Senior Communications Specialist – Public Affairs

03 Nov, 2021


Senior Communications Specialist – Public Affairs

Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ
Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the nation’s best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.

Position description
Mayo Clinic Research is defining new boundaries in possibility, focusing on discovering, translating and applying scientific breakthroughs to address the unmet needs of patients. This position will work with the Research Administration Communications team to support the strategic priorities of the Research shield in Arizona.

The Senior Communications Specialist is an expert in their field of communications, media relations, social media, digital, news and/or staff engagement communications activities. The Senior Specialist will take an active leadership role across Mayo Clinic to understand business objectives and build communications strategies and plans to support those objectives. This individual will provide strategic communications consultation and guidance to various clients, and will plan, drive, implement, monitor and measure results of communications plans to advance Mayo Clinic’s mission, strategic plan and business objectives. Develops and executes functional and cross-functional plans to advance Mayo Clinic’s strategic plan. Manages complex and cross-functional projects through entire project life cycle to achieve objectives and measure results. Proactively seeks opportunities to build and improve positive relationships with colleagues, leaders and experts. Serves as a role model for others and represents Mayo Clinic internally and externally. Demonstrates understanding of audience dynamics and tailors delivery to achieve objectives among varied audiences. Conveys confidence, clarity and transparency in communications with stakeholders and leaders. Proactively contributes to business planning and strategy development. Proactively drives strategies and tactics forward to execution. Leads teams and provides leadership to others, including contractors and third parties, to drive execution.

*This position is a combination of remote and onsite support work. Individual must live within driving distance to the Mayo Clinic Arizona campus.

**Cover letter and Resume are required for application consideration.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field, which may include liberal arts, business, communications, marketing, healthcare, or similar field, plus 5 years professional experience in a relevant field.

Additional qualifications
Proven expertise in creating and executing communications strategies based upon business objectives. Requires strong leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, active listening, persuasive oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal skills. Proven communications consultative, planning and execution abilities. Must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style and collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must possess high personal motivation supporting a strong work ethic, flexibility, and creativity. Must possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively to drive forward multiple projects. Has a positive influence on others. Position requires occasional travel and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as necessary.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $3171.20, based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
Must be able to work 8-hour shift Monday through Friday between 7 AM and 7 PM. Onsite support work needed occasionally on the Mayo Clinic Arizona campus.

*This position is a combination of remote and onsite support work. Individual must live within driving distance to the Mayo Clinic Arizona campus.

**Cover letter and Resume are required for application consideration.

Weekend schedule
Occasional weekend and evening based on business needs.


Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny “desert metropolis” offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city’s more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region’s desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Job posted: 2021-11-03