The Communications Associate Program Manager assists in planning, coordinating, executing and evaluating content for Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) social media accounts. The scope of responsibilities include becoming knowledgeable about projects, purposes, goals and audiences through collaboration and coordination with the VKC Communications team, VKC projects and programs, and state and national disability-related organizations and networks. Responsibilities also include maintenance of the VKC database to facilitate internal and external communication and dissemination, and an active role in writing, editing and proofing VKC print and electronic communications.
Develop, implement and maintain VKC accounts on social media platforms that best meet VKC communication and dissemination needs, in compliance with VU and VUMC social media policies.
Design social media strategies, schedules, and campaigns; draft and post daily content; interact with audiences.
Coordinate with communication staff of VU/VUMC projects, state and national community partners, disability agencies, and state and federal networks to promote collaboration and communication in shared priority areas.
Assist VKC-affiliated faculty ad staff with social media, in compliance with VUMC and VU policies.
Monitor and analyze VKC electronic media for evaluation and reporting purposes.
Coordinate with VUMC and VU social media to maximize VKC branding and profile.
Maintain the VKC database.
Write, edit, proof and disseminate VKC print and electronic materials for a variety of internal and external audiences.
Staff the main VKC phone line, provide information and referral, and manage VKC general email.
Assist with updating VKC website.
Maintain VKC print material displays and provide materials to staff and faculty upon request.
Provide logistical support for VKC-sponsored and co-sponsored events.
Supervise and assign tasks to student worker(s).
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience
The mission of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) for Research on Human Development is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. We are dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities by embracing core values that include:
the pursuit of scientific knowledge with creativity and purpose
the dissemination of information to scientists, practitioners, families, and community leaders
the facilitation of discovery by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center scientists
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.