Strategic Communications Specialist | Executive Communications
Job ID: R0040430 | Communications Generalist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Responsible for coordinating and contributing to the executive communications plans that advance the thought leadership of the CEOs of UVA Health and UVA Medical Center. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, this role supports the ongoing communications needs of these senior leaders and participates in related projects as needed. Duties include a combination of administrative work, such as coordinating executive visits and tracking numerous communications projects for a team of writers to ensure timely delivery, and emerging professional work, such as ghostwriting correspondence, maintaining social media accounts for leaders, writing articles, and designing and distributing mass-mail publications and blogs. The ideal candidate will have an emerging understanding of both the communications profession and project management.
  • Supports internal and external communications strategies to achieve specific, measurable goals, ensuring needs of executive communications plans are met and aligned with system priorities.
  • Serves as the primary conduit for and tracker of copy flow through the editorial process for executive communications.
  • Partners with administrative professionals for executives to ensure communications projects fit into schedules and are kept on time and on target.
  • Plans, develops, and publishes internal and external communications for UVA Health and UVA Medical Center leaders, including, but not limited to, correspondence, talking points, and videos.
  • Writes and edits various in-house and external publications, including, but not limited to, newsletters, press releases, profiles, and articles. Consults with staff, faculty, and outside sources as necessary to ensure accuracy.
  • Coordinates and assists with in-person and virtual events for leaders, including providing talking points and other preparation.
  • Maintains social media presence for leaders and collaborates with social media team to ensure executives' social media presence aligns with organization's broader social media strategy.
  • Serves as first point-of-contact for certain communications platforms, as assigned. Responds to emails and phone calls as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with editorial guidelines and visual standards.
  • Manages measurement of executive communications initiatives.
  • Supports significant special projects as assigned by department leadership.
  • Provides general clerical and administrative support to the Director of Strategic Communications and broader Marketing and Communications team.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $55,660.80 - $89,065.60 Annually

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as English, communications, public relations, journalism, or marketing.
  • Experience: At least two years of experience in corporate or executive communications, internal communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field.
  • Licensure: None.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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