures division-wide communication projects in the Division of Education to advance the strategies and goals of the division head and leadership team.
Identifies divisional story ideas and follows project through to production. Researches other healthcare industry publications for current practice to develop Division of Education communications strategy. Conducts surveys and assessments of divisional programs and projects using Qualtrics.
Consults and advises on departmental and other projects as directed by Education and Training leadership. Serves as a resource and team lead for departmental communications personnel. Participates in the strategy, development and implementation process for marketing and reporting of the communication plan to meet quality enhancement program requirements for Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation.
Production of Communication Material:
Coordinates submissions, develops content, writes and edits divisional level material intended to increase visibility and awareness of divisional activities and directed to internal and external audiences to include email, website content, newsletters, proposals, annual reports, etc. Responsibilities include content development and postings/updates to social media outlets, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as maintenance of multiple program webpages using the organizational content management system, in collaboration with the Communications Office.
Maintains knowledge and awareness of social media opportunities and interacts with institutional and departmental contacts on these topics. Implements, manages and maintains divisional communications programs for the Division of Education that promote and invite participation of leadership for employees in targeted areas. Ensures published material appropriate for all employees is shared with the Communications Office.
Develops and directs communications and content to social media to foster engagement and networking with alumni. Collaborates with Alumni Affairs office and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to develop and share strategies, programming and resources to provide opportunities for connecting alumni to the institution through innovative media (such as creating a facebook-like social network for alumni collaboration; utilizing twitter to incorporate a need for fundraising and support). Develop measurable outcomes to track impact and determine the best use of future resources.
Writing and Editing:
Demonstrates clear, consistent writing and editing in all work product. Regularly attends the Communications Consortium and the Forum and other venues and meetings with the Communications Office.
Routinely share story ideas and pitch articles for institutional publications. Ensures MD Anderson brand is followed throughout all programs and services, including articles, memos, presentations, videos, scripts, slides, fliers or other materials.
Other duties as assigned
Required: Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field.
Preferred: Master's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field.
Required: Six years of experience in public relations, communications, writing/editing or related field, to include one year experience in healthcare, science or academic field. With preferred degree, four years of required experience to include one year experience in healthcare, science or academic field.
Preferred: Six years of experience with the duties detailed above.
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