University of Washington School of Public Health
Communications Specialist - International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: December 7, 2017
The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.
I-TECH’s Communications Team works in close collaboration with members of the I-TECH Management Team, faculty, and program staff to share the center’s successes and achievements with the university, partners, and funders. The team also supports a wide array of internal communication needs and consults with staff from around the globe on health outreach strategies for underserved populations.
I-TECH has an opening for a full-time (100%) Communications Specialist to support both external and internal communications activities. This position will report to the Communications Manager and complete the following duties:Skills/Eligibility:
A bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field is required, in addition to 2 years of work experience.
- Strong writing and proofreading skills in English
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint) and Adobe design software (Illustrator and/or InDesign, Photoshop)
- Strong interest in global development and public health
- Previous experience working with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise
- Resourceful self-starter with the ability to solve problems independently
- Knowledge of basic website management (Wordpress and/or Drupal)
- Fluency in social media platforms
- Previous experience/study in global health, public health, or development issues
- Experience working within different cultural contexts
- Strong design skills
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Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed