University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Position Summary: Provide leadership to the Internal Communications unit within the UI Health Care Marketing and Communications department. This includes creating communications plans and messaging, change management consultation, research, and coordinating communications for internal audiences (including staff, faculty, and patients and visitors); supervising Internal Communications staff; and financial oversight of the unit. Responsible for initiating continuous process improvement.
Message Development and Implementation
Collaborate with managers, department heads and senior leaders to develop appropriate messages for internal audiences.
Develop and implement communications plans.
Provide editorial support of various marketing initiatives, projects, etc.
Write and edit material for various internal communications channels.
Plan and execute town halls and other internal communication forums.
Serve as liaison to several departments/units.
Participate in UI Health Care committees.
Identify and implement metrics and other key performance indicators for internal communications efforts.
Assist marketing endeavors; contribute to building UI Health Care brand; support service initiatives.
Be an advocate for consistent, correct usage of style guidelines, including UI Health Care, UI, and AP style applications.
Lead strategic planning for and provide consultation to UI Health Care leaders regarding internal/employee communications.
Identify and champion new channels of communications that support employee engagement.
Maintain knowledge of best practices in internal communications.
Plan and activate internal communications during emergency preparedness drills and real-time events.
Provide information and advice to division director during budget development and monitor unit budget throughout fiscal year
Event planning and budget management
Recommend for hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Internal Communications staff members.
May provide direction, assignments, and feedback to student workers and/or staff.
Please attach a resume, cover letter and 3 writing samples as part of the application process. Apply at https://uiowa.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/communications-manager-1974.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or English or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
3-5 years of experience in employee and/or organizational communication.
Knowledge of and ability to develop, produce and distribute news, newsletters and other communications materials targeted at the employees.
Excellent verbal & interpersonal communication skills.Ability to present to large and small groups.
Excellent writing skills; experience writing a wide variety of materials—short news items, emails, web content, brochures, etc.
Proven management and team building skills; ability to provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.
Ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient use of technical and administrative resources, to achieve project objectives.
Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative environment.
Proficient in computer software applications.
Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism or English preferred.
7 to 10 years of experience in employee and/or organizational communication.
Experience working in marketing or communications in an academic medical center or large hospital/health care system
Membership in the professional association related to the field of communications.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning.
Knowledge of tools and techniques for developing web-based dissemination of information.
Internal Number: 19001336
About University of Iowa Health Care
University of Iowa Health Care is an integrated, internationally recognized academic medical center that includes University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; and University of Iowa Physicians, Iowa's largest multi-specialty medical and surgical group practice. To learn more, visit our website at http://www.uihc.org.