• Public Engagement Coordinator

    Job ID 2020-34883
    Area of Interest
    Marketing & Communications
    Location Name
    70th & SPW Admin Offices
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Public Relations
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Primary Location : State/Province
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


    The public engagement coordinator will oversee and assist with various functions within the public engagement team which includes public relations and social media. This person will have responsibilities predominantly to support public relations including reporting and tracking media results; proactive and reactive media relations; and assisting with development of content for the On the Pulse blog. This person will also work with broadcast media to oversee and produce television segments.

    The public engagement coordinator will also serve as an administrative support person for the public engagement team which includes managing some vendor relationships, developing press lists, budget tracking and scheduling meetings.

    The role also includes splitting the 24/7 on-call public relations schedule with other members of the public relations team.


    Required Education/Experience:
    - High School graduate or equivalent
    - Minimum one year experience in marketing, communications, public relations, or related discipline
    - Experience in creating, developing, and publication of marketing and communications materials
    - Experience with media relations and social media
    - Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management

    Required Credentials:
    - Current Washington State Drivers License may be required for specific positions

    - Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, business, health care administration, or related field
    - Experience writing public relations materials, such as press releases, media advisories and blog posts, with knowledge of Associated Press style
    Experience in copyediting print and online communications
    - Experience writing journalistic news and feature style articles
    - Experience in marketing, media/public relations, or communications in a health care field or non-profit organization
    - Experience working with broadcast media

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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