Communications Specialist-MCC

Weill Cornell Medical College

Job Description
Position Summary Communicates and educates the regional community about cancer prevention, detection, and treatment as well as the Weill Cornell Medicine Meyer Cancer Center's (MCC) groundbreaking cancer research discoveries and ongoing clinical trials. Responsible for helping to develop and implement a strategic communication plan that uses culturally responsive mechanisms to communicate with a diverse population of community members, including prospective patients, family members, and survivors. Leverages existing digital platforms, including websites, newsletters, and social media channels, while creating new multimedia opportunities, to address the sources of health disparities in the region. Interacts directly with leading cancer scientists and clinicians across multiple disciplines, and partners with key stakeholders in the community. This role works closely with the Program Manager for the MCC OCOE, the Weill Cornell Medicine External Affairs team, and NewYork-Presbyterian Community Affairs team. **Job Responsibilities** + Maintains OCOE component of the MCC website; regularly updates content and provides support for project-specific website content. + Develops new publications for community outreach, such as newsletters, updates from the Director, regular features, and annual reports. + Works with institutional partners to proactively identify new information and events for dissemination. + Regularly contributes to WCM and MCC publications. + Manages MCC social media posts and campaigns under the direction of the MCC Communications Manager. + Tracks and analyzes success of outreach communications, provides status reports and proactively identifies and solves problems. + Collaborates with External Affairs and Development on written articles and proposals related to cancer community outreach. + Performs other duties as required. **Education** + Bachelor's Degree **Experience** + Bachelor's degree (Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Biology or related field) and experience with science writing. + Minimum two years of experience in communications, preferably for an academic medical institution. + Second language proficiency (oral, written, and spoken) preferred: Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) and/or Spanish. **Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** + Excellent command of English language, including well-developed written and oral communication skills. + Demonstrated ability to write for various platforms including print, web and social media. + Experience with providing culturally responsive communication to a diverse audience. + Strong editing skills. + Knowledge of publications, printing and graphic design. + Ability to translate complex concepts into lay terms. + Detail-oriented with good analytic skills. + Ability to meet deadlines while coordinating and producing high-quality work. + Excellent organizational and time-management skills; able to plan and manage work among competing priorities. + Excellent interpersonal and professional skills. + Ability to work in a complex and competitive work environment. + Excellent software skills including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. **Licenses and Certifications** **Working Conditions/Physical Demands** Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.