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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fairview Health Services - Director Communications

Join our team in providing and supporting exceptional care.

Fairview Health Services is an award-winning nonprofit health care system with more than 21,000 employees and 2,300 aligned physicians. Based in Minneapolis, we provide exceptional, coordinated health care-from preventing illness and injury to caring for the most complex medical conditions.

Passionate, innovative, talented employees are essential to our future as we seek to improve the health of the communities we serve.

The Director of Communications provides strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of integrated communication programs that advance the Fairview brand and achieve defined organizational business objectives. This position directs both internal and external communication efforts and leads an interdisciplinary team to ensure strategic messaging effectiveness and efficiency of communication channels. Content strategy is focused on helping all internal (employees, physicians, board, etc) and external (general public, civic/religious organizations, legislators, donors, etc) stakeholders understand the value of the Fairview brand and business strategy. Internally, by creating alignment and building pride, ownership and trust in the organization, this position contributes to our business objectives of improving employee, physician and ultimately customer satisfaction and engagement. Externally, through third party recognition (generated through earned media, executive visibility, issue management) this position contributes to our ability to strategically grow by elevating community awareness and preference of Fairview. The Director works at the direction of the Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs and in partnership with Fairview senior leadership to develop insights, strategies, communications plans and evaluation measurements for all work, managing strategic vision and tactical excellence.

Job Qualifications:

Master's degree in communications or related field

10 years experience in strategic/corporate communications, public affairs, media relations or a related field

Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment is critical to success in this role


Experience working in health care and a large, 10,000+ employee organization

Previous experience counseling executive leaders and managing staff

Are you ready to transform healthcare with us?

For more than 100 years, Fairview has been meeting community needs and achieving breakthrough medical advances in care. We are committed to delivering great value for our patients-higher quality, better experience and lower cost. Fairview has seven hospitals and medical centers and more than 90 primary and specialty care clinics throughout the state.

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview is an academic health system committed to nation-leading research and educating tomorrow's physicians and health care professionals. We serve patients from across the state of Minnesota, the upper Midwest and beyond.

True to our values of dignity, integrity, service and compassion, our employees provide exceptional care to each patient, every day. Consider being part of our team today. 

Apply online now.