Job Information

University of Utah Marketing/Communications Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/13/2023

Requisition Number PRN36924B

Job Title Marketing/Communications Specialist

Working Title Marketing/Communications Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Hybrid Schedule available

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01443 - Marketing and Community Relati

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $56,000 - $68,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

University of Utah Health is seeking a talented and experienced Marketing Specialist with a strong background in the health care industry to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies to promote our health care services, products, and programs. This role requires a deep understanding of health care, industry trends, and effective marketing practices.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth market research to understand the needs, preferences, and behaviors of our target audience within the healthcare sector.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive marketing plans and strategies tailored to the health care industry.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including MarCom team, health care professionals, and clients, to ensure alignment of marketing efforts with organizational goals.
  • Create and manage marketing campaigns and projects across various channels, including digital marketing, content marketing, social media, and traditional advertising.
  • Ensure all marketing materials and activities comply with relevant health care regulations and industry standards, such as HIPAA .
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of marketing campaigns, providing regular reports and recommendations for optimization.
  • Collaborate with health care professionals to communicate medical information accurately and effectively to our target audience.
  • Developing and executing social media strategies, creating, and sharing engaging content, optimizing company pages, moderating user-generated content, analyzing social data, and collaborating with other departments to manage reputation and coordinate actions.
  • Oversee and develop the creation of marketing materials, including brochures, websites, blog posts, videos, and other promotional content.
  • Manages marketing-related projects from beginning to end; develops and adheres to project timelines.
  • Tracks spend related to marketing efforts, allocating resources efficiently and ensuring cost-effectiveness.
  • Maintain and enhance the organization’s brand reputation and presence in the health care market.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree English, Journalism, Communications, or related field plus 3 years of related experience, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills; familiarity with a variety of computer software; project management and strong interpersonal skills; ability to work both individually and in a team setting.

Some areas may require additional experience with specific computer systems and may require skills in interviewing, ad copy writing, editing, photography, web writing, graphic design, audio & video production, and oral presentation.

Master’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Some areas may require additional experience with specific computer systems and may require skills in project management, interviewing, ad copy writing, editing, photography, web writing, graphic design, audio & video production, and oral presentation.
  • Proficiency in marketing tools and platforms preferred, including those for social media management, web and customer analytics, customer relationship management ( CRM ), content management system ( CMS ), and creative production.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with health care professionals and cross-functional teams.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Type Benefited Staff

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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