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15 Aug 2022

Full-Time Public Health Communications Specialist

leahkt – Posted by leahkt Anywhere

Job Description

The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) is seeking a full-time Public Health Communications Specialist to manage our internal & external communications activities. This person will join a diverse interdisciplinary group of professionals who are collectively committed to the prevention of injury, violence, & overdose. Our group works in diverse topics, including traumatic brain injury, gender-based violence, overdose prevention, child maltreatment, & transportation safety. Our work strengthens communities through research, training, & outreach activities.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating effective public health messaging through designing, tailoring, & disseminating communications products to internal & external audiences. They will have a proven ability to manage multiple communications channels, build & maintain relationships with a wide variety of collaborators, & stay on top of multiple concurrent projects. They will apply an equity lens to all aspects of their work with attention to promoting impactful & accessible communications. They will be able to handle both the day-to-day tasks required for maintaining the communication needs of a research center & thinking strategically about how to improve systems of communication among Center affiliates & with external partners.

What You’ll Do
* Build & sustain relationships with IPRC-affiliated staff, faculty, & students in order to help them stay up to date on research & capacity-building projects within the Center
* Disseminate newsworthy stories, research findings, intellectual products, updates on ongoing research, outreach, & training activities to a variety of internal & external audiences
* Develop & maintain communication channels internal to IPRC to promote connection, collaboration, & information sharing among faculty, staff, & students
* Manage, update, & enhance various IPRC communication channels, including social media accounts, the IPRC website, Sendinblue, & IPRC-supported websites
* Create & support dissemination of a variety of communication materials for use by IPRC-affiliated projects, including fact sheets, infographics, short videos, & PowerPoint presentations to assist researchers & practitioners in translating scientific knowledge into effective injury & violence prevention programs, policy, & practice

Who You Are & Keys to Success
To be successful in this job, you will excel in the following areas:
* Commitment to equity & social justice: You recognize the role of race, gender, ability, class, & other identities in shaping communications. You are driven to improve equity in all aspects of your work including amplifying equity in internal & outwardly facing Center communications. You recognize how your own identities show up in the work, & welcome, reflect on, & act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning about race, gender, class, ability, & other lines of difference.

* Relationship building: You develop & maintain mutual relationships with diverse partners to build lines of communication that provide the foundation for collaboration. You see these relationships as fundamental to your work as someone responsible for interfacing with myriad constituents who are internal & external to an organization.

* Project management: You stay on top of multiple concurrent projects while anticipating obstacles, planning backwards from deadlines, & gathering input from relevant collaborators on project timelines.

* Technical skills: You understand how to develop public health messages & tailor them to the intended audience & medium. You know how to: build & maintain WordPress websites, can manage & maximize engagement on a variety of social media platforms (primarily Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn) & can develop engaging visual products (infographics, fact sheets, flyers, etc.) utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Canva.

Salary range: $54,000-$62,000

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How to Apply

Visit go.unc.edu/PublicHealthComms to learn more & apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.


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