Corporate Communications Consultant

Category: 
Corporate Communications

Job Summary

The Corporate Communications Consultant will be charged with managing the overall corporate communications program for Stamford Health. They will serve as a communications resource for the Executive Team and support system-wide efforts such as Culture & Engagement, Just Culture, and Culture of Safety. They will prepare the annual corporate communications plan and messaging platform for the organization.

Major Accountabilities/Critical Responsibilities

  • A strategic thinker able to contribute at a senior level in addition to strong operational and delivery skills;
  • Maturity and credibility to lead a communications function providing excellence in all fields of communication;
  • A team leader who can energize and motivate his or her staff but also build, develop and work with functional experts spanning all disciplines within the team;
  • A team player comfortable operating at the most senior levels within the company and outside it and capable of building strong links with Corporate Communications;
  • Creative thinker, able to conceive unconventional solutions in support of rapid growth;
  • Strong influencing skills to win the support of department managers and to provide leadership of functional staff over whom he or she may not have direct line responsibility; 
  • Dynamic and high energy, able to perform well under deadline pressure.
  • Be responsible for all written communications, including electronic and print communications with staff and physicians, contributions to company publications, marketing materials, websites and client/community engagement communications,
  • Work with other functions including HR, IT, Safety and Medical Staff Office to support their communications needs,
  • Provide strategic counsel to Executive Leadership  and senior management teams, and department heads  to build and protect corporate brand name and image;
  • Provide change management communications strategies for major corporate decisions, acquisitions and integrations;
  • Manage an annual budget for the Corporate Communications Function.  

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in corporate /internal communications within a corporate or agency environment. Work in healthcare or similar industry preferred.
  • Exceptional writing ability, editing and project management skills. Experience working with and presenting in front of high-level executives.
  • Knowledge of current social media monitoring applications and tracking programs for internal communications. 
  • Desire and proven capability to provide creative feedback and solutions to communications challenges.
  • Passion to work and grow within a leading regional health system.
  • Comfortable working both independently and with a diverse team; ability to collaborate creatively and productively in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and heavy work volume; work well under pressure and deadlines; flexible and adaptable to unexpected changes in environment.

EDUCATION:     

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field is required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred. 

Please email resume and cover letter to Jean Hitchcock, jhitchcock@stamhealth.org, to apply.

Please submit resume to:
Job Location: 
Stamford, CT
Name: 
Melissa Weisstuch
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