Communication Specialist
Job Details
Home Office - Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time
High School
$18.33 - $22.91 Hourly
Up to 25%
Nonprofit - Social Services

Summary of Duties: Under the general direction of the Program Coordinator for the Tribal
Epidemiology Center Core Surveillance Program, this position will provide a full range of
communication and administrative support services. This position will be responsible for
creating, disseminating, and evaluating content and messaging for various sources including,
but not limited to websites, educational materials, training materials, and educational
campaigns. This position will facilitate close working relationships between TEC staff, partners,
tribes, contractors, and vendors. This position will also assist with general administration in
the Surveillance Program involving answering email requests, internal/external form
requests, scheduling meetings, preparing presentations, gathering materials for conferences,
processing mail, and making travel arrangements.
Communication Specialists duties include but not limited to:
• Conduct research to identify relevant topics, fact-check, and analyze sources to
generate information and stories
• Create and curate content that aligns with overall organizational objectives by targeting
content to identified audiences, market research for effective messaging, and employing
SEO strategies
• Work with Internal Review Teams to ensure content is cross-checked before published
• Research, write, and edit content that adheres to our organizational style guide
• Maintain internal project management calendars and platforms that adhere to strict
deadlines by scheduling due dates, updating project requesters, and tracking content
through various workflow processes
• Maintain internal databases for program’s finances, resources, and procurement needs
• Manage and oversee standard communications response development (i.e. – email


Minimum Qualifications: Must have computer skills and demonstrate aptitude of MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, and usage of general office equipment. Ability to communicate professionally on the organization’s behalf through social media and other digital platforms.

Education: High School Diploma and 1 plus years’ experience in related field.

Experience/Field: The ideal candidate will possess an Associate or higher or have a minimum of three years of clerical office experience.

Special Skills/Qualifications: The selected applicant should be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out the following specialized duties and activities: • Social Media Communication • General workplace professionalism including dress and communication • Work with little direct supervision • Innovation: ability to find new and innovative ways to communicate with the public • Able to quickly learn new software programs • Must have excellent verbal and written communication • Strong organizational skills and highly capable of tracking, summarizing and reporting activities. • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate traditional and message strategies that meet public health mission and goals.


Teamwork, effective communication, planning and organizing work, initiative, and problem solving.

Must be team-oriented and helpful to all staff needing assistance. Help in a professional and courteous manner in situations where staff may not have a high knowledge level.

Must be honest. 

Supervisory Authority: None

Travel: In and out of state travel may be required in the fulfillment of job requirements and training.

Equal Employment: Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.

Conditions of Employment: 1. Full-time grant funded appointment (Subject to grant continuation); 2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current State Driver’s License; 3. Climbing, walking, standing, bending, and occasionally long hours. 4. In and/or Out-of-State travel required.