Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA, United States
Manager, Pr, Marketing
Mar 20, 2020
Internal Communications Manager','200568','Communications','Washington-Seattle','Days','40 hours per week','40 hours per week','Variable','Variable','Monday-Friday','Monday-Friday','','','!*!Honored as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent organization that is focused on transforming health care. True to that vision, we spent this past decade creating and delivering a multitude of innovations. The results? Industry-changing process improvements and initiatives that have revolutionized our ability to eliminate waste, cut costs, and most importantly, improve the quality of services. Our commitment to Team Medicine and the transformation of health care is what built our reputation as a quality leader, and empowers us with the capability to provide rapid access to care through our Virginia Mason Production System.
Internal Communications Manager is responsible for developing, implementing
(through several channels) and leading an internal communication strategy for
Virginia Mason. This includes facilitating the delivery of key messages and
developing strategic communication plans, which drive successful communications
practices across the organization.
The manager oversees the production and distribution of several internal
communications vehicles, including V-Net headlines (intranet site) and News
Briefs (online newsletter for managerial and professional staff). This position
works closely with key contacts in departments throughout VM to increase staff
engagement with the organization’s values, and to promote best practice
communications within, between and among teams. With each communication, the
manager ensures all messages are coordinated and streamlined, and fit with
medical center guidelines.
Internal Communications Manager will have substantial work experience in
organizational communications. The manager must have demonstrated success in
the development and implementation of internal communications tools and
techniques, strategies and plans. The manager will be working closely with
multiple stakeholders and will possess strong presentation skills, experience
in project management, and the ability to work independently.
This position requires excellent written and oral communication and
interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop excellent working
relationships with VM staff and other stakeholders.
Continuing and enhancing a comprehensive internal
Ensuring timely production, distribution and
maintenance of internal communications vehicles, such as V-Net headlines
and News Briefs.
Delivering effective vehicles for executive
communications, such as town halls and staff forums.
Serving as a strategic adviser to executives and key
stakeholders on important organizational communications initiatives.
Executing internal communications campaigns
aligned with organizational objectives.
Ensuring key messages are reinforced at all
levels of the organization.
Coaching others on internal communications
Serving as communications liaison during
crisis communications and command center activity.
Measuring effectiveness of communications
on a regular basis and recommending improvements as necessary.
Synthesizing and segmenting complex
information into concise, easy to understand copy (emphasis on creative
thinking, not creative writing).
Working closely with key contacts in
departments throughout VM to increase staff engagement with the
Acting as focal point for coordinating
internal communications across the organization.
This position requires at least five to seven years’ experience in
organizational communications and a four-year degree in Communications,
Marketing or Business Administration and health care experience is preferred.
Proven skills are needed in long-range internal communications planning and
application of communications theory. Program analysis and evaluation are also
required. Strong writing, editing and organizational skills are a must. The
Internal Communications Manager must possess extensive experience working with
senior leadership, and be able to work well in team environments and under
deadline pressure. Expertise in measuring the effectiveness of different
internal communications strategies and approaches is critical.
Preferred qualifications include advanced course work in communications
and professional accreditation.Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ','Internal Communications Manager
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Website : http://www.virginiamason.org