Job Information

University of Utah Communications and Social Media Coord. in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date

Requisition Number PRN13999N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Communications and Social Media Coord.

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student


Standard Hours per Week as needed

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Hybrid, as required

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00877 - Radiology Clinical

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18.00 - $20.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah is looking for a student to fill a PRN Communications and Social Media Coordinator role. This position will consistently post on our various social media platforms, utilize email, other communications and text distribution services, in conjunction with meeting strategic goals and advancement efforts within the department.

We use communication tools like social media, articles, newsletters, the department webpage, flyers, and public relation strategies with a goal to share our cutting-edge and innovative research; recruit faculty, fellows and residents from around the globe; highlight our exemplary education program and its professors; celebrate individual and community successes; spread awareness of imaging within our diverse community; promote local events and conferences; inform donors and potential donors of what they can do to support causes dear to their hearts; and share patients’ stories of hope with the world.

We use communication tools like email and text distribution services to educate our patients on new research. Many patients do not realize that their doctor does not only work within the clinic and hospital but also works in their labs and research groups to publish findings, lead clinical trials and develop technological advances to improve different radiology services. Raising awareness about the life-altering findings and technology can improve the quality of life of patients by giving them added purpose, appreciation, and access to the latest information about their condition and healthcare provider.

This position will work closely with the department’s leadership team to ensure all content is grammatically correct, meets strategic objectives and adheres to the department and university’s professional standards. This position will also work closely with faculty, the Administrative Director, Chair, other leadership and Office of Advancement.


  • Hybrid work arrangement
  • Minimal meetings
  • Flexible hours
  • Supervisors and coworkers who are aware of childcare challenges and health-related concerns
  • Workplace committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity


Social Media

  • Create and follow a daily social media calendar.
  • Post-event reminders on Twitter and create events on Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Make timely social media posts that leadership request
  • Create social media campaigns for seasonal events (e.g., stroke awareness month)
  • Look at the analytics to inform future posting decisions
  • Amplify radiology research, education, clinical and patient-related stories produced by the university writers to our audiences


  • Design and distribute Constant Contact, EMMA and email communications (content developed in conjunction with the communications and leadership team)
  • Manage email distribution lists in compliance with HIPPA policies
  • Develop flyers to support Department events and activities, format newsletters and develop other communications with guidance from leadership team
  • Edit webpage content for Department in compliance with the University of Utah Marketing requirements
  • Opportunity to contribute to other forms of communication for those interested


  • Create social media campaigns for annual fundraising events

Job Duties | Percentage

  • Social Media | 55%
  • Advancement | 10%
  • Other communications | 35%

These percentages will likely fluctuate during some weeks, such as the week prior and the week of Giving Day.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently earning a bachelor’s degree or 3 years of experience in the field of communications, digital marketing, journalism, or another related field
  • Prior experience with the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube (personal use counts)
  • Well organized and good at planning ahead
  • Ability to learn how to use available communication tools and email distribution services ( EMMA / Constant Contact)
  • Effective communicator and consistent via email and/or Teams
  • Is accountable, self driven and uses own initiative to develop ideas to meet strategic goals
  • An eye for what looks good


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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