The Biomedical Engineering Society is looking for its next Director of Communications. This position reports to the Executive Director and is part of the senior leadership team. The Communications Director plays an integral role in developing and executing strategic communication plans for the Biomedical Engineering Society. Responsible for managing and maintaining a dynamic online presence for the society.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of BMES and strengthen BMES’s brand identity across key stakeholder audiences
Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the biomedical engineering sector and organization. Work with the staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
Maintains an up-to-date and vibrant website and social media presence
Works with journal editors to promote projects and articles
Provides communications support including writing speeches, columns and creating PowerPoint presentations.
Diversity and inclusion – BMES is committed to diversity and inclusion and strives to build and nurture a culture and community of inclusiveness within the Society and the profession. The BMES Director of Communications will support the Executive Director in its diversity and inclusion efforts to ensure that BMES as a Society is truly inclusive in all ways.
5+ years’ experience in a communications role
Experience managing and executing across several communications media
Strong written communication skills, required
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, required
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, preferred
Good entrepreneurial work ethic
This is an exempt position; salary commiserate with experience. The office is located in Landover, MD. Currently working remotely due to Covid-19. Flexible remote working options will be available but there is expectation to travel weekly to physical office in 2021.
Please send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to Charity Quick, BMES Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
About Biomedical Engineering Society
Since 1968, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has proudly served as the home for students, educators, researchers, scientists, and industry professionals committed to the biomedical engineering profession. Biomedical engineers are employed in diverse settings, including academia, industry, medical centers, research facilities, and government agencies; their education and experience allow them to bridge the engineering and medical fields.
BMES is keenly aware of the vital role that biomedical engineering plays in the advancement of human health and well-being, and the Society strives to promote translation of technologies and foster fruitful collaborations among the varied professionals working in this exciting field. The increasing numbers of technologies and applications to medical equipment and devices, coupled with the medical needs of a growing and aging population, will continue to require the services of biomedical engineers.