Assistant Director for Communications

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Feb 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department School of Nursing-DO-440110
Career Area Public Relations/Communications/Marketing
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 01/26/2023
Application Deadline 02/13/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Public Comm Specialist - Advanced
Salary Grade Equivalent GN13
Working Title Assistant Director for Communications
Position Number 20035179
Vacancy ID P016795
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $55,000 - $58,000
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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
At Carolina Nursing, we develop exceptional nurse leaders who advance health care to improve lives. We drive the state of nursing science and translate our discoveries into better practice and systems of care. We serve the needs of our neighbors and export our expertise to nurse educators, scientists, and practitioners around the globe. In all these ways, Carolina Nursing leads and promotes the profession for the greater good. 
Established in 1950, the UNC School of Nursing is part of a cutting-edge, research-intensive university. The school offers BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD degree programs, as well as post-graduate certificate programs.
We know from experience that where Carolina Nursing and its graduates lead, improvement follows. And it is this improvement in systems, in practice, in education, in health, in the lives of people near and far that informs and inspires our work.
The UNC SON Office of Communications is responsible for the development and maintenance of consistent brand standards for the School of Nursing, for promoting its academic offerings and scholarly activities to prospective students and faculty, and for publicizing its good work on behalf of patients and the profession of nursing.
To that end, the UNC School of Nursing is actively engaged in seeking to recruit and retain brilliant, collaborative and diverse faculty and staff to help us fulfill our mission to advance health for all. If you are interested in joining our community, we want to hear from you. 
Position Summary
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative professional to serve as the assistant director for communications for the School of Nursing. The assistant director will report to and work with the director of communications to advance a sophisticated branding, social media, marketing, and public relations program based on the mission, educational philosophy, and goals of the UNC School of Nursing; create and manage a comprehensive digital content marketing strategy and calendar; manage projects related to public relations and special events; support and deploy academic marketing efforts for the SON; formulate and write stories, press releases and marketing pieces to promote, publicize and build awareness of the activities, mission, rankings and programs of the SON; assist with communications support for the Dean and Advancement office as needed; and perform other duties as assigned.
The Office of Communications is housed within the Office of Advancement at the School of Nursing, and our team is dedicated to supporting one another in meeting goals; fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion; furthering open and consistent communication; and creating the place where we want to work together. 
Successful candidates will demonstrate exemplary communication and digital media marketing skills and the ability to solve problems, think critically, and work well with colleagues, students, alumni, donors, and the media. 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Working knowledge of presentation, graphics and web design software. Must provide evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* 3-5 years’ work experience related to communications / public relations / marketing.
* Experience developing and managing a digital content marketing strategy and calendar.
* Experience in creative storytelling through different communication mediums and channels.
* Photography and low-level videography a plus.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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