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1/6/2018
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Senior Executive Communications Manager
Children's National Health System | Silver Spring, Maryland
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree is preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5-8 years of experience in corporate or executive communications strongly preferred.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Previous experience in executive speechwriting required. Experience in a health care system, science or medical institution preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, knowledge of AP style. Basic project management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to work autonomously and offer solutions to problems. Consistently able to display independent thinking and assume responsibility for projects. Displays sound judgment and is able to make independent decisions guided by the business goals of the department and organization. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize workload. Knowledge of MS Office. Basic experience with video editing and design software. Experience with SharePoint and newsletter content management systems.


Required Licenses and Certifications




Functional Accountabilities

Speechwriting
  1. Previous experience in executive speechwriting required. Experience in a health care system, science or medical institution preffered. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, knowlege of AP style. Basic project management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to work autonomously and offer solutions to problems. Consistently able to display independent thinking and assume responsibility for projects. Displays sound judgment and is able to make independent decisions guided by the business goals of the department and organization. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize workload. Knowledge of MS Office. Basic experience with video editing and design software. Experience with Sharepoint and newsletter content management systems.
  2. Conceptualize, research, conduct interviews and write various communication materials for different audiences.
  3. Communicate information of a highly complex nature in a clear, precise, and compelling way.
  4. Create and use tools to measure and monitor the effectiveness of communications activities.
  5. Coordinate topics and messaging with PRM Leadership, Chief of Staff, Foundation, government affairs and other key departments in order to prioritize messages and material is consistent with CNHS branding and positioning.
  6. Monitor and analyze developments and major issues pertaining to pediatric health systems, academic medical centers and the business of health care to ensure that these topics are appropriately addressed and articulated.
  7. Create corresponding briefing documents as needed for CEO's speaking engagements. Ensure briefings for all of the CEO's speaking engagements accurately reflect information discussed during remark preparation.
Thought Leadership
  1. Develop topics working in conjunction with PRM, Chief of Staff and government affairs.
  2. Write, edit, and produce a variety of letters to the editor, articles, videos, blogs, digital content and other communications to further position CNHS as a leading voice in pediatric health care nationally.
  3. Write clear, compelling prose in different styles, voices, and tones to effectively communicate to multiple audiences.
  4. Determine distribution methods and work with media outlets and journalists to place pieces.
Communication Consultant
  1. Build relationships with key stakeholders, and develop and maintain strong working relationships with departments to ensure consistent content, messaging and timing of communications.
  2. Serve as a consultant to CEO and other executives.
  3. Recommend and implement strategies and tactics to meet team's goals and enhance Children's strategic goals.
  4. Develop and sustain contacts with subject matter experts to include physicians, nurses, other staff members and constituents.
Executive Communication
  1. Ensure that all remarks and other public statements prepared for the CEO, including those prepared by other offices, are accurate, fact-checked and copy edited.
  2. Identify and explore new avenues to effectively communicate the CEO's message to appropriate audiences.
  3. Accompany CEO, when appropriate, to speaking engagements and/or attend speaking engagements on a regular basis. Provide feedback to the CEO.
  4. Explore new and innovative channels for communicating, such as videos, photos, podcasts, blogs, etc.
  5. Assist in the response to crisis situations to develop messages and communicate to a variety of internal and external audiences.
  6. Assist with CEO correspondence as requested.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.