Truman Medical Centers Communications Specialist (Grapic Design & Marketing) - Jackson County Health Dept.; FT/80; Days in Kansas City, Missouri

Communications Specialist (Grapic Design & Marketing) - Jackson County Health Dept.; FT/80; Days

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Job Description

Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the pri­mary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best pos­sible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, team­work and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC’s tagline is: “Better. For Everyone.” It is a simple state­ment, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients.

The Communications Specialist supports the health department’s ongoing initiatives and operations through extensive communications, graphical design, and marketing support. This position will also design and implement risk communication strategies in response to and in preparation for major public health events, disasters, and matters of urgency.

Required Skills

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with one to two years experience in communications, marketing, or closely related field.

  2. Working Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro, and other Adobe Creative Suite software. (After Effects or Premier Pro strongly preferred).

  3. Ability to assess critical and complex situations and give analytical solutions.

  4. Interpersonal communications, group process and facilitation skills.

  5. Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  6. Demonstrates ability to present information to large audiences.

  7. Demonstrates computer use ability in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

  8. Demonstrates ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimal amount of direction.

  9. Demonstrates ability to write, edit, and design superior news, feature, promotional, and report content.

  10. Demonstrates experience developing communications plans and executing marketing communications tactics across all channels (e.g. print, digital, web, electronic, social, in-person)

  11. Demonstrates experience creating and manipulating graphics.

  12. Demonstrates experience creating content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in public health, communications, marketing, or other closely related field.

  2. Two or more years of progressively responsible experience in the fields of public health communications.

  3. One or more years of progressively responsible experience serving as an organizational spokesperson or PIO.

  4. Experience in Performance Management, Quality Improvement, and PHAB Accreditation is desired.

  5. Knowledge of the core functions and essential services of public health.

Required Experience

One to two years experience in communications, marketing, or closely related field. (Educational experience may be substituted for on-the-job experience)

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Shift Schedule

8:00AM - 4:30PM