If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you!
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Vice President Corporate Communications position based at our corporate office in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, this role is a key team member of the AHS Strategy office.
As a faith-based organization, it is the intention of Adventist Health System to identify and employ Executive leaders who are professionally competent and who provide leadership that is consistent with our mission.
It is required that the candidate serve the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ and demonstrate proficiency in the AHS executive leadership competencies.
The VP develops and executes strategic communications direction across Adventist Health System. He/she develops strategic internal, external, and executive communication plans in conjunction with the Chief Strategy Officer. The VP actively addresses strategy on all matters related to corporate reputation and advises AHS executive leadership on matters affecting or that could potentially affect any aspect of our business. He/she develops, coordinates, and directs public relations activities and media requests for the system and acts as professional counsel to leadership in the areas of corporate communications. The VP provides leadership and direction to both direct and dotted line communications staff members.
Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership:
Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance AHS’ identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
Champion and defend the reputation of the system by ensuring that the values of the organization are known, practiced, and communicated to all stakeholder groups
Design and direct employee communication channels to build brand culture, awareness, and motivation to advocate on behalf of the organization
Strategy Engagement and Integration:
Provide executive level guidance and vision for engagement and adoption activities related to integrating systems or processes that have system-wide impact
Establish partnerships with senior executive leaders to increase meaningful engagement and adoption of their key initiatives using innovation and consistent messaging
Oversee development of comprehensive communication strategies and collaterals related to workforce transition or displacement to mitigate negative exposure while sustaining the values of the organization
Serve as spokesperson and point person on media interaction
Oversee the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning, and staff development
Provide counsel related to activities that could become corporate reputation opportunities and/or risks
Recruit and manage a communications team to support the development and execution of the communications strategy
Promote a culture of high performance and continuous engagement that values learning and a commitment to quality
Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications and public relations program to advance an organization's mission and goals
Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
Self-reliant, good problem-solver, results-oriented and confident
Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, Adventist Health System’s Board of Directors and staff
Exemplify a Christian lifestyle and lead in living out the SHARE principles
Strong commitment to AHS mission and ethics
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
10+ years of corporate communications experience within a minimum of
10+ seven (7) years in a senior management position in-house or with an
Significant experience providing thought leadership and counsel to senior management
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
Internal Number: 18012448
About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973 to support and strengthen Seventh-day Adventist healthcare organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation.Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of 7,700 plus licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.In order to best meet the needs of the local communities we serve, Adventist Health System facilities operate independently in hiring employees and delivering care and services. While each entity is unique, they remain united in one mission—to extend the healing ministry of Christ to every patient. Our mission depends not only on our commitment to Christian ideals but on our efforts to provide nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care.Adventist Health System’s flagship, Florida Hospital, is one of the largest healthcare providers in America an...d a national leader in cardiac care. Established in 1908, Florida Hospital now includes almost 2,200 beds on seven campuses.