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Senior Communication Consultant

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 769299 Date posted: 02/07/2019
Description:

Responsible for providing complex communications consultation, communications planning, implementation and recommended solutions for large organization initiatives (targeting both internal and external audiences) to meet organizational brand and reputation goals. Serves as expert advisor on overall communications strategy to leadership team of organization initiatives. Gives voice to the KP story internally, develops positive relationships with stakeholders, and protects and enhances the brand image and reputation of the organization. Position will exercise judgment within broadly defined policies in developing methods and techniques for obtaining results.



Essential Functions:
- Develops and implements communications plans and tactics to fulfill the strategic and operational goals and objectives of the overall communications program, promote, and protect the organization-s brand and reputation and Northern California strategy.
- Provides communications consulting to internal clients on internal and external communications.
- Consulting activity will vary from verbal communications or advice on communications issues to providing customized communications materials.
- Strategizes with client, writes creative briefs, researches and analyzes information, prepares presentations (PowerPoint presentations, speeches, and talking points), plans logistics, and manages overall coordination.
- Ensures content is consistent w/ the Kaiser Permanente brand in terms of tone, manner, and messaging.
- Manages and completes multiple assignments in short time frames and coordinates diverse projects and activities into a cohesive and strategic program.
- Acquires the input and resources of other communications staff in the organization to fulfill the objectives of communication plans and projects on behalf of clients.
- Coordinates the deliverables of other communicators in the organization to ensure that special projects are in compliance w/ negotiated timelines/financial allocations.
- Implement measures to determine effectiveness of communications programs and creates plans to improve results.
- May supervise other communications staff for the purpose of implementing specific communications projects, events, or programs within a given timeframe.
- Position may require travel throughout the Northern California region.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Seven (7) or more years of experience in corporate communications environment.
Education
- Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, journalism 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:
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Demonstrated excellence in working effectively with senior leaders and managers in large organizational and influencing their
approach to communications.
- Demonstrated excellence in working collaboratively in a team setting.
- Demonstrated results in Project management, Consulting skills, customer focus, Writing and editing skills, and Strategic thinking.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
- KP experience preferred.
- Experience in planning and implementing complex communications plans and projects for a large complex organization, agency and
health care background with in the past three (3) years.
- Research and measurement experience.
- Master's degree preferred.

- Experience helping shape communications plans and programs in collaboration with colleagues across stakeholder groups to ensure a consistent approach to strategic communications preferred.
- Demonstrate strong writing and critical thinking skills preferred.

- Experienced in driving multiple projects forward simultaneously preferred.

- Initiative and ability to plan for and anticipate issues and communications needs preferred.
Primary Location: California,Oakland,1950 Franklin 1950 Franklin Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 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: Communications, Northern California Travel: No 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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