The Department of Health Policy is seeking a qualified Program Manager candidate with strong communication skills, considerable promotional experience, and strong organizational project management expertise. This position will manage internal departmental events and high profile, public-facing departmental seminars, as well as design and execute the department's overall communications strategy including social media and website content.
The ideal candidate has experience promoting academic work and managing multiple simultaneous events, works well with internal and external stakeholders, takes initiative to proactively plan and track event processes, and ensures completion of successful events.
The successful candidate should be organized, efficient, detail oriented, a team player, and a self-starter. Additionally, the candidate should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to think and function independently, and be able to multi-task while remaining on schedule. The candidate should have experience with health policy issues including knowledge of the policy process and structure of the US health care system. Excellent time management and planning skills are essential.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Department communications program and activities
Plan, implement, and manage a campus-wide presence and a local and national communications strategy for department and faculty achievements
Write, design, produce, and disseminate departmental communications and marketing materials including newsletters, online presence, and special events (print and electronic)
Manage listservs and contact lists for department events
Manage event and communications calendars
Select, manage, and supervise external consultants and vendors as needed to execute strategic department communication programs and activities
Facilitate activities with internal colleagues and external vendors to complete specific objectives
Partner with faculty to increase and maintain lines of communication for advance notice of achievements (e.g., published articles, notices in media)
Research new ideas, technologies, and best practices to ensure success of communication plans
Continuously compile, review, and analyze process outcomes against established goals, objectives, and timelines, including website and social media performance
Create and maintain materials and standard operating procedure manual archive
Research program activities
Partner with PI to manage research portfolio activities that include internal and external partners
Draft portions of grant proposals, reports, and project documents
With minimal guidance from PIs, establish goals, objectives, and timelines for projects and tasks
Manage IRB and other project-specific submissions, tracking them for the life of the project(s)
Perform project management activities including managing project budgets and schedules, overseeing the development and submission of deliverables, and managing staff across a portfolio of projects
Develop and implement communications plan for research portfolio deliverables and final products, including informational materials for dissemination
Prepare materials for publication, including copy editing and formatting documents
Please complete the online application and include your current resume and a cover letter.
Minimum Requirements: This position requires Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience.
Preferred qualities and skills:
Master's degree in public health, health services, public policy, or a health-related discipline preferred
Proven track record of developing strategy and executing highly effective print, electronic, and social media communications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven proficiency with communications-related software and tools
Motivated, organized, with a documented work history of excellence and outstanding organizational skills
Absolute accuracy and attention to detail are essential
Must be able to function independently as well as part of team
Commitment to high quality and continuous improvement
Ability to solve complex problems and provide exceptional service to stakeholders
Ability to process and maintain considerable amount of confidential and sensitive information
Self-starter with initiative and professional work style
Additional Information: This is a full-time position.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
Department/Unit Summary :
Vanderbilt University's new Department of Health Policy brings together a broad group of health policy scholars devoted to developing health policy solutions that can have a profound impact. The Department builds on a history of strong collaborative relationships with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several frontline policy makers to develop health policy solutions for our nation's most pressing health care challenges.
The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries. The Department fosters a deep belief that research and innovative thinking should guide health policy relationships and help policymakers understand implications. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/health-policy/ .
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