Join our team! Now recruiting for a Health Communications Specialist

October 19, 2017

University Health Services at the Tang Center is dedicated to supporting learning, working and living well at UC Berkeley. We have a new position for a strategic, internal communicator (Health Communications Specialist -- Communications Specialist 3) to assist the UHS communications manager in leading a robust staff communications program for 300+ employees. Join a diverse team of strategy manager, digital communications, video and social media, working together proactively to meet the dynamic needs of our varied audiences.

Work with us! 

Photo of Communications Team

We are looking for a communications superhero to complete our team! Could this be you? Join us!

L to R: Kim (strategy manager), Tiffany (digital communications), Anton (videographer) and Claire (social media)

Core duties

  • Works with management and internal clients to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communications plans and/or projects.
  • Manages comprehensive communications programs, including written, visual, and electronic communications.
  • Internal communications: Manage staff intranet, staff blog and internal policy manuals website. Supports change management communications.
  • Editor for biweekly staff e-newsletter. Includes content development, written, visual and electronic communications
  • Manage staff features including photography, written biography and graphic design for newsletter, Meet the Staff webpages, Medical Home resources, clinical staff posters and monthly Staff Highlight feature.
  • Primary videographer and staff photographer. Manages complete production process, including: coordination, shooting and interviewing subjects, and editing and distributing videos. File management for photos/video. Curates photo albums for social sharing. Manages YouTube account. Supervises multimedia work-student student.
  • Identifies specific communications needs and develops the content and process for organizational improvements. Serves as project manager or communications lead on a variety of projects including web redesigns and other projects.
  • Event management. Manage planning, promotion, design, implementation and day of coordination of all internal staff events. Strategic planning and coordination on large scale client facing events.
  • Manages internal policy manuals website. Includes leading staff training for site editors and developing and updating training guides.


  • Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
  • Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education.
  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans.
  • Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to target and/or broad general audiences.
  • Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
  • Knowledge of campus protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
  • 1+years health care and/or communications experience.
  • 1+years higher education experience. Working knowledge of the campus, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure.
  • 1+years special event management experience, including planning and execution of events.
  • Expert level expertise in following software: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, FinalCutPro/PremierePro video editing, Photoshop, InDesign) Email marketing platforms (i.e. Constant Contact), Microsoft Office Suite, Drupal Content Management System.