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Communications Generalist/Specialist

Communications Generalist/Specialist

  • R0042203
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Communications
  • The University of Virginia
The Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine are seeking applications for a Communications Generalist/Specialist to join their departments. The Communication Generalist/Specialist will be responsible for the creative development and execution of digital and print internal marketing materials that support the Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery and deliver on their strategic communications goals as identified by the Executive Leadership of the two departments.

At the University of Virginia School of Medicine , our mission is to transform health and inspire hope for all Virginians and beyond. Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public academic School of Medicine and the best place to work-while transforming patient care, research, education and management with the diverse communities we serve.

The Department of Anesthesiology includes general and specialty faculty anesthesiologists that support nine clinical divisions, basic science research and clinical trial research.

The Department of Surgery consists of nine division, clinical research trials and is engaged in a wide range of basic science research in which they collaborate with other surgical divisions and other academic institutions.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Manage a wide-variety of departmental communications activities. Coordinate and contribute to print publications and e-communications. Translate organizational goals into logistical plans, operationalizing desired outcomes.
  • Identify public relations opportunities, write and edit content and submit to SOM and UVA Health Marketing for publication consideration (UVA Connect, Medicine in Motion, etc)
  • Facilitate newsletter publication by identifying topics, drafting/editing content, developing layout, maintaining distribution lists and managing distribution.
  • Facilitate and coordinate clinician presentations (bios, videos, etc.) with HS Marketing for publication on HS web sites.
  • Manage ongoing and special events, coordinating exhibitions, logistics, agendas, staff, speaker arrangements, and external promotions
  • Manage and update departmental web sites, maintaining compliance with institutional standards.
  • Monitor and manage departmental social media platforms.
  • Coordinate with outside consultants as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain events and publications calendar.
  • May oversee the work of other staff members, providing mentoring and guidance, as appropriate.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with one year of experience. The ideal candidate will possess a well-rounded communication skillset with experience developing assets for a range of visual mediums including, but not limited to, newsletters, reports, social media, emails, presentations and other digital content formats.

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

The anticipated start date is February 2023. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,000 - $60,000 commensurate with education and experience. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2022. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0042203. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • A writing sample of relevant work (i.e. email correspondence or business writing)

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via Skill Survey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu .

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .


Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: One year of experience.
Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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