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Director Internal Communications - Eden Prairie MN

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UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN

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No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)This position reports to the Vice President of Internal Communications. The role supports business line or functional internal communications needs, including setting the strategic direction and executing on a communication plan and any hoc needs. In addition, assigned duties will also include the leadership of enterprise - wide communication vehicles or tactics that help support the mission and priorities of the organization. This role will direct the work of a small team of communications professional(s) and participate on the communications senior leader team.Primary Responsibilities:Define, develop and implement overall communication strategies based on identified needs of the business. Provide recommendations and influence decisions to address these communications needs Leads key internal communications activities across Optum, driving ongoing awareness and understanding of the priorities of the business and how employees’ work positively impacts the health care system Partners with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), leads the strategic and tactical ideation efforts and the development of integrated internal communications plans. Owns the end - to - end process including segmentation strategies across the employee base and developing a relevant messaging platform for the various constituents and segments Fosters strong, collaborative working relationships with the business executives, and reflects their priorities in both ongoing and opportunistic communications programs and events. Builds trust and respect for communications function across the organization Leads a team of people with clarity of direction and alignment of goals to deliver on communication strategies and tactics across and between all layers of the organization.  Provides direction and mentorship to the team to develop strategies and deploy tactics that meet the requirements of the business Leads planning and execution of quick - turn, opportunistic communication for internal audiences covering events, business milestone achievements and wins, including managing confidential and sensitive issues  Identify and ensure involvement of appropriate stakeholders in the development. Review and approval of communications plans to ensure alignment with business objectives and success metrics Work with senior management on positioning and messaging for internal stakeholders including hands on content development for presentations, podcasts, organizational change messages, video scripts, etc. Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Communications,  Journalism, Public Relations or other related discipline 7 years of corporate communications experience within a matrix organization 5 years of project management experience 7 years of professional writing and editing experience Content management experience Experience working with emerging technology (i.e., blogs, pod casting, etc.) Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint Demonstrated proficiency in SharePoint applications, HTML creation and use and other related communications or publishing programs Must be willing to take writing assessment Preferred Qualifications:Strong influencing and persuasion skills Healthcare communications experience Ability to effectively communicate and present information to diverse populations Strong interpersonal and leadership skills Internal communications experience Experience deploying multiple media modes for internal communications, including existing and emerging channelsCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world’s large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.Job Keywords: communications, matric organization, SharePoint, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

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About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term

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