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VP, Marketing, Communications & Community Relations - MAS

Location: Rockville, MD Job Number: 932990 Date posted: 01/13/2021

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Job Summary:

Reporting to the Regional President, this position has regional responsibility to achieve the Region's mission and overall business objectives, with particular focus on the deployment, promotion and protection of the powerful Kaiser Permanente national brand with internal and external stakeholders and support of regional membership growth. The regional Vice President is responsible for advocating on behalf of the Kaiser Permanente brand with internal colleagues, external stakeholders, and the media across all communications channels and vehicles. This position also plays an important role in working with peers across all Kaiser Permanente regions and with the national leaders in brand management and strategy, public relations, community health, marketing and communications. The regional Vice President directly oversees the marketing, creative services, community health/community benefit, corporate/internal communications, advertising, public relations, external and internal events, and issues management functions for the Mid-Atlantic region.

The position requires considerable leadership and communications strategy expertise in a number of key areas including:

Brand strategy to promote the Kaiser Permanente brand and model of care in Mid-Atlantic.

Advertising strategy for the local market that aligns with national messaging campaigns.

Executive communications for Mid-Atlantic’s regional president and joint leadership team.

Public relations and media relations with local media and key external stakeholders.

Internal communications to engage the region’s employees and physicians in improving performance to meet business objectives.

Issues management to protect Kaiser Permanente's brand in Mid-Atlantic.

Marketing strategy to achieve membership growth within various lines of business.

Business strategy to lead and align regional health work with national areas of focus.

This position has responsibility for providing leadership to the organization's community relations efforts which includes: the community benefits programs that fulfill the organization's charitable mission; community relations to ensure that the organization is viewed as a committed and enduring neighbor; and as a civic leader committed to ensuring the economic and social vibrancy of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Essential Responsibilities:

• The incumbent promotes Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide affordable, high-quality health care services and improve the health of our members and the communities we serve; through: marketing and branding activities; implementation of Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Needs Assessment and execution plans to support national Common Areas of Focus; internal communications, public relations and social media, and marketing activities coordinated with the senior leadership in the Health Plan and the Medical Group. Principle accountabilities include:

• Directs and oversees the marketing message, media and communications strategy and plan needed to deliver the business goals in Mid-Atlantic. Collaborates with national Advertising on a proactive media plan to support the region’ business goals and marketing efforts.

• Oversees all aspects of regional Community Health plan, advocacy, and work priorities. Works extensively with both internal and external stakeholders to impact the health and well-being of the communities that Kaiser Permanente serves.

• In conjunction with Chief Financial Officer, oversees Community Benefit financial portfolio and ensures compliance with national and regional policies and regulations.

• Develops and implements a strategic communications plan to support regional leadership and the regional operating plan.

• Develops and implements a strategic employee/physician engagement strategy.

• Collaborates with national Communications and Marketing on brand strategy.

• Manages advertising, public relations, events, sponsorships and other community engagements, working collaboratively with national advertising and public relations teams.

• Oversees issues management and works collaboratively with National Issues Management

• Creates strategic linkages, alliances and integration within principle areas of responsibility, with the Region’s other strategic priorities and in the community in the form of strategic partnerships to enhance KP’s influence, return on investment or impact.

• Assures effective alignment and coordination of all communications (face-to-face, online, video and print).

• Oversees all community relations activities to ensure that the organization is viewed as a committed and enduring neighbor

• Coordinates all activities, funding and partnerships to ensure that the organization is viewed as a civic leader committed to ensuring the economic and social vibrancy of the Mid-Atlantic region.

• Actively participates in the Marketing Executive Leadership Team, the Enterprise Communications Leadership Team and the Community Health Executive Committee to bring regional perspective to the work and help ensure success in every KP region.

• Ensures that external and internal events and sponsorships deliver a positive experience, fully reflect the Kaiser Permanente brand and support the organization.

Basic Qualifications:


• Minimum ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible communications, public relations, and/or marketing roles with a strong understanding of the business needs and competitive challenges of the health care industry are required.


• Advanced degree in a business, communications, or health related field.

License, Certification, Registration

• N/A

Additional Requirements:

• Demonstrated deep understanding of community health needs (preferably in the Mid-Atlantic).

• A seasoned executive with a sophisticated approach to motivating employees and peers; demonstrated ability to serve as a trusted advisor and strong and collaborative leader.

• Broad knowledge of the technical elements involved in marketing, communications, public relations, issues management and advertising.

Preferred Qualifications:

• N/A

Primary Location: Maryland,Rockville,Rockville Regional Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE Executives|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Healthcare / Hospital Operations Department: Po/Ho Corp - Rgnl Clrng-Mid-Atlantic Hp - 0308 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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