External Communications Manager

01 May, 2022


External Communications Manager

University Health (UH)
Kansas City, MO

If you want to work where the action is, University Health (UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. UH is comprised of three campuses:


UH Heath Sciences District is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital, University Health serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health 1 building, UH’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center. We have just opened University Health 2, which will house all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.


UH Lakewood is located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families.  UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.


UH Behavioral Health is the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The Healing Canvas Building, located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.



Job Description

Under the direction of the Managing Director, External Communications, the External Communications Manager develops and manages external communications plans to support the organization’s external communications strategy – leveraging print, digital, and social media tools. The External  Communications Manager counsels and supports the organization’s external-facing teams including the organization’s  Charitable Foundation in determining the best strategies and tactics to achieve their communication goals and engage constituents.  The External Communications Manager will use his/her established writing, editing and digital media skills to collaborate with clients and other PR team members to highlight the organization’s role as THE essential health system in the KC Metro as an academic medical center that cares for ALL in the community.



  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations or related field
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Minimum of five years of experience in either Journalism, marketing, public relations or communications
  • Strong presentation and one-on-one communication skills, ability to interview, write & collaborate with video editor
  • Proficiency in use of computer hardware and software
  • Refined project-management skills and organized work habits
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Willingness to provide writing and communication samples through application process



  • Healthcare experience

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Job posted: 2022-05-01