Join the Web Services Team!
UF Health Web Services is dedicated to helping UF Health move medicine forward, through building tools for patients and staff and in communicating the stories of healing, care, and research. Come be a part of our team!
Telling the stories of our doctors, their patients, and our researchers and staff – that’s at the heart of this position. The social media coordinator is responsible for telling the UF Health story on multiple platforms and in measuring and reporting these results.
UF Health is the southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center. With six hospitals, six colleges, seven research institutes, we strive to create unstoppable momentum toward the goal of improving individual and community health through discovery, clinical and translational science and technology, exceptional education and patient-centered, innovative, high-quality health care. The University of Florida is ranked as the #9 public university by the U.S. News and Word Report, and both the university and UF Health were recognized by Forbes as one of the 500 best employers in the United State in 2015 and 2016.
We’re looking for a person with at least 4 years experience in managing online communities. The position is full-time and based in Gainesville, Florida.
What you’ll be doing:
- Managing UF Health’s primary social media accounts and blog, engaging patients, students, and the community. You’ll work closely with our news, marketing and creative services teams to develop social campaigns to meet UF Health’s strategic communications goals, educate the public and improve health literacy, and promote our campus’ education and research missions. You’ll help coordinate our editorial calendar with other social media managers within UF Health and throughout the university.
- Identifying trending stories and topics on social media and pitching ways UF Health can join in on the conversation that will help patients and their families.
- Informing senior leadership of our social media efforts and community sentiment, through reports, case studies, and presentations. We’ll also encourage you to share your findings with the larger social media, healthcare, and higher education communications community – we believe strongly in providing professional development, both for our team and for others.
- Providing training and support for UF Health’s social media community. As the primary social media communicator in the organization, you’ll provide a key role in guiding social efforts throughout our organization by holding biannual trainings and informal discussions with other account managers and editors. You’ll also assist in drafting best practices and social media policies for the academic health center, and will review proposals for new social media accounts in partnership with our communications specialists.
Reports directly to the Assistant Manager of Web Services. Works closely with UF Health’s social media team to plan, produce and publish content for UF Health social media channels. Generates social media planning calendars and coordinates with marketing and communications staff in scheduling for campaigns and events. Participates in campaign kickoffs and idea-generating sessions in support of social media campaigns for colleges, centers, institutes and research labs within UF Health. Identifies trending stories on social platforms and opportunities to tell UF Health’s stories through those lenses. Reviews social sentiment about the organization and collects data for review. This position will:
- Keep social content continually rich and engaging
- Assist in adapting methods of delivering social patient-centered content based on analytics and audience reaction
- Research and communicate opportunities to use trending topics to reinforce our missions of empathy and wisdom
- Arrange planning and publishing calendars
- Observe social media sentiment for UF Health in the community
- Keep aware of current social media platforms, their useand potential audiences
- Explore new social opportunities using new tools or platforms
The ideal candidate:
- Possesses excellent decision-making skills and initiative
- Learns new tactics and new practices quickly
- Aligns tasks and workflows to meet time-driven deadlines
- Navigates and uses social networks easily
- Exhibits strong, error-free creative writing and/or photography skills
Must have completed some college. Preferred majors include communications, public relations, journalism and English.