Sunday, January 17, 2010

Communications Specialist, Miami Children's Hospital

Communications Specialist
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Job Description
Miami Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. This free-standing pediatric hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2009 by Parents magazine. We have also been recognized as a Top 125 Training Organization for the past four years.

Job Summary
Responsible for planning, developing and coordinating internal employee communications to promote programs and events of key significance to support talent and leadership initiatives. Through effective organizational communications strategies and tactics, this individual will support cultural and organizational change initiatives and work to build employee awareness, understanding, acceptance and commitment to the organization's vision, values and business priorities. Maintains close interaction with leaders to ensure employee engagement which includes open, interactive and effective internal employee communications via electronic, video and print communications.

Job Roles
Writes, edits and reviews employee communications related to TM&E - articles, letters, newsletters, flyers, notices, presentations, speeches, emails, etc.
Implements an annual comprehensive communication plan to consistently and effectively communicate key messages to support changes, updates and revisions to the TM mission, vision, values, policies and procedures.
Assists in identifying new communication opportunities and developing appropriate messages.
Collaborates with Internal Communications (Marketing) and Senior Leadership to coordinate employee communication messages.
Creates the calendar and other communication materials for TM&E related events, promotions and special projects and manages a schedule of communication promotion activities.
Communicates using a variety of media to get the message out to employees on a timely basis - electronic, video, website, blogs, employee portal and sharepoint.
Identifies and promotes rewards and recognition programs and communicates these programs effectively.
Monitors the effectiveness of employee communication initiatives.
Responsible for implementing the annual employee satisfaction survey.

Job Requirements
Minimum Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field
Two years of experience in corporate communications, public relations or employee communications/relations
English proficiency required; Spanish preferred

Experience working with and writing for diverse employee groups
Knowledge of basic internal communication strategies
Demonstrated writing and editing skills
Effective verbal communication skills, public speaking, effective listening, and interviewing and gathering information from all levels of staff
Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities meet or exceed deadlines
Knowledge of working with vendors, suppliers and distributors of collateral material
Knowledge of graphic design
Knowledge of public relations and media
Familiar with the use of the internet, sharepoint and employee portals

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