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Communications Program Director - Internal Communications

Houston, TX, USA | M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
    PR & Communications
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
    3-5 years
    5-7 years
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Job Specific Competencies

Communications Program Strategies and Consulting

The Communications Program Director successfully develops, manages, measures and consults on internal communications projects in partnership with the Associate Director Faculty/Academic Communications and the Internal Communications team, with a particular focus on the strategies and goals of the Chief Scientific Officer and his leadership team with special focus on advancing the Breakthroughs theme of the institution’s Strategy.

Consults, develops, implements and manages communications strategies, plans and products to advance communication of the goals and activities for senior leadership, project leads and departments, as well as segmented groupings that support research goals.

Routinely interacts with client leadership, participates in key customer meetings and is available for consultation, as needed.

The role includes collaboration with other Institutional Affairs teams, including Public Relations, Marketing, Integrated Media, the video team and with designers/printers, to create print, online and broadcast materials.

Enhance Visibility of Research 

Create, manage and evaluate plans to increase the visibility of MD Anderson’s research, to include overarching strategies/broad programs, individual accomplishments and individual leaders. Tactics may include face-to-face programs, as well as deliverables in print, online and broadcast.

Writing and Editing  

Clear, consistent writing and editing in all work product. Command of Associated Press Style, as well as MD Anderson style. Regular contributions to our publications, such as intranet News posts, and our programs and services through articles, memos, presentations, videos, scripts, slides, fliers or other materials.

People Management  

The program director will collaborate, contribute to and review work product of colleagues in Institutional Affairs and their partners and of peers pertaining to research/science components to advance the needs of the research community.  

Onsite Presence: Position is Hybrid (home-based) with occasional on-site activities.


Required: Bachelor's degree in in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field.

Preferred:Master's degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field.


Required: Seven years of experience public relations, communications, writing/editing or related field and three years of lead/project management/supervisory/management experience. 

With preferred degree, five years of required experience. 

Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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