Communications Officer – Pediatrics

15 Dec, 2021

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Communications Officer – Pediatrics

Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network (RPPN)
New Haven, CT
Communications Officer – Pediatrics
Position Focus:
The individual in this position will serve as a communicator and team member for the Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network (RPPN), a five-year, federally funded grant program. The purpose of the network is to prepare the nation and its children’s hospitals to be ready to care for children in everyday settings, disasters, and global health threats. The network includes five children’s hospitals that will establish a hub-and-spoke connected health network.
The RPPN will be supported by and work closely with an existing federal grant program, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC), which focuses on improving care for children in emergency settings. The Communications Officer will collaborate with staff on the RPPN’s Knowledge, Education, and Communications Core (KEC) team, including pediatric emergency physicians who lead the KEC team, EIIC’s Director of Communications; a graphic designer, and a web team.
This individual will understand and promote RPPN’s activities and research, with a focus on maintaining up-to-date and engaging communications content across multiple platforms. The essential duties will include developing and managing strategic communications to distribute and promote RPPN’s messages and resources, along with producing visually engaging multimedia content, such as infographics, video, podcasts, slideshows and other media as appropriate. The individual will have the ability to take very granular, scientific information and make it into digestible content. This content will grow the \“brand\” of the RPPN and ultimately improve healthcare to ill and injured children. The individual will establish new, RPPN-specific channels to deliver this content, while also leveraging existing channels, including those of the EIIC and other partners.
The RPPN, as a whole, aims to achieve the following objectives by August 30, 2026.
Increase the proportion of children’s hospitals working in partnership with local, state, regional, and/or national emergency preparedness systems including health care, disaster preparedness, and emergency management sectors, in order to provide education and develop preparedness plans to better address the unique needs of children and their families.
Increase the number and types of collaborations that children’s hospitals develop with emergency preparedness systems, national organizations focused on improving pediatric emergency readiness, and community partners, to better address the unique needs of children and their families, including efforts to prevent and address disparities experienced by underserved populations.
Improve the pediatric emergency readiness of health care systems including prehospital, emergency department, and inpatient settings to better address the unique needs of children and their families.
Increase the capability of telehealth/telemedicine systems to better address the unique needs of children and their families.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field and five years of experience in public relations, journalism, television, corporate communications or agency work or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience in developing communications for a range of media and working with creative professionals in design, photography or video.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to strategically identify, establish, and grow new communications channels across multiple platforms, while leveraging existing channels, to broadly disseminate messages.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Excellent organizational and project management skills working with diverse stakeholders and teams. Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities at once, working with an expansive team across disciplines and regions. Strong attention to detail.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Experience with analytics of social media, web, email, and other communications. Outstanding technological skills.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to provide clear and concise messaging using digital journalism (ex: websites, email messaging, social media, infographics, videos, podcasts) related to health care topics targeting clinicians, scientists/researchers and the lay public. Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia platforms, including podcasts, video, etc.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to take granular information and make it into digestible content.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Familiarity with health care, specifically disaster preparedness, public health, or pediatrics strongly encouraged.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
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Posting Disclaimer
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.
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Job posted: 2021-12-15