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Communications manager/ Content strategist

Job Summary:

Note:  This position resides in Austin and will be based at the University of Texas System Office. 

The Content Strategist is responsible for setting the overall tone, providing strategies for excellent communication, integrating all content and strategic initiatives to communicate to the public.  Provides reports, oversees webpage, and uses other medium to share information about research and services within Population Health. It is the content strategists responsibility to make sure the information remains consistent and makes sense to the audience(s). This role is the liaison between staff epidemiologists, population health researchers and executive leadership. This position is based at UT System, in Austin, Texas, under the general direction of the Director of Population Health Strategic Initiatives.

Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Produces relevant content for websites, blogs, articles, white papers, product descriptions, and social media platforms. Provides communication support to initiatives in Population Health and the UT System Office of Health Affairs.
  • Creates content that is specifically crafted to capture the attention of a particular target audience. Contribute to the development of strategies that will increase reader engagement. Has oversight of media content to structure data, information and thus reviews classifications, and meta data strategies.
  • Responsible for social media, provides excellent content, to include appropriate, understandable language, and how to integrate graphic design. Responsible for the functional flow of content as an asset throughout Population Health.
  • Review governance and workflow approaches to ensure that content is appropriate and understandable. Duties include preparing document outlines, updating content based on client edit requests and proofreading for tone, style, clarity, grammar, and formatting.
  • Provides strategy, communication support and oversight to the Population Health website and individual projects.
  • Oversees communication for UT System, Department of Community Health, Population Health, which is a joint initiative of UT System and The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center.
  • Oversees the design, development, and maintenance of the website for the Population Health initiative, as well as for the websites of projects for specific initiatives, including the sites for the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, the Texas Child Mental Health Care Initiative, the Texas Safe Babies Project, and others.
  • Identifies, creates, and maintains relationships with both internal and external influencers who may provide content, serve as interviewed guests, researcher or even help to promote the content marketing efforts for Population Health. Collaborates with reporters, staff epidemiologists and population health researchers to visualize, present, and disseminate information on health status, health disparities, and health risks in professional reports, on the web, and through media outreach.
  • May be required to be the recruiter, wrangler, technological expert, and manager of data provided to Population Health for public consumption. Help develop, implement, and maintain digital asset management systems. Supports and helps the team facilitate their processes with technology.
  • Oversight of all content management system, the technology behind the editorial calendar, the implementation of web analytics, or data-related structures that provide management of audiences.
  • Supports statewide initiatives, ensure communication and web content is excellent.
  • Produce well researched, engaging and audience-oriented content on tight deadlines.
  • Assist the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs in drafting and placing opinion pieces on important health topics.
  • May supervise other professional staff working on Population Health initiatives, and support other communication needs for the Population Health group at UT System.
  • Assist with timely responses on data and media requests

Qualifications

Required Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, writing, communication, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 years of communication, journalism, marketing, or related experience. 2 years’ experience working with health subjects
  • Proven content writing or copywriting experience.

To Apply

Applications must go through The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.


Senior Research Nurse Coordinator

Job Summary:

Note:  This position resides in Austin and will be based at the University of Texas System Office. 

Under the general direction of Population Health Strategic Initiatives Director, the Senior Research Nurse Coordinator will work with the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB) to assure that learning collaborative projects incorporate quality improvement (QI) practices and processes.  This position is based in Austin, Texas.  This position is funded through a contract with a 2-year term, which has the potential for further extension.

Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Advises and provides technical assistance to participating hospitals and facilities on QI Implementation strategies, and trains hospital clinical and non-clinical staff on evidence-based or developed clinical interventions, tool kits or programs.
  • Works with other TCHMB staff to develop evaluation strategies, collect project-related metrics, and compile findings.
  • Works closely with other research staff to design research and identify data needs.
  • May lead the implementation and coordination of specific QI projects
  • Maintain their nursing and QI certifications and continued education needs.
  • Stays current on their practices and literature related to QI strategies.
  • In-state travel is required for this position (10-30%) to assist project sites in implementation of QI projects within their practices or to attend project-related meetings. There will be potential for out-of-state travel to present findings at scientific conferences (depending on availability funds).
  • Be involved with developing grants focused on improving health outcomes and services for maternal and infants’ health in Texas.

Qualifications

Required Education / Experience:

  • RN and certification in Quality Improvement (QI)
  • At least 2 years’ experience implementing QI projects in a hospital setting
  • Experience training both clinical and non-clinical staff on QI methods and in data collection and reporting
  • Experience managing research projects
  • Works well in diverse team settings

Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Prefer hospital-based experience in obstetrics or neonatal care

Applications must go through The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.


Budget & Contract Manager (This is an Austin-Based Position)

Job Summary:

The Budget & Contract Manager is responsible for providing support to faculty members, principal investigators and other staff in Population Health with technical writing support, the preparation and submission of research proposals and other grants/contracts working with the sponsoring agencies and organizations.  Represents the University of Texas System Population Health in the negotiation the resulting contracts or agreements with the sponsoring agency or organization. This position is based in Austin but will be required to travel to Tyler to meet with the UTHSCT staff based at the Tyler office on a monthly basis.

Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Researching, writing, preparing and submitting grant proposals for state and national governmental grants and private foundations.
  • Coordinates contracts and memorandums of understandings (MOUs), including budget development and reconciliation.
  • Tracking proposals and generating grant reports.
  • Researches grant opportunities that align with Population Health
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to agencies, foundation and corporate sources in support of the PI/staff leading the projects
  • Work with finance and accounting department as well as Office of Sponsored Programs to gather information necessary to process grant applications and report to agency/corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs
  • Ensures that all grant reports are completed timely and accurately
  • Ensure appropriate budgets for each proposal are developed including justifications
  • Coordinates Population Health review and final approval process for sponsored proposals prior to submission to the sponsors.
  • Track the status of proposals
  • Negotiates with sponsors on behalf of the Population Health and in coordination with the principal investigators and the Director of Population Health Strategic Initiatives, the terms of contracts and agreements.
  • May be required to personally meet with representatives of sponsoring agencies and organizations, sometimes on site, to finalize terms of contracts/agreements.
  • Interprets University administrative procedures regarding sponsored research and applies appropriate regulations when necessary. Reviews and analyze Population Health sponsored project proposals for compliance with sponsor, federal, state, local and university guidelines and regulations.
  • Coordinates with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler or the University of Texas System contracts and legal staff to assure compliance with all requirements, review and coordination for contracts, grants and other legal agreements.
  • Reviews proposal file for adequate documentation of compliance approvals, budgetary compliance for cost sharing, and time and effort.
  • Reviews budget on a regular basis and conducts budget reconciliations for all contracts/grants and generates reports to assess budget status and needs. Provides counsel and guidance for budgetary corrections.
  • Develop tracking mechanisms to assure that contract and subcontract invoices are submitted and paid, tracks invoices and payments.
  • Tracks contracts and subcontracts and assures that contracts/subcontracts are renewed timely.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, state, local and university sponsored project guidelines and regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with deadlines and under pressure and the subsequent ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Works on several projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills required. Strong organizational skills required.
  • Experience working with Electronic Research Administration and in a Sponsored Projects Office is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the development of research budgets.
  • Extensive experience with the use of MS Word and MS Excel software.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer on a full-time basis.

Required Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Graduate or Professional Degree is preferred.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in the preparation, processing, and/or negotiation of research grant and/or contract proposals and or awards is required.
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Work is based in Austin, Texas.

Applications must go through The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.