Manager Communications - Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Manager Communications - Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Media/Communications

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 230002KW

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for a Communications Manager to join The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at UTHealth in Houston, Texas. The ideal candidate will be a motivated team player with excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. The candidate should have experience in non-scientific writing and editing, content creation and dissemination, digital newsletter writing, editing and advertisement, social media and web designing and maintenance to attract scientific audience and general public. Bilingual (English and Spanish) candidate preferred.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Develops and manages a broad range of highly responsible communications support through writing and editing, counsel to faculty, staff and executive leadership and/or publications management and/or management of health communications/education programs.

The Communications Manager is responsible for a broad range of communications support within the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), between our partners, at the Institutional level and beyond. This includes health related communications within the departmental programs including writing and editing non-scientific materials, project planning, organization, web designing, and maintenance, set-up and maintain departmental social media platforms, tracking traffic data to the CCTS website, photography, traveling to partner sites to facilitate leadership meetings, health education/promotion activities and other communication modalities that promote the vision and mission of the CCTS.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide communications support, create/edit/advertise web and social media content, travel and facilitate meetings, support event and website communication in an effort to provide a cohesive environment to promote clinical and translational science research to improve health for all. This is an onsite position with numerous opportunities for professional growth and development.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Creates, manages, and disseminate internal and external communication between scientific and non-scientific (public) audience.

  • Gathers information, generates ideas, and develops and influences the development of high quality, creative materials and programs.

  • Gathers information through research and interviews with faculty, statf and other appropriate sources, such as donors and patients.

  • Generates ideas for communication strategies and develops related promotional plans, tactics and materials.

  • Writes news/feature articles for publication.

  • Travels to CCTS partner institutions and facilitates meetings and other collaborative efforts.

  • Design, updates, and maintains the CCTS website and social media platforms while tracking platform traffic.

  • Collaborates with team members and/or other faculty/staff/

  • Creates and advertise CCTS activities.

  • Takes the lead in CCTS events planning and communication.

  • Captures photography, on-site videos, and other activities and disseminate information to scientific and non-scientific audience.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred.

  • Master's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Health, Graphic Design, Marketing or related field, preferred.

  • Five years of experience in communications, writing/editing, web designing and maintenance, preferred.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or allied field.

Minimum Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of experience in public relations, communications, writing/editing or related field.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.