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Sr Communications Consultant - Silver Spring

Location: Silver Spring, MD Job Number: 678867 Date posted: 03/05/2018
Description: The Senior Communications Consultant is 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 overall communications program developed by the Senior Manager of Education, Communication, Optimization & Support for the KP HealthConnect department to deliver, promote and protect the organization's brand and reputation.
  • Provide 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.
  • Ensure content is consistent with 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.
  • Acquire the input and resources of others communications staff in the organization to fulfill the objectives of communication plans and projects.
  • 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.
  • May supervise other communication staff for the purpose of implementing specific communications projects, events, or programs within a given timeframe.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in corporate communications environment to include two(2) years of supervisory experience of entry-level communication staff required.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in planning and implementing complex communications plans and projects for a large, complex organization.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with layout and graphic design (e.g. newspaper, newsletter, magazine or website).
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or business administration or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
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    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree, english, or business administration or related field preferred.
  • Project Management Certification preferred.
  • Agency and health care background preferred.
    Primary Location: Maryland,Silver Spring,Technical Services Center 2221 Broadbirch Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon- Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 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: Communications Department: Education, Communication & Optimization Solutions 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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    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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