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Senior Communication Specialist 10/11/2017

Methodist Houston, TX

Company
Methodist
Location
Houston, TX
AJE Ref #
579727224
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
34289
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY
The NTW Senior Communications Specialist will provide key support to the business development marketing, communications and public relations director in the areas of executive communications, employee press releases, and internal communications, including the employee newsletter and web writing. The NTW Communications Specialist must have a strong interest in internal communications, excellent writing and creative skills, and the ability to tailor messages for a range of different internal audiences, throughout the organization.

Describe the general duties this role is designed to accomplish.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Select the applicable age group(s) of primary customers/patients served by this position.

Not applicable
Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Preschooler (3-6 years)
School Age (6-12 years)
Adolescence (12-18 years)
Young Adult (19-40 Years)
Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
Mature Adult (65 years and older)

ICARE VALUES (20%)
System and department specific ICARE values

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital s Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation. Please include % breakout of tasks/essential functions.

PEOPLE (20%)
1. Support internal communications team with assigned projects such as HR projects, Magnet communications, and other internal projects as assigned.
2. Lead the HMSL Employee Activity Committee and schedule onsite employee activities

FINANCE (10%)
1. Manage Employee Activity budget along with marketing budget as related to internal communications

QUALITY/SAFETY (20%)
1. Write executive leadership communications which include correspondences as assigned, which includes, but is not limited to, thank you notes, emails, memos and talking points
2. Prepare hospital employee newsletter (mailed) and e-newsletter
3. Support social media sites (Facebook)

SERVICE (15%)
1. Assist marketing, communications and public relations director with production of direct mail for employees
2. Create message board communications for all staff lounges

GROWTH/INNOVATION (15%)
1. Develop, implement and measure a comprehensive communication plan for Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors in journalism, public relations or communications preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
At least five years of experience in communications or documented success in a marketing and communications internship

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Please list below the required and optional Licenses, Certifications and Registrations. If multiple licenses/certs/registrations are available specify the preferred license/cert for the job.

Required Licenses:
Optional License:

Required Certificates:
Optional Certificates

Required Registrations:
Optional Registrations:

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Excellent interpersonal relationships with key clients internally and externally
Proficiency in word processing, computer and email
Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened its doors to Northwest Houston in December 2000. In May 2010, a major expansion on the 52-acre campus doubled the size of the hospital, brining more expertise, more state-of-the-art technology and more specialized care to the community. With 251 licensed beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1,600 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was specifically designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community. APPLY.