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Communication Specialist III
Ref No.: 17-15499
Location: Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Title: Communication Specialist III – REMOTE JOB
Duration: 6+ Months Contract (Possible extension)
Location: Collegeville, PA or Groton, CT or NYC, NY (This is a REMOTE JOB)

Description:
  • ** UPDATE 10.2.17: Remote working would be fine unless they are located within a reasonable distance of our Collegeville PA office or our Groton, CT office, or our NYC Headquarters.**
  • Communications role provides communication solutions in support of IT strategy.
 
Major Role Responsibilities:
  • Provides a communication channel between projects, within projects, and with the business;
  • Develops written communications to ensure that relevant parties are kept current with key happenings; and
  • Supports the branding and internal marketing of projects.
  • Implements communication plan, develops various materials and communications to both IT Project Team and business customers. Writes and edits copy for a variety of communication materials including emails, newsletters, FAQ's, presentations to Sr. Mgt. and user community, and website content.
  • Years of Experience 5-7.
 
Purpose:
  • Plan for and manage the widespread communication and change that is expected across related projects. These are separate projects requiring similar communication and change management skill sets.
  • The intention is to communicate the implementation of each technology solution in an easy to consume manner. The timelines for launch of these technologies will be approximately 6 months.
  • The Communications Partner will deliver both the strategic communications plan and the tactical schedule for each project, along with delivering the actual activities within the communications schedule.
 
Project Specific Scope:
  • The Communications Partner will interact with internal project leads, SMEs, and any governance or steering committees.
  • Support the branding and internal marketing as 'one face' of Information Management projects
  • Build the Communications and Change Management strategic plan, including stakeholder assessments and needs analysis
  • Build and implement Communication and Change Management Schedules
  • Develop and deliver materials and communications as outlined in the communication schedule to Sponsors, Project Teams, and business customers
  • Overall Scope (applies to all Communications Partners / All Projects)
  • Support the initiative's branding and internal marketing to their stakeholders and customers
  • Intent is to build a foundation using standardized templates, plans and schedules
  • Stakeholder mapping and analysis
  • Develop Communication and Change Management Plans, and Stakeholder Assessments
  • Build and implement Communication and Change Management Schedules
  • Develop and deliver materials and communications outlined in the schedules to Sponsors, Project Teams, and business customers to include multiple formats (eg. written, podcasts, video, etc.)
  • Change impact analysis, Change readiness assessments (e.g. "pulse surveys”) etc.
  • Support the development of portals and/or central repositories
  • Communication deliverables (applies to all Communications Partners / All Projects)
  • Project-level stakeholder assessments, communication plans, communication schedule, and execution of the Communication schedule;
  • Change management plans, schedule, and execution of the Change Management schedule;
  • Provide a communication channel between and across project teams and the business stakeholders;
  • Leverage standardized processes and templates for consistent internal communications, based on IM Communications ways of working and Brand Standards;
  • Develop written communications to ensure that relevant parties are kept current with key happenings;
  • Support the branding and internal marketing of each project and Global Product Development;
  • Implement Communication Plans, develop various materials and communications to Sponsors, Project Teams, and business customers;
  • Write and edit copy for a variety of communication materials including emails, newsletters, FAQ's, presentations to senior leaders and user community;
  • Build and maintain internal SharePoint content for project-facing and customer-facing sites;
  • Hold weekly check-ins with IM Communication and Change Management Lead.
 
Position Comments visible to MSP and Supplier:
  • Qualified candidates must have an understanding of clinical trials and/or technology related to clinical trials.