The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


Position Rationale

The communications/web specialist develops and manages all internal and external communication and marketing for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery across email, print, and digital platforms. The work is done across multiple health systems to promote the brand and mission of the department for the University.

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required qualifications

  • BA/BS plus at least two  years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least six years
  • Previous experience as a marketing or communications specialist or similar role
  • Previous experience with web content management systems, such as Drupal
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiar with AP and Chicago style guides
  • Comfortable using Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in health care or academic environment.
  • Previous experience in Orthopedic Surgery specialty of health care.
  • Previous experience with media relations.
  • Previous experience working with multiple organizations and groups.


Job Duties:

Content Creation
• Pitch, develop, write, and promote stories for and in collaboration with the Medical School’s communications team
• Develop, write, and edit stories important to stakeholders for the biannual publication, Joint Venture, and organize its publication
• Develop, write, and edit stories important to promote aspects of the missions of the department
• Provide graphic design and copy-editing expertise in all aspects of communication and promotional items

• Manage internal and external marketing and communication across email, print, and digital platforms
• Partner with all health system teams to develop and evaluate marketing efforts, create and update collateral, and provide project management and marketing support
• Identify and organize conference and event presence to support marketing initiatives
• Utilize Salesforce Marketing Cloud to craft and disseminate all internal and external communication, including newsletters, updates, and messaging from leadership
• Ensure branding and messaging adheres to applicable brand and style guides
• Maintain and develop the department’s website using Drupal
• Create and organize video content to support key department goals
• Develop content for social media platforms and monitor engagement
• Create and maintain marketing collateral, including brochures, flyers, and booklets using Adobe Creative Suite

Content Management
• Maintain departmental listservs
• Provide communications/marketing updates to department leadership
• Manage photographs, plaques, and awards as needed


The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

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