Location: 7556 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park, IL 60130
The COVID-19 Digital Marketing Communications Specialist, in alignment with the vision of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and under direct supervision of the department's Communications Manager for the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative (CTI), will support development, implementation and evaluation of on-going communications and digital marketing strategies for the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative (CTI). The position will lead digital marketing efforts, including email, web, and social media. The COVID-19 Contact Tracing initiative is a one-year grant from Illinois Department of Public Health that is building the capacity and infrastructure of CCDPH to rapidly scale up its contact tracing program to the levels that the COVID-19 pandemic requires in order to contact people who have been exposed to the virus in suburban Cook County. There is opportunity for the grant to be refunded for an additional year following expiration.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Supports development, implementation and evaluation of an overall communication and marketing strategy for the CTI.
Leads and manages execution of digital marketing efforts, including email, web, and social media.
Assesses current online presence related to the CTI and creates social media strategy.
Creates and maintains a posting and content schedule for social media.
Researches and writes content for CCDPH website, social media, and other modes of communication such as infographics, blogs, and/or e-newsletters.
Manages and performs website editorial activities including gathering and researching information that enhances the value of CCDPH's webpages related to the initiative to all audiences. Manages content with the goal of motivating users to utilize CCDPH website as a primary source for information and decision-making. Provides input on web design and layout, as necessary.
Reviews daily and edits webpage content currently related to the initiative to ensure its accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness.
Uses graphic and technology skills to design and produce new pages for the website as needed. Serves as a resource in web page creation.
Schedules and coordinates press conferences.
Plans virtual community events or communication technical assistance sessions with community-based organizations to support outreach and education.
Supports development of in-house materials, including presentations and reports, in accordance with guidelines provided by CCDPH.
Assists with internal communications, and communication of strategies or messages from senior leadership.
Acquires and maintains a detailed knowledge of CCDPH's policies, principles, and strategies, and to keep up to date with relevant developments.
Adheres to CCH and CCDPH style guide, ensuring production of high-quality and error-free copy.
Works with key CCDPH staff to brainstorm content ideas, in line with CCDPH's strategy and in support of various brand initiatives.
Supports evaluation of communication and marketing strategy, including reports on the progress of digital marketing efforts. Tracks effectiveness of webpages related to initiative and respond to indicators, as necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field from an accredited college or university is required (Must provide transcripts at time of interview)
Minimum two (2) years of experience developing communication strategies is required
Two (2) years of social media and digital marketing experience is required
Proficient with social media platforms and related content is required
Experience working with Adobe Photoshop to create and/or edit materials is required
Two (2) years of experience working with Adobe Photoshop to create and/or edit materials is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge and proficient with Microsoft Office and related business communication tools
Knowledge of and experience with content writing for all media platforms
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Proven social media and networking expertise
Demonstrate a strategic and creative mindset
Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail, accuracy, and precision
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).
Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 255643
About Cook County Health
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER