Communications Coordinator I Strategic Communications

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 100844
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Strategic Communications
Shift/Days: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary

The communications coordinator generates and edits content for a variety of multimedia communications efforts, including newsletters/publications, the employee intranet, our public-facing website, e-newsletters, executive communications and more. Develops and implements strategic communications and PR plans and campaigns with various "clients" (clinical and operational leaders from throughout the hospital and academic health system). Supports UF Health Communications leadership with proactive business or operational announcements, as well as fast response to sensitive current or emerging issues. Works with UF Health Communications and UF Health leadership to support emergency preparedness communication efforts. Cultivates and maintains positive working relationships with hospital leadership, directors, staff and physicians to stay abreast of hospital news. Collaborates with photographers, videographers and graphic designers on a consistent basis to develop materials needed in print, online, digital, video and web. Assists with promotion and event support for large-scale systemwide events.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism or communications.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience.
  • Must have excellent editing skills, deep knowledge of AP style and ability to craft compelling stories for a variety of media.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to communicate well with others and work independently under pressure to consistently achieve desired results.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Cloud-based design platforms, such as Canva, and other basic computer proficiencies preferred.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:
Employees in this position will operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose as a "non-frequent driver."

NOTE: A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $22.95
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $32.18

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UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to diversity as a competitive advantage in attracting top talent from across the nation and around the world. We believe in sharing knowledge, learning from one another, valuing different opinions, and celebrating the things that make each one of us unique in our own right. UF Health Shands Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

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