The Communications Manager works in partnership with senior leadership to understand communication needs, recommend communication approaches and develop and execute strategic communication plans that build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and advance our mission of healing, discovery and education. Communications Managers are accountable for highly strategic and complex work that has both internal and external communication implications, including developing comprehensive understanding of audience segments, creating messages and communication strategies appropriate for those audience segments, managing communication channels and measuring outcomes. Communications Managers are highly skilled consultants and strategists, able to work well both independently and as part of a team, possess strong tactical execution skills for a variety of media and have the ability to develop highly effective relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization. This position requires wide-ranging knowledge and experience in corporate communications, public relations, internal communications and brand management.
At the time of hire, the communications manager will focus on
partnering with our portfolio of shared business services, including HR,
IT, Foundations, Community Health, Finance and Legal. Topics range from
employee benefits to employer brand, to change management initiatives
to fundraising. The manager will consult with senior leadership, develop
plans, and leading a small team of communication specialists,
facilitate the successful implementation highly effective communication
Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, organizational psychology other related area.
5 years of experience in strategic/corporate communications, public affairs or related field.
-Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organization with multiple locations.
-Corporate communications and health care experience
About Fairview Health Services
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning,
nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full
spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017,
Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible
systems in the state, with 11 hospitalsincluding an academic medical
center and long-term care hospitalserving the greater Twin Cities metro
area and north-central Minnesota.
Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics,
specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty
pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation
centers, counseling and home health care services, medical
transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer
PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota,
Fairviews 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace
innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status