Internal Communications Associate / UMMS

The University of Maryland Medical System is a 12-hospital system with academic, (University of Maryland Medical Center) community and specialty medical services reaching every part of Maryland and beyond. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women’s and children’s health. UMMS is the fourth largest private employer in the Baltimore metropolitan area and one of the top 20 employers in the state of Maryland. No organization will give you the clinical variety, the support, or the opportunities for professional growth that you’ll enjoy as a member of our team. UMMS is currently seeking an Internal Communications Associate for our downtown academic medical center location.

Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, Business or a related field and preferably 2 years of related internship is REQUIRED***

Under the supervision of the Director of System Internal Communications, the Internal Communications Associate is responsible for writing, editing, and/or acquiring content for internal communications for UMMC and other sites as assigned. This position works in collaboration with the Internal Communications Senior Associate and is also responsible for updating content on the intranet content management systems (CMS) for the UMMC and UMMS intranets and adhering to production deadlines for these updates.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

Provides writing, editing and research support for internal communications.
Responsible for intranet maintenance of the UMMC and UMMS Insider, including uploading edited or new material directly to the site. Editorial content responsibilities include but are not limited to reviewing site content for errors, broken links and outdated content and making the necessary changes; ensuring content meets all functional and graphic standards; and helping to maintain the internal site search engine.
Supports department leaders in other internal communications projects as needed.
Communicates project updates and plans with key stakeholders both internally and externally. Manages deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously, and completes work quickly and with high attention to detail.
Develops effective working relationships and maintains good communications internally and across the organization.

Employee Benefits

As a University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) employee, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits program designed with you and your dependents in mind. Subject to any eligibility waiting period, all of the benefits are available to regular full-time employees and most benefits are available to regular part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) or more hours per week. Many benefits are provided at no cost to employees. For others, the cost is shared between UMMS and employees.

What You Need To Be Successful

Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, Business or a related field is required.
Two (2) years of related or internship experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.
Able to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently; exceptional organizational skills.
PC skill in word processing is required with proficiency in utilizing Word and other Microsoft Office programs required.
Understanding and working knowledge of the internet and HTML required. Experience working with one or more web content management systems (CMS) such as SiteCore preferred.
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills including editing skills are expected.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.