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Director of Communications

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Job Code
    21004645
The NCI-designated UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (HCC), formerly the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, seeks a Director of Communications. The incumbent will be a member of the HCC Director's leadership team and be responsible for building a modern communications operation that serves HCC's internal and external research marketing and communications needs. In partnership with the HCC Director and Senior Leaders, the Communications Director provides leadership, strategic direction to achieve the goals of elevating HCC research locally, nationally and internationally, and supports Hillman's NCI-designated mission. The candidate will oversee all products and processes related to research communications at Hillman. The Communications Director will have the opportunity to develop HCC's overall research marketing and communications strategy and to build a team to execute their vision. The candidate will work in a highly matrixed environment, partnering closely with colleagues across the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC clinical marketing and public relations, and the HCC development office, to achieve strategic goals and to ensure consistency of messaging across various platforms and stakeholder groups. The incumbent will also support faculty leading Hillman's community outreach and engagement programs, and education and training programs. The successful candidate will be a leader and a team player capable of a high degree of diplomacy and experience building and managing relationships. The desired candidate has a Master's degree in Writing, Journalism, or Technical Communication with a strong focus on Science or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position. Must have 6-9 years of successful experience in the management of strategic communications and public relations activities in a health care or academic environment. Proven experience in building or leading teams and a prior relevant role in a NCI designated Cancer Center is preferred.Master's degree preferred in Writing, Journalism, Technical Communication, Science or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending on the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to this position. 7 to 10 years of successful experience in the management of strategic communications and public relations activities in a non-profit environment. Prior relevant role in a NCI designated Cancer Center is preferred. Strong project management and writing experience required. Experience providing clients with strategic marketing counsel required. Experience in an academic medical center, hospital, or healthcare industry/related industry is required. Agency experience is a plus.





Posted: 2021-07-07 Expires: 2021-08-05
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