Communications and Public Affairs Manager

27 Aug, 2022


Communications and Public Affairs Manager

Pen Bay Medical Center
Rockport, ME


The Communications and Public Affairs Manager drafts, manages and executes communications consistent with department, stakeholder and organization plans, mission and values and in alignment with the overall MaineHealth system strategy. Responsibilities include creating copy and editing communications, overseeing their proper formatting and delivery to the appropriate audiences through the appropriate channels, as well as managing select department functions or service relationships. May develop specific communication strategies and plans with guidance from the Director or Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs. May also closely manage and own specific functions of the department identified by department leadership, including media, emergency, clinical and leadership communications, web site and social media presence as well as relationships with high-value stakeholders. The Communications and Public Affairs Manager will report to the Director or Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

    1. Education: Bachelor’s degree required, with an emphasis in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related field preferred.
    2. License/Certifications: N/A
    3. Experience: A minimum of 3-5 years of progressive experience in marketing, planning, communications, public relations, market research, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in a healthcare setting. Project/process management, account management or related capabilities a plus.
    4. Incumbent must have analytical skills and creative experience necessary to address targeted messages to a variety of audiences.
    5. Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability communicate effectively with others and to speak in public, listen effectively, interview and gather pertinent information from sources at all levels in the organization, and work with varying levels of staff.
    6. Able to work well under pressure and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    7. Must be flexible and adaptable to unexpected changes





Additional Information 

MaineHealth was ranked a Best-In-State Employer in 2021 and one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual’s needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Additional Information

MaineHealth is a health system whose members and affiliates include hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and support services. Learn more about this system at

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Job posted: 2022-08-27