Director of Communications

University of Illinois Cancer Center



The University of Illinois Cancer Center is embarking on a period of reorganization to become one of the nationís leading innovative community-based cancer centers. The UI Cancer Center is seeking a Director of Communications to direct the organizationís internal and external communications and marketing activities.

This position will serve as the primary communications liaison, working with various partners across the University of Illinois System to expand the awareness of the center. Objectives will focus on elevating UI Cancer Centerís local, regional and national reputation through expanded media coverage, targeted marketing outreach and enhanced digital communications. The Director will use his or her writing, editing and communications skills and extensive media relations experience to elevate the UI Cancer Centerís position as an authority in a bench to community model through local and global partnerships. This includes all aspects of communications to increase the publicís knowledge about the importance of cancer research in the biology, early detection and screening, prevention, treatment and survivorship options. As a Cancer Center focused on the underserved particularly in our community, the UI Cancer Center is deeply committed to the residents of our local communities, particularly those that are medically underserved. The University of Illinois at Chicago and the State of Illinois offer competitive wages, benefit programs and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and University retirement plans. Detailed information on specific employee benefits may be found at: hr.uillinois.edu/benefits

Minimum of a Bachelorís degree required; Masterís degree preferred. A minimum of 8 years of related experience required preferably in an Oncology unit or Cancer Center.
An understanding of clinical issues associated with oncology and clinical trials in a clinical research setting desired.
Demonstrated experience managing multi-media platforms including content writing, web development and social media is required. Must know how to leverage social media to promote content and have extensive experience with business-related posting on Facebook and Twitter.
Overnight travel (10-15%) to scientific conferences and other meetings within and outside the U.S required.
For fullest consideration apply by: 08/18/2017
Apply at: jobs.uic.edu