Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, developing marketing and/or communication for internal and/or external audiences and channels, and demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the team’s and department’s activities and priorities. This position provides mentorship and training to teammates and partners with department management on systemwide strategic program planning initiatives that align with the priorities of Seattle Children’s hospital, research institute and foundation. This work involves initiating, developing, coordinating, implementing and/or evaluating marketing and/or communication plans related to these projects and initiatives. Other responsibilities include: providing marketing and/or communications consultation and support to leaders, communications staff, clients and work teams for projects and initiatives that span multiple audiences and vehicles; advanced project management skills are required. In addition, responsibilities may include content development for a variety of channels including newsletters, websites, blogs, presentations, key messages, etc.; assisting with production and distribution of internal and/or external publications/collateral; updating content on Seattle Children’s intranet and/or external website; project management; message development for senior leaders; and communication support during crisis situations. While this role mentors and trains teammates, it does not include direct supervision of team members. Roles in the following teams rotate and help coordinate 24/7 on-call responsibilities with their teammates: Internal communications; Patient and Family Education and Communications; Public Engagement; and Research MarComm. Communication managers who are part of other teams may have infrequent on-call responsibilities, as needed.
The communications manager will initiate, develop, direct, implement and evaluate a variety of marketing and communication efforts in support of Seattle Children’s Research Division goals, initiatives and operations.
Specifically, this role will provide strategic communication guidance and lead the development and execution of an executive communications strategy for the Chief Research Operations Officer (CROO), Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and other senior executives within the Research Division. This includes, but not limited to:
This role will also support communications for a new multi-year initiative focused on administrative transformation and improvement for the Research Institute; manage other internal and external marketing and communication projects, and write and update content on Seattle Children’s intranet.
This position will be a hybrid of onsite and remote work.
- Bachelor’s degree in in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or closely related field
- A minimum of seven years experience in a marketing and/or communications role
- Experience working as a marketing and/or communications professional in a healthcare setting.
- Experience managing complex, multi-faceted communication plans involving multiple stakeholders and audiences.
- Advanced experience with project management at multiple levels of an organization.
- Experience with crisis/reactive communication, including response and support.
- Experience writing for print and online channels (e.g., newsletters; flyers; brochures; websites; blogs; etc.).
- Experience with Associated Press style and adherence to editorial and graphic standards.
- Experience with photography and/or image editing software (e.g., PhotoShop).
- Experience with web content management systems/HTML.
- Experience developing messaging with an equity, diversity and inclusion focus, and an understanding of EDI principles like unconsious/implicit bias, social determinants of health, etc.
- Experience providing marketing and/or communications consultation and support to senior leaders.
- Experience writing for multiple audience types and health literacy levels.
- Experience analyzing and using data to make decisions.
This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.
Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.
Seattle Children's offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.
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