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The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse is part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a leading international authority on public health, the School is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. The School works to keep millions around the world safe from violence, illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life.
The mission of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse is to support and conduct research that advances our understanding of child sexual abuse, educates policymakers and the public and cultivates partnerships with organizations to develop proven strategies that prevent child sexual abuse. We believe that everyone shares the responsibility for prevention, and everyone benefits when children remain safe from abuse.
The Department of Mental Health, The Moore Center is seeking a Communications Associate to oversee and implement the communications strategy that promotes the work of the Moore Center through earned media, website content and other digital platforms. This includes but is not limited to conducting media relations and crafting press releases, social media, web content and e-newsletters. The communications associate will shape and advance the communications strategy, messages and the Center's brand for local, state, national and global audiences. The communications associate will work closely with the School's communications team, development team and the external policy team to coordinate on external and internal communications, fundraising efforts, marketing of Center events and government affairs outreach.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The communications associate responsibilities will also include:
Providing vision, leadership and counsel for the Center's communications and marketing efforts, including overseeing an integrated communications plan that advocates for the Center's important role in both changing perceptions and furthering understanding of child sexual abuse.
Creating and overseeing original content such as web content and e-newsletters across a variety of platforms.
Formulating and managing a comprehensive media relations strategy and program at the local, state and national levels to garner coverage in print, television, online and social media outlets.
Providing fiscal oversight of internal and external stakeholder communications, marketing, and media plans.
Engaging with key media outlets, both proactively and reactively.
Lead communications outreach and logistics for special events and symposia, including an annual summit.
Identifying strategic communications opportunities with internal and external partners.
Developing benchmark criteria to track and evaluate the effectiveness of the Center's communications strategies on a regular basis.
Provide regular updates on upcoming events and research, content ideas for the School Magazine or for social media sharing to the School's communications team.
Collaborate closely with the School's media and PR team on research press releases for faculty publications.
Adhere to the School's branding guidelines for the Center's website and print collateral.
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four (4) years related experience.
Master's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field preferred.
Experience in public health preferred. Journalism experience is a plus.
5 years implementing complex communication campaigns.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Holistic understanding of all aspects of communications, positioning and messaging, including industry best practices in both traditional and emerging media platforms and experience with state-of-the-art communications technology.
Experience working with national media outlets, video formats and digital media channels.
Demonstrated leadership experience designing and executing a strategic communications plan.
Outstanding management and planning skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a decentralized environment.
Excellent and nuanced writing ability and range.
Event planning and marketing experience.
Classified Title: Communications Associate Working Title: Communications Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58,695.00 - $80,625.00; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5hrs Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health, East Baltimore Department Name: Mental Health Research Projects Personnel Area: School of Public Health
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