COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - PUBLIC AFFAIRS Job Number: 00121048
Job Posting : Nov 7, 2017, 3:03:40 PM Closing Date : Nov 22, 2017, 5:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Under the direction of the Director of Media, the Communications Manager will develop, implement and evaluate communications and public relations plans. The incumbent is responsible for activities for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), including, but not limited to, internal and external collateral, talking points, speeches, news releases, web and social media content, events promotion, media relations, management and staff development.
Works collaboratively with system public relations and marketing staff to develop and implement innovative programs and strategies that support organization's goals and objectives
Writes, edits and produces copy for a variety of purposes, including news releases, system collateral, and digital content
Collaborates with internal and external vendors, e.g., agencies, printers, and CCHHS staff to develop communications materials and strategies as necessary
Generates and coordinates stories and content for internal and external promotion
Acts as a resource for media representatives, providing accurate, timely and appropriate information
Manages the system's social media activities and engages and builds audiences
Effectively counsels clinical and administrative leaders on communications matters and represents the communications department within the system and community
Keeps accurate documentation of activities and projects, including budgets for each activity
Works effectively and communicates clearly with staff, stakeholders and external contacts
Monitors productivity and quality standards as well as staff adherence to departmental and organizational guidelines
Performs other tasks as assigned in support of the department and health system as a whole
Travels to various locations within Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Reports to the Director of Media, or their designee
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, or Marketing from an accredited institution is required . (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Minimum six(6) years of communications and marketing experience (including digital expertise) is required.
Minimum two (2) years managing communication programs in a professional services, non-for-profit and/or healthcare environment is required .
Minimum two (2) years experience successfully managing and leading others is required.
Duties may involve local travel; possession of a valid driver's license and an insured vehicle is required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Working knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent oral and writing skills, with the ability to adapt communications to different audiences and management levels
Demonstrated competence in project management with strong communications, design, conceptual, organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work with health system governing body, community organizations, the media, and various political entities
Keeps abreast of emerging health care trends and legislative changes, as well as any other factors which may impact CCHHS' positioning by participating in educational activities such as reading professional journals/articles and participating in seminars, webcasts and applicable committees
Ability to exhibit innovation, creativity, and strong technical aptitude
Ability to work cooperatively and efficiently with a variety of people throughout the Hospital system, including physicians, researchers, and administrators with respect for their expertise or field of interest
Ability to provide leadership and effective supervision for staff
Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to represent CCHHS with tact and diplomacy
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
I dentify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.