A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This position will support the work of two workforce development programs housed at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The Region V Public Health Training Center (RVPHTC) is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The RVPHTC’s purpose is to strengthen the current and future public health workforce through continuing education, student development, and other capacity building activities done in collaboration with community-based partners and technical assistance providers. Public Health Prepared, a program of the Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats & Pandemic Preparedness (MCIDT), is funded by the University of Michigan. Public Health Prepared (PHP) contributes to the MCIDT’s mission of serving as a convening and coordinating force for the field by engaging cross-sectoral partners to translate research into practice for infectious disease control and prevention, focusing on building capacity of the public health workforce, broadly defined, to address emerging infectious disease threats in Michigan and beyond.
The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will work closely with the program teams of both centers in the dissemination of training deliverables and strategic engagement of intended audiences. This position is available for 4 years of grant funding with the possibility of renewal.
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Marketing & Communications Design –
With input from the program teams, the Communications Coordinator will implement the existing strategic plan for marketing and communication that includes timelines, delivery methods, and content to achieve outreach goals.
Create digital newsletters in coordination with the program teams.
Maintain website content, working with vendors as needed.
Coordinate and write blog posts, also working with guest author partners.
Responsible for identifying and posting frequent content on program social media channels. Includes paid and organic advertising.
Responsible for customer service inquiries via email and phone.
Responsible for formatting of presentations, reports, etc. Includes applying center branding and aesthetic to design of materials, and basic graphic design.
Engage with new and existing partners to cultivate program communications networks and listservs.
Represent the programs at state, regional, and national conference exhibit tables.
Monitor and report on communication analytics/results to inform strategic planning, evaluation, and quality improvement.
Contribute to reports shared with partners and funders that highlight program successes.
Other duties as assigned. Some local and regional travel is expected.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, media relations, public health, or relevant field
1-2 years of experience in marketing & communications work
Demonstrated experience in coordinating and designing effective marketing & communications materials for various audiences, both technical and non-technical
Proficient in use of various media and delivery methods
Experience with marketing & communications software and technologies
Ability to prioritize and complete assignments independently with excellent attention to detail and under general supervision. Also able to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Skills in graphic design and evaluation of marketing & communication efforts preferred
Experience working with public health programs preferred
This is a four-year, term limited position with the possibility of renewal contingent on continued funding and a satisfactory job performance.
Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
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