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Senior Manager, Communications

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

The Senior Manager of Communications works under the supervision of the Senior Vice President of Communications, in cooperation with the Director of Communications and Public Affairs, and in collaboration with the larger communications team. The Senior Manager of Communications oversees communications projects and campaigns that support our vision and mission of improving health care for every American.

Primary responsibilities include: creating and executing successful communications campaigns; ensuring consistent messaging across AHIP channels; building strong relationships with reporters; rapidly responding to reporter inquiries; supporting media and communications strategies for AHIP’s national conferences; driving important member communications projects and programs; developing internal and external communications resources (such as assembling board books and organizing presentation documents); and assisting the Senior Vice President and Director while working with other members of the Public Affairs department on additional communications and advocacy projects.

The Senior Manager of Communications works closely with, guides, and influences AHIP subject matter experts and internal stakeholders to ensure consistent messaging and storytelling.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Leads the creation and publishing of compelling, high-quality content to drive key messages, as informed by organizational priorities.
  2. Manages the flow of outgoing content to help ensure AHIP is continuously part of and driving the health care conversation. Implements an editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely advocacy campaigns.
  3. Closely monitors news and events to assess the need for and carries out rapid response efforts, in coordination with the full Public Affairs and Media Relations team.
  4. Proposes and executes strategies and tactics to help build a positive reputation for the health insurance provider industry.
  5. Supports the execution of campaigns and communication plans that advance industry positions.
  6. Stays informed and educated on the latest media and consumer engagement best practices to improve the Association’s ability to connect with key stakeholders.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  1. Exceptional writing skills
  2. Ability to work well under pressure
  3. Total team player
  4. Understanding of effective communication through the media and other stakeholders
  5. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage a large number of tasks
  6. Ability to produce quality content on short deadlines
  7. Professional demeanor
  8. Detail-oriented
  9. Familiarity and interest with health care policy issues
  10. Strong history of positive, proactive media engagement
  11. Creative thinker that generates new ideas for positive, proactive engagement

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.  Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., however may require long hours and weekend work.

Travel

5%

Required Education and Experience

  1. 5-8 years of communications experience. Health care experience preferred.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Affairs or related discipline and/or equivalent experience.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.