Vanderbilt University Medical Center Communications Consultant (Pediatrics - Research) in Nashville, Tennessee

Communications Consultant (Pediatrics Chair - Research)

1805617

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.

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Your Role :

Directs the areas of branding, marketing, media relations, corporate communications and special events. Works with department leadership to develop and manage a marketing and communications strategy. Operationalizes this strategy through the development of promotional materials, internal and external communications, and the departmental website. Serves as communications liaison and responsible for raising awareness of programs and initiatives to internal and external audiences.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Works with department leadership to design, develop and implement marketing and communication strategies.

• Designs, develops and implements communication strategies which enable department to accomplish desired goals with regards to peer departments, professional organizations, publication venues and funding agencies.

• Coordinates communication plans with other VU/VUMC entities and ensures that communication efforts are coordinated and appropriate in support of current goals and objectives of the department and VUMC.

• Coordinates the development, implementation and maintenance of web site and provides technical direction to management in carrying out marketing plans.

• Manages and serves as editor for all internal and outbound marketing communications, including overall messaging, as well as coordination of publications with the marketing and communications plan and budget.

• Garners local and national media placements in conjunction with goals determined annually.

• Facilitate the process through which each strategy is defined as a project with explicit scope, deliverables, milestones, drivers, stakeholders and subject matter experts.

• Leads the creation, execution and measurement of communications plans that support marketing strategy. Coordinates resolution of project challenges by communicating effectively and professionally to leaders.

• Facilitates process discussions with leaders as appropriate. Participates in a team‐based environment, providing support for programs and initiatives across the department.

• Develops, implements, and administers a variety of special projects and provides assistance to leaders when necessary and identifies methods and resources needed for successful project planning.

• Oversee the production of marketing, communication, advertising, and promotional materials for various programs.

• Write and edit news, feature articles, and special topics for university and medical center publications inclusive of Departmental newsletters

• Review program plans and materials with management and other appropriate individuals for feedback. Coordinate with other organizations as necessary to complete materials.

• Coordinates Annual Research Retreat and other ad hoc research site visits.

• Manages Noon Educational conference in conjunction with faculty leader.

• Coordinate Departmental Faculty Meeting, Executive Leadership and Annual State of the Department presentations

• Manage Annual Faculty Review Process

• May supervise a support staff including students, temporary employees, and community volunteers.

• Assign, plan, and review work of staff.

• Determine staffing needs and make other personnel recommendations.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) (Required)

• 3 years relevant experience (Required)

• Strong PowerPoint, Editorial & Website Content Management skills

• Some database knowledge

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/STRENGTHS NEEDED & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Movement

• Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

• Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

• Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

• Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

• Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

• Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist

• Occasional: Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

• Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

• Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

Sensory

• Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

• Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8‐hr time‐weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

• Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to the parameters of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, we will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential reasonable accommodations with us.

Position Qualifications

Required:

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience

Shift:

Variable

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Download the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Facts 2016-2017 at https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/main/39107 to learn more about our services and facilities.

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

Sensory

  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: Pediatrics Chair 104575

Title: Communications Consultant (Pediatrics - Research)

Location: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1805617