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Title Manager, Communications and Media Relations (University of Arizona Health Sciences) Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801) Location UAHS - Tucson Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is seeking a highly qualified communications professional for the role of Manager, Communications and Media Relations. The successful candidate will join the Office of Communications on the UArizona Health Sciences Campus in Tucson, Arizona.

The Manager, Communications and Media Relations will serve a key role in planning and developing general content and related media relations that support the Health Sciences' educational and research objectives. He or she will ensure communications and media relations activities are coordinated as needed with the Health Sciences' five colleges and multiple centers in Tucson and Phoenix, its Banner Health clinical partner, and the University of Arizona main campus

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

The University of Arizona is in the process of creating a new classification and compensation architecture. This University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) will revolutionize the way we think about professions and manage compensation at the UA. It is a two year initiative that will replace the current classified staff and appointed professional categories of employment with market-based job functions and families. As an applicant, UCAP will create clearer career paths and opportunities and will help you make more informed pay decisions. To learn more about this project, please visit ucap.arizona.edu.

Duties & Responsibilities

* Cultivate strong relationships with local, state, regional and national news media to promote Health Sciences research, education and clinical breakthroughs, significant advancements and other top stories. Maintain and nurture relationships with reporters, editors, assignment editors, producers, executive producers, etc.
* Develop, produce and distribute through multiple channels a variety of compelling general content that keeps the Health Sciences, its programs and its educational and research achievements "top of mind" among key external audiences.
* Assist in pitching, editing and distributing general media advisories, news releases, calendar items and other UAHS-related materials. Ensure close collaboration in content development/distribution with other teams in the Office of Communications.
* Provide issues management/crisis communications expertise during critical incidents, emergencies and large-scale events.
* Build and maintain strong working relationships with faculty members and others. Provide media relations training to groups and individuals, as needed or requested.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

* Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to meet tight deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously, while managing competing priorities.
* Ability to work discretely with confidential, sensitive information.
* Demonstrated ability to develop content across digital, social and traditional media platforms for general audiences and news media.
* Ability to communicate direction from leadership and articulates impact on staff work objectives.
* Ability to review effectiveness and makes necessary adjustments to programs, projects or systems within own function.
* Knowledge and understanding of operations in a program or functional area.
* Ability to have an unwavering commitment to making the University of Arizona Health Sciences a diverse and inclusive community.
* A record of personal and professional integrity with a work style that promotes creativity, teamwork and strategic thinking.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field.
* Minimum of 5 years of related work experience, including 2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
* Experience working in professional news media outlet(s).
* Experience working in a public university.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience working in an academic medical center.

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay DOE Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A24228 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

Vera Madril


Open Date 10/25/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Review Begins On 11/04/2019 Special Instructions to Applicant Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/42604

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* * Where did you first learn about this position?
* Arizona Daily Star
* Arizona Republic
* ArizonaDiversity.com
* Careerbuilder.com
* Chronicle of Higher Education
* Department of Economic Security (DES)
* Diverse Issues in Higher Education
* HigherEdsJobs.com
* Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
* Indeed.com
* InsideHigherEd.com
* Jobing.Com
* LinkedIn
* Local Job Banks
* Pima County One-Stop
* Professional Conference
* Professional journal/publication
* Referred by UA Employee
* Invited by Dept to Apply
* UA Website
* Other

* * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field?
* Yes
* No

* * Do you have a minimum of 5 years related work experience, including 2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience?
* Yes
* No

* * Do you have experience working in a professional news media outlet(s)?
* Yes
* No

* * Do you have experience working in a public university, preferably an academic medical center?
* Yes
* No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

* Resume
* Cover Letter

Optional Documents

About University of Arizona

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