Senior, Public Communications Specialist - Student Health - Engemann Admin - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Exempt) (Non-Union)
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ202111236
The Senior Public Communications Specialist reports to the Student Healthâs executive director of communications and marketing. This position will independently manage a portfolio of project assignments encompassing constituent and media relations, content creation, and analytics tracking. This role requires self-starter ability to independently manage progress toward project completion, and ability to successfully interface with a number of different departments. A part of the Keck Medicine of USC organization, this position is key in producing content that helps the college population (undergraduate and graduate students, first generation college goers, international students, students of diverse socioeconomic and cultural experiences, and of all genders) become better familiarized with health topics and USC Student Health services, with the overall goal of helping college students develop the lifelong skills to become excellent managers of and advocates for their own health care. Minimum Education: Bachelorâs DegreePreferred:Masterâs degree in communications/public relations or managementMinimum Experience/Knowledge: 7-10 years experience in communications and digital marketingProven track record designing and executing successful communication campaignsExceptional writing and editing skillsSolid experience with digital media monitoring and metricsMedia relations or digital content management / social listening â related to issues managementSupervisory experience and enthusiasm for mentoringProject management experienceSuperb writing ability, demonstrated through work samplesStrong interest and abilities in researching, verifying and summarizing health-related data from primary resourcesPREFERREDFamiliarity with college population and university constituencies including parents, academic support, student services, administrative departmentsWork experience in a complex nonprofit, public, or governmental organizationFamiliarity with user experience and/or customer journey mapping using digital marketing platformsAudience development and communications benchmarking experienceRequired License/Certification: Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date (applicable to employees working within City of LA).
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.