The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed one of Mayo Clinic's largest government research grants for five more years, ensuring support for clinical and translational research and training through 2022. There is an important communication aspect to this grant.The Communications Specialist position will support the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and will be a 5-year limited-tenure position reporting into Research and Education Communications.
The Communications Specialist will provide strategic communications consultation and guidance to various clients. The Specialist will plan, drive, implement, monitor, and measure results of communications plans to advance Mayo Clinic's mission, strategic plan, and business objectives. The Specialist has strong skills in the field of communications, media relations, social media, digital, news and/or staff engagement communications activities. Demonstrates a strong understanding of the communications discipline along with critical thinking and strategic counseling skills. Represents Mayo Clinic internally and externally. Demonstrates project management skills and the ability to manage projects through the entire project life cycle. Demonstrates strong writing, editing, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Proactively seeks opportunities to build and improve positive relationships with colleagues, leaders, and experts. Understands and acts independently to drive functional strategies forward to advance Mayo Clinic's mission, strategic plan, and business goals. Builds credibility with peers and internal stakeholders. Assesses opportunities for improvements, and demonstrates willingness and ability to adapt to change.
A bachelor's degree in a related field
- Liberal arts
- OR similar field
3 years professional experience in a relevant field
- Communications Professional or
- Marketing Communications Professional
- Must include an up to date Resume and Cover Letter to be considered for this position.
Broad based knowledge of communications marketing strategies. Requires strong leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, active listening, persuasive, oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal skills. Proven communications consultative, planning and execution abilities. Must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style and collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively to prioritize and drive forward multiple projects. Must possess high personal motivation supporting a strong work ethic, flexibility, and creativity. Has a positive influence on others. Position requires occasional travel and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as necessary.
Prefer knowledge of clinical trial processes and procedures and community-related communications.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2396.00, based on a full-time position.
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Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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