The Ohio State University College of Medicine is committed to developing a forward-looking, comprehensive communications function that supports and advances our mission as educators and clinicians.
The Communications Officer will develop communications strategies that inspire trust, confidence and understanding among the COM's key stakeholders by leveraging public relations, media relations, crisis/issues management, community relations and internal communications.
Reporting to the college's dean, the Communications Officer will lead best-in-class communications that protect, promote and enhance the COM; develop comprehensive communication strategies to advance the reputation and/or culture of the organization both internally and externally; foster strong relationships with key stakeholders (including media, community leaders and organizations, current and prospective faculty and staff, and current students and alumni); collaborate with leaders and teams across the COM, the Wexner Medical Center and the university, including University Communications, ensuring alignment of the COM communications plan with broader medical center and university messages and initiatives.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in communications or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
Ten years' experience in corporate or healthcare communications or equivalent required, with proven track record of delivering results, preferably in an academic setting.
Outstanding language skills, verbal and written, must be demonstrated.
Ability to manage diverse projects and a high stress environment must be demonstrated.
Requires successful completion of a background check; selected candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.