Classified Title: Communications Associate Working Title: Student Wellness Communications Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: m-f: 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001402-Homewood Student Affairs Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs
This position is charged with the oversight, development, coordination, and delivery of a strategic communication and marketing plan to promote the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles to student success. Play a leadership role in helping the University create a new vision for student mental health and wellbeing that inspires a culture of wellness across campus. Partner closely with university-wide wellness professionals, the University’s Office of Communications and other divisional communications staff.
Serve in a critical leadership role as the institution sets a new vision for student health and wellness.
Create a comprehensive communications strategy in partnership with the Office of Communication and various health service providers regarding student mental health and well-being. Develop and implement frequent cultural messaging across JHU and within divisions that promotes mental health and wellness.
Develop specific topic or subgroup-informed promotional campaigns throughout the year. Examples include: (1) anxiety reduction in a high-stress academic setting; (2) mental health stigma reduction; (3) perception of structural racism and bias against high-risk populations; (4) “look up” campaign (interpersonal communications rather than internet); (5) substance use awareness and safety (e.g., perceptions versus reality).
Collaborate with the Office of Communications on the development of a new website on student mental health and wellbeing.
Directly support the initiatives of the Homewood mental health working group focused on improving the well-being of students.
Create outreach and prevention materials designed to build self-awareness, healthy habits, and resiliency throughout the student community and support.
Coordinate with JHU diversity offices to tailor communication for specific student populations at higher risk for mental health challenges.
Engage and collaborate with other JHU offices and initiatives regarding communication strategies on topics related to wellness and mental health such as sexual assault, substance use, diversity and inclusion.
Develop collaborative partnerships with health and wellness educators and service providers across the entire university.
Develop materials for faculty and staff to assist them in understanding and referring students to various campus resources and promote educational opportunities for staff and faculty
Develop innovative campaigns to support the health and wellness needs of incoming students to JHU.
Bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, journalism, communications, counseling or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of four years of related experience required, including experience in developing health and wellness programming and/or healthcare communications and marketing.
Five to seven years’ experience strongly preferred.
Experience working with and understanding the needs of a diverse population.
Prior work experience at a university preferred or experience working across complex institutions.
Special Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Must possess strong writing and editing ability.
Knowledge of various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
Understands public health models in higher education and the development of intervention programs.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software, Word preferred.
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