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Director of Communications

Baton Rouge, LA, USA | Leading Healthcare - Hospitals Company

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Marketing
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Responsible for building effective partnerships and relationships with business unit leadership to collaborate, develop and implement internal communication strategies and programs.


Essential Functions:

Partners with the business leaders to develop business unit internal communications strategy that aligns with corporate communications overall strategy.

Develops and implements plans and programs to drive business performance and/or manage business issues and opportunities.

Generates engaging, strategic communications via the most impactful channel.

Implements change management strategies within communications which accelerate and maximize employee acceptance, adoption and behavior changes of business unit’s initiatives.

Measures impact and refining communications programs based on metrics.

Ensures a mix of internal communications channels for company news and information so that all employees are connected to the organization's culture, mission, vision and strategy.

Serves as a communications expert and strategic communications counselor to business leaders regarding business plans (i.e. organizational restructuring and corporate initiatives).

Partners with business unit leadership and HR business partner(s) to facilitate two-way communications and feedback sharing between leadership and employees. 

Serves as a strategic and tactical partner to the People team, especially for complicated and sensitive communications around leadership departures, care center closures, etc.

Develops the communication planning, design and implementation approach for M&A pre-announcement, announcement to close and first 100 days.

In coordination with VP of Marketing and Communications and other teams, manages crisis communications in business unit.

Monitors and evaluates employee performance. Holds employees accountable for the attainment of defined goals and objectives. Executes effective performance redirection when needed. Develops employees through coaching, mentoring, and formal/on the job training and development opportunities.


Qualifications:

 

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in corporate communications, marketing or related field.

Ten (10+) years’ experience in corporate or employee communications and working closely with senior level management, providing counsel and advice on internal communications strategies and tactics.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong and versatile writing skills with proven experience in developing clear, concise and compelling communications under time pressure.

Strong strategic thinking with demonstrated ability to conceptualize, develop and execute various communications approaches.

Excellent project management skills and ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 


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