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Job Req ID:  3176

Communications Specialist

 

Classified Title:  Communications Specialist

Role/Level/Range: ATP/3/PB

Starting Salary Range: $42,255.60 - $58,040.16

Employee Group: Full-Time

Schedule: 37.5 Hours/Week 

Employee Subgroup: Exempt          

Department Name: Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Personnel Area: School of Public Health

 

General Nature or Purpose of Job

 

The Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We are committed to assisting urban youth in becoming healthy and productive adults. Together with community partners, the Center conducts research that identifies the needs and strengths of young people and tests programs designed to promote the health and well-being of young people.

 

The Center for Adolescent Health is seeking a Communications Specialist to develop and implement communications strategies and prepare materials that enhance the visibility and understanding of the research done at the Center for Adolescent Health. He/she will assist in planning and implementing publicity campaigns for Center products and events. Develop the layout design of Center reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, etc. The Communications Specialist will create content for social networking sites and disseminate information about the Center on social media platforms. He or she will work with Public Affairs to maintain and regularly update the Center’s web site.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Disseminate information about the Center on social media platforms
  • Create content for social networking sites
  • Develop and implement communications strategies and prepare materials that enhance the visibility and understanding of the research done at the Center
  • Serve as liaison with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Public Affairs office
  • Works with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Public Affairs (PA) to maintain Center web site
  • Develops the layout design of Center reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, etc.
  • Report and keep track of Center’s products and publications

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, marketing, advertising, mass communication, advocacy or other relevant discipline.
  • Two years related experience
  • Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

 

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. *

 

Special skills/Knowledge

 

  • Interest and experience working with academic researchers, community organizations, and policy makers. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and speaking.
  • Familiarity with computer programs that produce polished web pages, newsletters and/or presentations.
  • Familiarity with writing guidelines—Associated Press, American Psychological Association.

 

School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus

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