The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Director of Special Projects

Hiring department Health Comm
Monthly salary $3,750+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-27-01-0429
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide day-to-day leadership on two primary Center for Health Communication (CHC) programs and other programs and projects as they arise.

Essential Functions

Program management: Day-to-day management and implementation of two primary statewide Center for Health Communication funded projects; responsible for overseeing all parts of program implementation and evaluation, as well as regular updates to CHC leadership. Oversee Texas Health Journal strategic plan implementation, including creation of monthly content, implementation of marketing strategies, subscriber recruitment strategies, and social media goals; collaborate with faculty affiliates to implement and evaluate all programmatic components. Oversee the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program statewide health communication initiative, including formative qualitative research, message testing, and communication material creation; collaborate with graphic designer to create and disseminate communication materials; collaborate with faculty affiliates to implement all funded programmatic components. Support Center for Health Communication mission to lead the creation of evidence-based health communication scholarship, education, and community involvement.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Masters degree in public health, communication, or related field; knowledge of relevant health communication theory, evidence base, and effective health communication strategies; two or more years of project/program management experience; previous experience in science or health writing; previous qualitative research experience; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in working across health topics and communities; four or more years of project/program management experience; Grant and/or proposal writing; prior grant management experience; prior experience managing a team; prior supervisory experience of student or professional staff.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Occasional evening, weekend, and holiday work. Occasional professional travel required. Lifting and moving of standard office supplies, files, and to set up equipment for events.

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