Stanford University is seeking a Digital Community & Social Media Specialist 3 to develop and implement LGBTQ+ initiative-level digital community strategy and content for PRIDEnet, The PRIDE Study, the All of Us Research Program, and additional LGBTQ+ research studies and programs.
The incumbent will lead our broad-reach digital communications activities aimed at educating a general audience about our activities, driving traffic to The PRIDE Study and All of Us Research Program websites, increasing The PRIDE Study enrollment numbers and retention rate, and disseminating the results of research throughout PRIDEnet. These activities include:
Implementing and refining an overall communications plan
Developing and implementing social media and email campaigns
Editing and designing (novice to intermediate level) informational materials
Implementing content updates for websites
Facilitating development of photo and video resources
Coordinating the design and editing of other templates and assets
Liaising with relevant community advisory and communications consultant groups
The incoming LGBTQ+ Health Research Communications Specialist will work closely with members of the team to ensure the accuracy, consistency, and integration of key messages into all of our routine activities. These activities include, but are not limited to:
tabling at community events
presenting at conferences
supporting fundraising efforts
The incumbent will work closely with a small team to understand the goals of the projects and the communications needs and preferences of the communities with whom we work. They will be familiar with research and appreciate its significance for LGBTQ+ physical, mental, and social health. In addition, they will work in conjunction with our PRIDEnet Participant Advisory Committee (PAC), community partners, and peer ambassadors, when appropriate, to extend the reach and depth of communications activities.
This position requires experience with social media (ideally in the context of health or health research), excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills as well as design skills (novice to intermediate). The successful candidate will be a valued member of a small team who is able to work independently, liaise with multiple funder and stakeholder groups, and work within a community engaged research context. The incumbent will be inspired by helping to improve the health of LGBTQ+ communities and by the value of community involvement at all stages of health research.
PRIDENET PRIDEnet is a participant-powered research network of sexual and gender minority (SGM) people, which includes but is not limited to LGBTQ+ people. PRIDEnet's mission is to provide SGM/LGBTQ+ health research participants broad access to engage with the research process from end to end. PRIDEnet is the primary vehicle for community engagement in The PRIDE Study (pridestudy.org), a national, online study of the general health of LGBTQ+ people. PRIDEnet also conducts LGBTQ+ community engagement for the All of Us Research Program (joinallofus.org/lgbt).
THE PRIDE STUDY The PRIDE Study is a community-engaged, national, online, prospective, longitudinal general health cohort study of SGM adults. The PRIDE Study aims to improve SGM health through research, community engagement, education, and mentorship and envisions a world with optimal physical, mental, and social health for all SGM people. The PRIDE Study employs innovative technologies to bridge research gaps in the health of these medically underserved and vulnerable populations. For more information, visit www.pridestudy.org.
ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. The program will partner with one million or more people across the United States to build the most diverse biomedical data resource of its kind, to help researchers gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence health. For more information, visit www.joinallofus.org/lgbt and www.allofus.nih.gov.
Develop and refine overall communications plan
Lead digital community-building efforts through social media channels and email campaigns, including managing constituent complaints and reputational issues
Cultivate relationships with and work collaboratively with institutional communications specialists and media contacts to promote visibility and impact of network (PRIDEnet) and study (The PRIDE Study) accomplishments, findings, and outcomes.
Manage constituent relationship management (CRM) software and the design and execution of email campaigns for a variety of stakeholders
Partner with internal stakeholders such as program teams, service teams, IT, campus partners to achieve program goals and to ensure coordination
Coordinate the design and editing of informational materials, photo and video resources, and other print and digital assets
Implement content updates for websites
Support in-person (occasionally off-site) communications activities and community outreach initiatives including professional and community events
- Other duties may also be assigned A cover letter is expected to be submitted with the application to this position. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters or higher degree in communications, public health, digital media
Experience with community-engaged research or collaboration
Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in health sciences
Interest in holistic community health
Ability to work with people from different professional settings, including research and community advocacy
Ability to work with monolingual Spanish-speaking and other non-English speaking communities
Experience leading highly-functioning teams
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Knowledge of digital engagement platforms and strategy
Excellent writing and analytical skills
Demonstrated problem solver
Ability to leverage current and future trends to help an organization succeed at the initiative level, for a specific group, team or unit
Ability to work independently to meet expected deadlines and schedules
Knowledge of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) and other sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities
Ability to work with sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic minority and other marginalized populations and be empathetic
Basic knowledge of constituent relationship management software
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
Rarely sort/file paperwork.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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