Communications Specialist

Rate, USD
$30 / hour
Work schedule
Full Time,
Language skills
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Strategic communications professional with a demonstrated track record of over four years in driving impactful internal and external communication initiatives within diverse sectors, including the University of Michigan, a premier public research institution, and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the β€œTrust”), a prominent healthcare organization. Recognized for outstanding contributions and leadership in fostering connections, highlighting research impact, and promoting organizational success.


2017-2019 Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations @ Wayne State University


February-July 2023 Communications Specialist @ University of Michigan, Office of Research

Orchestrated comprehensive communication strategies for high-impact research teams, aligning with strategic goals and promoting faculty achievements

Developed and disseminated research-based content, effectively communicating complex concepts to lay audiences

Crafted press releases and talking points to showcase research outcomes and promote institutional reputation

Led cross-platform communication initiatives and maintained an engaging website to highlight office services

Collaborated with faculty members to translate research into compelling stories and engage stakeholders

September 2019-February 2023 Communications Coordinator @ UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Coordinated internal communications and managed digital signage to disseminate announcements and recognize milestones

Orchestrated employee newsletters to enhance engagement and showcase departmental achievements

Utilized Adobe Analytics reports to inform website enhancements and improve user experience

January-September 2019 Communications Intern @ UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
2019-Present Board Member, Internship Co-Chair, Blog Chair, Website Member @ Public Relations Society of America, Detroit Chapter

Oversees chapter activities and provides inputs across committees

Interviews candidates for the semester Internship program; mentor each intern by providing counsel, feedback, and other professional development items

Organizes and schedules two to three blog posts per month and regularly updates editorial calendar with planned posts for the year

Updates with new job listings, events, and other website pages as needed; assisting with the transition of the web platform from WordPress to StarChapter (ongoing)

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