Communications Assistant

Maryland, United States
24 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Working Title: [[Social Media Coordinator]] ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OD 
Starting Salary Range: [[$16.11 - $22.17 / Commensurate with Experience ]]
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: [[Varies]] 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place 
Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) uses social and behavior change communication, knowledge management, research and evaluation, and capacity building, to inspire healthy behaviors worldwide. 

The Social Media Coordinator provides social media support to CCP’s Baltimore programs, with direction and support from CCP staff.  The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for developing and posting social media content related to U Choose and Map 2 Success, which are grant programs aimed at improving health and educational outcomes for young people in Baltimore. The Social Media Coordinator works with the Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a group of high school and not-in-school teens, to implement the programs’ social media strategies and update website content.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The Social Media Coordinator is expected to perform the following activities competently:

  • With guidance, create and post content to promote Map 2 Success and U Choose programs and resources.
  • Work collaboratively with the YAC to review the social media content they create and to ensure it is published.
  • Create and maintain a regular publishing schedule.
  • With guidance, promote content through social advertising.  
  • Identify opportunities for maintenance of U Choose’s website

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED.

Two (2) years related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

* JHU Equivalency Formula

30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications

  • Baltimore City resident preferred. Prior experience working with young people in any context.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of how to create and upload content onto Facebook and Instagram.
  • Expressed strong desire to learn about utilizing social media in a health promotion context.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Interest in and desire to address issues that affect young people in Baltimore City.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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