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Communications Coordinator

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11157488
Date Posted: 07-13-2018
Job Summary: The Communication Coordinator for the School of Medicine is responsible for coordinating SOM program administrative operations including research, grant writing support, preparation of manuscripts, event planning, managing budgets, handling information requests, curriculum development and outreach.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
  • Supervises and coordinates day to day administrative operations of the MD School program.
  • Liaises among external individuals and organizations.
  • Greets visitors or callers and directs them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Coordinates research, IRB, grants, and manuscripts.
  • Manages academic calendar for Narrative Reflection and Patient Communication team as well as Communication and Strategy team.
  • Reviews and analyzes budget reports, and prepares and develops budget modifications and recommendations.
  • Engages key stakeholders whose collaboration or feedback is needed to successfully achieve the goals/anticipated outcomes of the program.
  • Organizes and coordinates meetings, events, and workshops.
  • Works with the team in development of curriculum for classes and workshops.
  • Collaborates with the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, TCU College of Fine Arts, UNTHSC Medical Science Program, PACE, and TCU pre-professional program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements:
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 plus year of professional experience in higher education or
  • Experience in grant management and grant writing.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of grant management.
  • Knowledge of higher education procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of department specific computer software.
  • Knowledge of customer service techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media.
  • Knowledge and experience with media relations and media tools.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting processes.
  • Knowledge of web-based applications such as HTML and JAVA.
  • Knowledge of organization skills and problems solving skills.
  • Knowledge of basic research techniques.
  • Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Skill in the navigation of Microsoft Windows.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within teams.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment.
  • Ability to draft grammatically correct correspondence.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to assist in writing grants.
  • Ability to research grant and foundation resources.
  • Ability to write reports and white papers.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
  • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
  • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
  • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
  • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs. 
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