Assistant Director Communications Lvl E – Public Affairs
Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.
SHIFT II: (8:00am – 4:00pm)
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Assist the Director of Communications in all areas of the day-to-day operations of the Public Affairs office. NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County’s Office of Public Affairs has expanded its operations, undertaking new functions to modernize and advance the communications of the hospital both internally and externally. This includes producing a monthly magazine-designed employee update, community update, corporate videos, event videos, documentary-style photography, creating press releases, engaging with the media, and content creation for social media accounts.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serves as a point of contact on a 24/7 basis for press and media requests as assigned by Director of Communications; coordinates public responses for review related to media requests
• Responsible for creating quality written material including press releases, brochures, flyers, tip sheets, expert alerts, social media content, briefing documents, talking points and presentations for speeches; prepares staff for press interviews
• Ensures website and intranet content is accurate, up-to-date and accessible
• Handles daily maintenance of KCH intranet and social media outlets.
• Manages department projects in the department’s project management system
• Attends community meetings and events for marketing purpose, and to build relationships with community members and community based organizations
• Supports director in the creation of proactive press strategies emphasizing Kings County’s positive impact on the community.
• Serve as the liaison to the hospitals Community Advisory Board
• Attend CAB & Community Outreach meetings
• Tracks public reach for website, intranet and social media site and report findings
• Manages digital advertising initiatives, including Social Media
• Collaborate with medical staff and administrators to identify priority areas for outreach
• Conduct research to determine which outlets to target and develop pitches accordingly
• Produce monthly employee update
• Supervise freelancers and support staff
• Report on the outcomes of media/public relations activities, and participate in performance improvement initiatives.
• Attend meetings for Public Affairs, Intergovernmental Relations, etc.
• Manages Director of Communications Calendar and performs other duties as assigned.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The new Assistant Director of Communications will prepare and manage correspondence, reports and documents, support the management of the hospital’s social media accounts, assist the Director with intergovernmental relations, graphic design, photography, videography, content creation for the hospital’s monthly employee update, taking and distributing minutes of meetings, engaging in community outreach, maintaining schedules and calendars, implementing and maintaining office and filing systems, collating information from various sources, maintaining databases, serving as a central point for disseminating inter-departmental communication, and coordinating the flow of information externally and internally. Hiring a multifaceted Assistant Director of Communications will support the hospital’s progress in getting more done to reach a larger audience effectively and efficiently.
1. A Master’s degree in Arts or Science with a specialization in hospital administration, health
care administration, administrative medicine or in public health when conferred for a
program in hospital administration, from an approved college or university; or a
Baccalaureate degree; and,
2. One (1) year of administrative experience and background; or,
3. An equivalent combination of training, education and experience in related fields and
educational disciplines; and,
4. General knowledge of policies and programs utilized in the operation of a health care facility,
ability to assimilate and analyze data, to recommend action based on analytical findings, and
to assist in the solution of complex problems in health care administration and management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public/media relations, community relations, government relations, and external and internal communications.
Compelling and persuasive storytelling with strong written and verbal communication skills.
COMPUTER PROGRAMS/SOFTWARE OPERATED
Final Cut Pro
How To Apply
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Job posted: 2020-11-13