Communications Specialist Job

Children's Health - Public Relations and Communications Careers

Job Number: 51724

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 4-22-2017



Responsible for internal communications initiatives within Children’s Health. Creates, manages, and implements communications campaigns with the goal of enriching Children’s Health communications with employees, physicians and contractors. Maintains strong relationships with key individuals throughout the organization. The communications specialist is self-motivated, eager to learn, passionate, people-oriented, intelligent and thoughtful and demonstrates the core values of Children’s Health – Selfless Service, Passionate Advocacy, Commitment to Excellence and Unwavering Integrity.


Three to five years of related experience required.

Public Relations Agency experience preferred. Two to five of previous work experience in internal, employee or corporate, non-profit or agency communications positions and excellent writing skills required.


Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.


Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field

Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Works independently, receives minimal guidance

Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus


Develop strategic communication plans for initiatives, issues and events with enterprise-wide scope and high complexity that affect employees of hospital.

Effectively communicate hospital mission/vision, key messages and positioning to achieve business objectives.

Build strong effective relationships with peers, vendors, and internal partners in a manner that represents Children's positively and fosters collaboration that will deliver effective communications.

Assess communication needs among employees throughout hospital. Interact with hospital employees and evaluate communication effectiveness.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Plan and direct internal communications programs designed to effectively communicate to 7,500 employees and contractors.

Create company literature and other forms of communication.

Create communications and promotional materials, both print and electronic. Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications.

Design and launch email campaigns.

Recommend, implement and maintain intranet site design and operation.

Work with manager, team and business units to determine event budget and manage expenses to that budget.

Develop communications campaigns. Create thought leadership materials.

Develop fresh story ideas. Prepare briefing materials.

Coordinate scheduling and logistics. Coordinate employee events.

Help to clarify the organization’s point of view to their main constituency, employees.

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