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Job Req ID:  9554

Communications Assistant

General summary/purpose:

The Communications Assistant to work with a new online community devoted to bringing information and comfort to patients with pediatric liver disease and their families.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

The Communications Assistant will be responsible for identifying important, news-worthy articles that would be of interest to an online community centered around pediatric liver disease. He or she must be able to identify valuable and reliable stories from credible websites (e.g. credible major newspapers, academic journals, and associations). This individual will be crafting tweets as well two to three sentence summaries as content and awareness building for this new community.

Minimum qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED. Two (2) years related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred qualifications:

Prior experience in a social media, marketing or communications role. College-level experience in biology.


Role/Level/Range: ATO/02/OD

Starting Salary Range:   $14.81-$15.00

Employee Group: Casual

Schedule: 10 hrs/wk

Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department Name: Pediatrics  

Personnel area: School of Medicine

Location: Telecommute

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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