Director, Public Relations and Communications - Norwalk , Connecticut, United States, 06850

A leading healthcare non-profit company is hiring for a Director of Public Relations and Communications.

The Director of Public Relations and Communications should have a strong communications background, including media strategy and relations, to strengthen and enhance both internal and external communications for the company.

Responsibilities:

- In partnership with senior leadership, play a critical role in developing and executing the organization's external and communications plan in accordance with overall Marketing and Communications objectives

- Work with senior leadership and PR agency on earned media strategy; work with PR agency to execute as appropriate

- Source strategic media placement, awards, and speaking opportunities for senior leadership

- Maintain content communications calendar, in partnership with Director of (Brand) Marketing and Director of Digital Marketing, to ensure appropriate exposure, engagement and cadences

- Develop and place, as appropriate, white papers/op-eds/other publications to drive thought- leadership for senior leadership and the organization overall

- Perform high-level writing for senior leadership communications to key constituents such as the Board of Directors, Honorary Board of Directors, and Major Donors

- Develop external-facing messaging, including: press releases and pitches, presentations, emails, blogs, op-eds, speeches, talking points, film scripts, etc., as required

- Develop content for digital and print newsletters and other corporate communications

- Develop communications for crisis management, as needed

Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree or higher

- Minimum 7-10 years healthcare communications experience, including supporting C-suite externally-facing activities

- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as outstanding oral and written communication skills, including experience with public speaking

- Extensive media relations experience

- Dynamic, highly responsive, flexible and self-directed with the ability to rapidly integrate into the organization's culture

- Proactive and collaborative mindset required to achieve larger foundation goals

- Existing network of media contacts