Director External Communications in Altamonte Springs, FL at Adventist Health System Corporate Office

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Director / Executive
  • Travel
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  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Adventist Health System Corporate Office

Job Description

If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you!
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Director External Communications position that will be based in our Communications department. This position is based at our corporate office in Altamonte Springs, FL.  
This position provides the opportunity to lead the External Communications Team to successfully develop and execute strategies and tactics that promote Adventist Health System, its executive leaders and its facilities to all external stakeholders, including media, the public, partners, vendors and government and community leaders. The Director of External Communications will bring experience and a proven track record of success to effectively oversee media and publicity, crisis communication and the development of strategies, content and tools that enhance the image and reputation of Adventist Health system and advance its business objectives.
Specific job duties include:
  • Develops and implements strategic communication plans that effectively reach external stakeholders nationally and throughout the enterprise, this includes the research, crafting, execution and evaluation of the plans
  • Provide CEO and other senior executives with writing, presentation preparation and staff support at interviews, events and conferences
  • Facilitates proactive and reactive media coverage for local, statewide, national and international media (including print, television, radio, web and social) to promote AHS initiatives, leaders, research, mission, community outreach and events
  • Oversees and collaborates with the Digital Marketing team Adventist Health System external channels including social media accounts and news on the website
  • Manages external communications team, including training, performance management, project assignment and allocation of resources including approval for scheduling of staff
  • Works closely with system communication leaders in the marketplace, seeking and identifying ways to partner, share best practices and information and publicize /amplify their successes
  • Acts as a consultant and strategic thought partner to AHS leadership, as well as marketplace communication teams, on media strategies, including crisis communication
  • Proactively identifies emerging issues and mitigates potential impacts
  • Manages consulting engagements and deadline-driven projects in support of specific business objectives
  • Builds and nurtures positive internal and external relationships to help effectively deliver integrated communication strategies
  • Leads a continuous improvement process to integrate new trends, technology, tools and best-practices in reputation management, media distribution and tracking, and positioning of the corporation and its executives
Experience Requirements:
  • Ten-year relevant experience. 
  • Minimum 5-year experience in writing within the healthcare industry. 
  • Media relations experience required
Educational Requirements:
  • 4-year college degree in business management, public relations, journalism or communications. 
Knowledge and Skills Required:
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, organizational and project management skills; proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding and effectiveness in media relations 
  • Proven ability to maintain confidential information and interface with all levels of employees, including executives
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new communications practices and determine ways to apply marketplace trends
  • Demonstrated ability generating and executing creative ideas
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite
If this position sounds like a great match for your skills set and experience, please apply online now!

Position Location:  
Job:  Director / Executive
Organization:  Adventist Health System Corporate Office
Primary Location:  US-FL-Altamonte Springs
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Director
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Aug 15, 2018, 9:43:48 AM

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