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Communication & Public Affairs

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We need our brand to stand out from the crowd, and our communications gurus make this possible. They are geniuses behind the bold, positive, and unique Kaiser Permanente brand. We need to add more outstanding public affairs experts to our exciting team to unleash their creativity and ensure our company's reputation accurately reflects the outstanding work we do.

Communications Consultant

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 708715 Date posted: 06/14/2018
Description: Responsible for providing complex communications consultation, communications planning, implementation and recommended solutions for multiple Kaiser Permanente programs and projects (targeting both internal and external audiences) to meet organizational brand and reputation goals.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and implement communications plans and tactics to fulfill the strategic and operational goals and objectives of the program developed by the communications practice leader for his/her clients to deliver, promote and protect the organization's brand and reputation.
  • Provide communications consulting to internal clients on internal and external communications programs, projects and tactics. Consulting activity will vary from verbal communications or advice on communications issues to providing written customized communications plans.
  • Strategize with client, writes creative briefs, researches and analyzes information, prepares presentations (PowerPoint presentations, speeches and talking points), plans logistics, and manages overall coordination.
  • Ensure content is consistent with the Kaiser Permanente brand in terms of tone, manner, and messaging.
  • Manage and complete multiple assignments in short time frames and coordinate diverse projects and activities into a cohesive and strategic program for a single client or for a program.
  • Acquire the input and resources of other communications staff in the organization to fulfill the objectives of communication plans and projects on behalf of communications practice leaders' clients.
  • Coordinates the deliverables of other communicators in the organization to ensure that special projects are in compliance with negotiated timelines/financial allocations.
  • Implement measures to determine effectiveness of communications programs and create plans to improve results.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working in a complex corporate communications environment with demonstrated excellence in developing, implementing and monitoring strategic communications programs.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, english, business administration or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Thorough knowledge of policies, practices and systems.
  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
  • Full knowledge of industry practices.
  • Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with executives who lead a complex organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a corporate communications department on a team with professional communicators.
  • Demonstrated strong project and time management skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Develop and implement communications plans and tactics to fulfill the strategic and operational goals and objectives of the Office 365 Program
  • Demonstrate experience developing compelling written and visual content in print, web and live meetings

  • Manage and complete multiple assignments in short time frames and coordinate diverse projects and activities




    Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway One Kaiser Plaza Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: External Affairs / Relations Department: Office 365 Program Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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    Communications combines numerous interrelated departments dedicated to advancing the Kaiser Permanente mission, promoting and protecting the Kaiser Permanente brand, and supporting the success of its strategy, including Corporate Communications, Issues and Brand Management, Public Relations, Media and Stakeholder Relations, Public Affairs, and more — both internally and externally.

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