Sr. Communications Specialist
This is a long-term (1+ year) contract position and working remotely is an option. You will develop strategic communication solutions to problems of unusual complexity. The primary audiences are all internal communications channels, clinical and corporate employees, leaders, local community, patients/families, etc. Assignments are often self-initiated. Challenges are often unique and require a high degree of decision-making ability. Participates in determining objectives of team strategy and assignments. Effectively communicates health system mission/vision, key messages and positioning to achieve business objectives. Must possess superior project management skills and written communication ability for traditional and emerging communication channels. Translates/communicates complex medical and corporate jargon into easily understandable terms for target audiences. Ensures that projects are completed with high quality, on time and on budget and that deliverables are effective with internal partners and for the organization while also being progressive. Develops strategic communication plans for initiatives, issues and events with high complexity that affect employees and stakeholders. Effective plans will include situation analysis, objectives, strategies, messages to be conveyed, target audiences, vehicles for messages and methodology for measurement of success of communication. Conducts an ongoing assessment of communication needs Builds strong, effective relationships with peers, vendors and internal partners. Assists internal communications manager with projects as requested.
REQUIRED: At least 5-7 years of previous work experience in internal, employee or corporate, non-profit or agency communications positions and excellent writing skills. Four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, English or related field.