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Title:  Division Information Director

Application Deadline Date:  02/06/2023
Req ID:  46161
Department:  Health
Location: 

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.79

Overview

The Information Director manages and oversees information and communication systems and resources between the public and the workforce. This position sits within the Division of Local Health, and the main duties include developing and implementing communication plans, acting as an advisor and supporting district office and public health program projects, developing and/or editing communication products, maintaining division webpages and social media accounts, coordinating the work of division web and social media editors, and promoting and integrating health equity and accessibility strategies into communication efforts, among other responsibilities. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce, and strive to offer a supportive, professionally challenging, and healthy workplace to our employees.

 

Examples of work include:
•    Maintaining divisions Microsoft SharePoint sites and Teams and related content libraries
•    Managing the update of all division webpages and creation of a web communication plan 
•    Development and dissemination of division news (internal and external)
•    Planning and communicating monthly marketing efforts, ensuring information positively represents who we are and what we do
•    Designing, writing, and/or editing of reports, publications, presentations, data briefs, factsheets, flyers, and more
•    Leading communication activities related to improving health equity, including overseeing interpretation and translation processes 
•    Serving as public information officer during emergencies or events 

Who May Apply

This position, Division Information Director (Job Requisition #46161), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact jessica.a.robinson@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in both office and field settings. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required. Stress may be encountered from tight deadlines, conflicting opinions, and as the result of public information and communication decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in public health, journalism, communications, marketing, advertisement, public relations, education or other closely related field including fields related to division-specific work AND three (3) years or more of experience at a professional level in the private or public sector in marketing, advertisement, communications, or public relations.

OR

Master's degree in public health, journalism, communication, marketing, advertisement, public relations, education or other closely related field including fields related to division-specific work AND two (2) years or more of experience at a professional level in the private or public sector in marketing, advertisement, communications, or public relations.

Preferred Qualifications

Specific experience in health or public health communication with skills including:
•    Knowledge and expertise in the development, management, and evaluation of communication plans and campaigns, and the ability to use a health equity lens to improve the impact of messaging and avoid bias and stigmatization
•    Ability to take information and create messages for different audiences
•    Experience with project management and comfort working with subject matter experts, stakeholders, and vendors/contractors to see projects through to completion
•    Critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where information can change quickly
•    Strong experience with web editing, social media management, Microsoft Office 365 applications, and the ability to understand and use analytics to drive improvement
•    Ability to educate and provide technical assistance to individuals utilizing information systems and tools
•    Ability to leverage promising practices in public health communication to improve the accessibility of resources and information

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden. 


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