Director, Global Communications and Public Affairs, Healthcare

29 Apr, 2019


Director, Global Communications and Public Affairs, Healthcare

Mountain View, CA

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 15 years of relevant communications experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with large research and clinical organizations in healthcare, both in the U.S. and globally.
  • Familiarity with the dynamics of fast-moving technology organizations.
  • Ability to quickly learn complex research, technology, and business structures.
  • Ability to focus and prioritize given a fast-moving set of projects and teams.
  • Ability to create and implement new, appealing ways to communicate our work.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

About the job

As the Director of Global Communications and Public Affairs for Healthcare, you will be both internal and external facing, leading a team of communications experts. You are passionate about improving care for people and earning trust and will work directly with media as well as oversee internal communications under time pressure with high stakes. You’ll advise our leaders on opportunities and issues that arise at the intersection of healthcare and technology and be able to anticipate issues before they happen. You’re comfortable with ambiguity and able to navigate across widely disparate projects and teams in a highly complex and constantly shifting space.

We help inform and educate users, advertisers, partners, opinion leaders–and our own employees–about the benefits of Google’s products, our distinctive company culture/values and our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. You are quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious. To succeed in this role, you’ll you are willing to try new things and can manage numerous projects with tight deadlines. Things happen quickly at Google, and to do great work, you need to be an enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally with partners across PR, comms, marketing, product and beyond.


  • Lead a small team of communications professionals, internal and external, and develop high-level, long-term communication strategy focused on trust. Ensure the team executes down to the details.
  • Serve our health leaders on their executive communications, ensuring they’re effectively communicating how they’re leading our health efforts. Develop key relationships with press and help handle difficult news cycles.
  • Track and understand a range of complex and technical research projects, products, and partnerships and guide towards public announcements.
  • Understand the issues in healthcare and technology — particularly how Google changes the equation — and be able to anticipate how these will play out in the coming years.
  • Manage internal collaboration with partners across functions (Communications, Policy, Legal, HR, Operations, etc.) and geographies, as well as in other health-related efforts not directly part of this team.

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Job posted: 2019-04-29