Manager of Communications - Remote/ Hybrid - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Manager of Communications - Remote/ Hybrid - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Media/Communications

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 240000RS

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 looking for a Full-Time Manager of Communications to join the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics Syed Lab, which focuses on new technologies and algorithms for biomedical sciences and education across multiple nationwide grants. In this position, you will provide communications leadership across multiple projects to spread awareness, information, and achievements with partners, stakeholders, and the community. You will manage campaigns, contribute to manuscripts, submit reports, and manage program outreach to ensure the success of the team’s goals and objectives. You will collaborate with others in the AIM-AHEAD program, including project managers, project coordinators, and others in large NIH consortiums and managers throughout the university and various funded programs.

This growing team is recruiting hardworking, multi-talented individuals with strong time management, organization, and writing skills to aid in expanding our existing and new projects.

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.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for overall project management, project budgets, timelines as assigned, and evaluation of project work.

  • Conducts interviews with faculty, staff, and other appropriate sources, such as donors and patients, sometimes concerning sensitive information.

  • Works with executive leadership to develop and communicate strategic messages.

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

  • Writes news/feature articles for publication.

  • Collaborates with others in Public Affairs and managers throughout the university.

  • May interact with corporate or community representatives.

  • Manages Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite 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.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

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.