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University of Colorado Communication Program Manager in Aurora, Colorado

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University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, ACCORDS

Communication Program Manager

Position #767668 – Requisition 17212

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The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

ACCORDShas an opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Communication Program Manager position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

_Nature of Work:_

Jobs in this career family involve development, marketing and management of messaging to both internal and external parties. Functions include marketing; advertising; communications; publications; brand management; writing; editing; proofreading; graphic design; web information architecture, development and design; web content development; electronic communications; social media; news media/relations; public relations; photography; videography; radio/television broadcasting; FCC compliance; and communication projects management.

Program Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a program, function or work unit, including the development and implementation of processes consistent with college, school or departmental strategies and processes. These positions typically do not supervise others.

_Position Emphasis:_

The Communications Program Manager develops and implements internal communications strategies to keep employees in all mission areas informed and engaged and to help foster collaboration. Creates and executes external communications strategies to reach preceptors, alumni, medical students, the broader Anschutz campus and the University, as well as other similar departments across the country. Leads content-gathering for communication pieces, including researching and gathering information for department newsletters, web content, fliers, annual reports, etc. Works with the School of Medicines web administrators, graphic designers and other creative services to ensure content is current, accurate and aesthetically effective. Develops public relations strategies, writing press releases, pitching story ideas and representing the department to the media and community. Has overall responsibility for brand management and identity. Measures results and reports regularly on the effectiveness of communications. The Communications Program Manager must be adept at building trust at all levels of the Department and University, and must also be skillful in promoting the Department’s interests with diplomacy.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

PLEASENOTE:Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable

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_Salary and Benefits:_

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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_Minimum Qualifications:_

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, journalism, public relations, communications, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience including direct responsibility for developing, executing and managing communications and marketing strategies and activities.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • 7 years’ experience in communications/marketing.

  • Experience working with and proficiency in design programs.

  • Experience with external communication.

  • Experience working in healthcare sector.

  • Experience working in higher education or non-profit setting.

  • Experience working in an Academic Healthcare Research setting.

_Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:_

  • Exceptional ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to create a strategic message and disseminate that message internally and externally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information and develop and write content relating to the organization’s mission and activities.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing demands.

  • Ability to lead/direct a variety of departmental personnel who provide assistance to the department’s communication efforts.

  • Demonstrated ability to strategize with department leaders, provide guidance, and influence departmental decisions around communications efforts.

  • Self-directed, with the ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite.

_Diversity and Equity:_

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Job: *Communication

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Communication Program Manager

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 17212