Communications Specialist

Posted Date: 9/14/2021

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Foundation
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY:  Works with Hospital CEO and Foundation Director to provide leadership in coordinating communications, advertising and marketing for St. Anthony Regional Hospital and all its related entities. Timeliness and accuracy is of significant importance.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develop, coordinate and facilitate all St. Anthony communications, press releases, advertising and marketing objectives.  

Understand St. Anthony’s strategic goals and objectives in order to communicate clearly with all parties.

Develop and oversee all aspects of St. Anthony’s branding and identity program.

Maintain contact information for all regional media outlets and work to develop professional working relationships with individuals who serve as main point of contact for each media outlet.  

Represent St. Anthony in knowledgeable and positive manner in public showings, parades, social gatherings and community organizations. 

Responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of all advertising and promotional materials through print advertising, radio, internet, intranet, website, publications, newsletters, brochures and digital media.  Monitor and report on effectiveness of all such initiatives.

Develop videos, brochures and other media that describe organizational services and initiatives.  Actively seek input from administration and/or department managers in the process.

Work with design agencies and assist hospital staff with new service line launches.  

Provides effective communication materials to support St. Anthony administration, department directors, board members and all affiliated entities.  

Assist in researching and writing grants to support organizational objectives.  Be knowledgeable of 
St. Anthony’s strategic plan.

Produce and distribute organizational newsletter.

Compose and/or produce letters, memos and reports as requested.  

Operate office equipment, including devices, hardware and software.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of donor, patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Marketing or related field, plus one to two years relative experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.    

Ability to read, interpret and take action as it relates to hospital operations.   Ability to write correspondence in a professional and understandable manner.  Ability to confidently and effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to individuals inside and outside of the organization.

Excellent communication and writing skills.  Must be able to quickly adapt to change. Ability to use computer and knowledge of software programs. Excellent professional image.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

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If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.