Director, Strategic Communications

29 Apr, 2019


Director, Strategic Communications

Children's National Health System
Silver Spring, MD
The Director of Strategic Communications for Children’s National is responsible for internal and external communications that promote and protect the reputation of the organization, engage stakeholders and advance the organizational mission. The director develops comprehensive, goal-driven communication strategies and cultivates a high-performing team encompassing media relations, employee and stakeholder communications, social media, executive communications and crisis response. The Director is a key liaison with many departments, including clinical and research departments, operations, fundraising, legal, government relations and community affairs. The position reports to the VP, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Children’s National.Minimum Education
Bachelor’s DegreeSpecific Requirements and Preferences
Communications, marketing, public relations or a related field (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
10 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
5 years supervisory management plus: (Required)
* Experience overseeing internal and external communications functions (Required)
* Experience in media relations programs that require frequent engagement with national, top tier media (Required)
* Experience communicating with a large, diverse employee base. (Required)
* Experience leading teams of professional communicators (Required)
* Experience leading the relevant functions within a hospital, academic institution, or a large, decentralized organization of similar complexity (Required)
Experience in a hospital system is preferred (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Understands the role of strategic public relations and corporate communications functions within integrated marketing and communications programs.
Possesses excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
Has a proven ability to develop successful strategies across multiple audiences that meet targeted goals and objectives.
Can plan and monitor budgeted resources and expenditures accurately.
Has strong collaboration skills, including ability to actively listen, build consensus and earn trust
Possesses team leadership and mentoring skills.

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Job posted: 2019-04-29