At this point in your career, you understand as well as anyone that an organization’s culture doesn’t just happen; it’s consciously cultivated, scrupulously sculpted, carefully crafted, and many other alliterative things. You also happen to love that fact, and you feel burning excitement at the idea of being an agent of such organizational change. That’s why we’re thrilled to tell you about this opportunity, in which you’ll play a key role in bringing about cultural growth and improvement at a 35,000-person medical institution that already happens to have an enviably positive vibe and sterling set of values.
As part of the HR department’s organizational development team, you’ll execute a multi-platform communication strategy around the company’s change initiatives. What platforms we talkin’? We’re talkin’ articles, memos, videos, newsletters, web stories. However you can reach your audience, which will sometimes consist of a single department and will at other times encompass the entire company, you’ll deliver thoughtful, persuasive collateral even as you remain ever-mindful of oversaturation and information overload. While you’ll be reporting to HR, this is obviously a communications role, so you’ll be working and coordinating with the internal comms team pretty much constantly: contributing to the editorial calendar, sitting on committees, avoiding duplication of effort, aligning style and voice and look, etc.
A big part of your work will consist of getting out into the organization and talking to people, gathering intelligence and feedback, especially from senior stakeholders. You’ll need to know how things are going, so you’ll lead the effort to gather insights via employee-engagement surveys.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You have a few years of communications experience under your belt, preferably in an HR department — during which time you’ve distinguished yourself as an unusually creative professional with unusually good judgment. Maybe you’ve dabbled in journalism or social research in the past, because you have a knack for listening very carefully to people, capturing what they say and analyzing it wisely. You’re an excellent writer and natural storyteller who knows how to take the everyday and render it compellingly, nor are you half-bad when it comes to designing and distributing collateral.
Interpersonally, you have a natural way of putting people at their ease, of establishing rapport with folks all up and down the hierarchy. You’re good at maintaining confidentiality. And, of course, you understand, deep in the bone, how important it is for an organization to have stellar values and to align its activities with those values.
Some key tech skills to mention: Office, SharePoint, Publisher, Snagit, MailChimp, Adobe Communications Suite.
As HR gigs go, this one is particularly dynamic and creative, an opportunity to offer your best self in furtherance of the admirable mission of an admirable company.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.