Content Development Coordinator (Center for Rural Health)

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Jul 23, 2019
Aug 05, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Hiring Department: Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $46,000 plus/year (salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience).  This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position.
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm  May require occasional work outside of standard hours due to business travel or other deadlines. Working from home or remotely is not an available option for this position.  

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM (Central Time) on the closing date.


Position Details
:    A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

The Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota is seeking an experienced and talented individual to serve as Content Development Coordinator for federally-funded programs that provide information to rural stakeholders.  The position will perform project coordination activities involving program development and maintaining a website featuring information to help rural communities address the opioid crisis.  The position wll also provide project coordination, quality assurance, and website content development activities for the Rural Health Information Hub (, a national information center focusing on rural health issues. 

Additional information about the CRH can be viewed at:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to program management.
  • Coordinate program activities.
  • Development and oversight of website content.
  • Quality assurance and usability.

Required Competencies:
The ideal candidate for this job must apply creativity and logic to generate solutions, and make sound decisions.  Work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines and achieving project objectives. The Content Development Coordinator must collaborate effectively with project staff to meet goals and be dedicated to quality work. Candidate must also have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience using computers, specifically with Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or similar), e-mail, and Internet usage.
  • Strong searching skills including web-based searches.
  • Strong, analytical problem solving, decision-making, and leadership skills.
  • Strong aptitude with technology and demonstrated ability to learn/use new computer software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for the web.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to be self-directed.
  • High level of attention-to-detail and the ability to generate high quality and timely work products.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, take initiative, and to work as part of a team.
  • Be willing to travel occasionally to national, regional, or local events/meetings


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, public health, social work, sociology, communications, or health-related field. Will consider other degrees with directly relevant work experience.
  • Experience developing website content. 
  • Must submit cover letter, formal resume, and writing samples in addition to the UND application.  Writing samples must be submitted at the time of application.  Details provided below.  
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

Samples must be attached to application.  Please contact Kristine Sande at (701) 777-6466 with questions.

Instructions for required writing samples:   

  • Provide a sample web page copy (not an article) that uses web-writing best practices to convey information on a topic with which the applicant is familiar, 250-500 words.
  • Provide a sample of your choosing showing your ability to write professionally, such as a professional report, white paper, grant application, academic paper, policy brief, or newsletter/magazine article.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree.
  • Understanding of U.S. rural health issues and issues related to the opioid crisis through education or work experience.
  • Experience working with a content management system and basic HTML.
  • Experience with website content strategy and website usability practices.
  • Experience working with state or national organizations.
  • Experience writing for a national audience.
  • Experience with format, layout, and design principles or electronic and print publications.

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