The Communications Specialist is passionate about employee experience, is a skilled and strategic storyteller, and brings an entrepreneurial spirit to their work. They thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and thrive by encouraging two-way communication, building trust and promoting positive culture.
One part of a large, dynamic team of communicators, the Communications Specialist is skilled at building relationships across departments and functions and enjoys working collaboratively to define strategy and success for the organization.
The incumbent sees opportunity in ambiguity and drives outcomes with speed and thoughtfulness. The Communications Specialist sees the communications role as dynamic. The right candidate appreciates innovation, looks for ways to positively impact workplace culture, and always has an eye on improving team member experience.
Expect rewarding work in helping advance an important mission, and a chance to grow and change within an industry-leading organization.
Partner across the organization to determine strategy, plan, and measure Gain insight of stakeholders, issues, communication trends and environmental considerations.
Understand core organizational strategies and business needs as well as owned and partner brands
Understand core audiences and channels
Understand communications best practices
Gather appropriate data and information from disparate sources
Develop strategies for internal/external communications and leverage key insights and functional expertise.
Identify communication tactics for specific business partner needs or initiatives
Identify opportunities to foster employee, physician and community engagement
Use consistent processes, templates and tools to execute plans
Create communications that achieve results.
Produce content for electronic and print publication
Create and update web content
Coordinate high-touch communication tactics like employee forums, leader rounding, community events
Monitor effectiveness of all communication tactics and adjust approaches as needed
Track expenses and ensure projects are within budget
Develop and foster relationships with colleagues
Evaluate communication performance (effectiveness and efficiency).
Measure desired outcomes
Apply learnings to planning process
Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, organizational psychology or related field.
3 years of experience in strategic/corporate communications, public affairs, human resources or related field.
Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organizations with multiple locations.
Corporate communications and health care experience
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft office suite, Internet authoring tools, desktop publishing tools.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.