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Outreach Specialist

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Und

Grand Forks, ND 58202
Leisure & Sport
10 May 2019
Annual Salary
Hiring Department: Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $40,000 plus/year (salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience). This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position.
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm May require occasional work outside of standard hours due to business travel or other deadlines. Working from home or remotely is not an available option for this position.

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM (Central Time) on the closing date.
Qualified internal candidates will receive first consideration.


Position Details: A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota is seeking an experienced and talented individual to serve as Outreach Specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub (, a federally-funded national information center focusing on rural health issues.

Additional information about the CRH can be viewed at:

Key Responsibilities: Development of web content in a variety of formats (e.g., text, blog, video).Identify, select, and index news items related to rural health.Promote RHIhub and its products and services to external audiences.Coordinate and facilitate outreach activities in conjunction with program leadership; contribute to program management.
Required Competencies:
The ideal candidate for this job must apply creativity and logic to generate solutions, and make sound decisions. Work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines and achieving project objectives. The Outreach Specialist must collaborate effectively with project staff to meet goals and be dedicated to quality work. Candidate must also have: Experience using computers, specifically with Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or similar), e-mail, and Internet usage.Superior communication and interpersonal skills.High quality customer service, outreach, and marketing skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, coordinate multiple projects and assignments, meet deadlines and function in a fast paced environment.Strong internet search skills.Strong, analytical problem solving, decision-making, and leadership skills.Demonstrated ability to take direction, organize, and follow-through on assigned tasks and to work as part of a team.High level of attention-to-detail and the ability to generate high quality and timely work products.Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be self-directed.Be willing to travel occasionally to national, regional, or local events/meetings


Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public administration, business, or health-related field. Will consider other degrees with directly relevant work experience, and will consider Spring 2019 graduates for this position. One year of work experience in outreach and marketing.Experience writing, with demonstrated ability to write for the web. Details provided below.Experience with social media. Must provide statement in cover letter that establishes individual's social media experience for an organization.Experience in public speaking or making presentations.Must submit cover letter, formal resume, and writing samples in addition to the UND application.Valid driver's license.Successful completion of criminal history records check.
Instructions for required writing samples: Samples must be attached to application. Please contact Joely Lee at with questions. Professional email to an organization suggesting that they could link to our Aging in Place Toolkit. abstract, 2 - 3 sentences, about the following news item: this article was newly released, Write a Facebook post that would promote the article and engage people to respond. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with rural health issues.Experience or training with social media strategy.Experience with format, layout, design, and construction of branded materials.Experience working with state or national organizations to promote grant-funded activities.Experience working with a content management system and basic HTML.Experience with social media management tools and software.Experience using Illustrator and/or Photoshop.Video production skills, including scripting, voice-over, and editing.

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status during the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran's Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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