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Providence Health & Services Director, Communications - Swedish in Seattle, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling Director, Communications - Swedish to our location in Seattle, WA.

We are seeking a Director, Communication to support Swedish to lead internal/external communication efforts (media relations, crisis communication, organizational communication, public relations, social media and executive communication) and delivering consistent, clear messaging to all Swedish audiences. The director leads the communication team responsible for providing organization-wide strategy, planning and delivery of communication initiatives in support of the Swedish strategic priorities. The director aligns communication efforts and initiatives across geographic regions, multiple facilities and diverse business units and ensures the organizational voice and narrative, and Mission, Vision and Values of Swedish are present in all communication efforts.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Direct strategy, planning and execution for communication plans and programs, major organizational campaigns and initiatives related to public relations, reputation management, organizational communication, social media and executive communication.

  • Work collaboratively with regional teams to support and develop communication strategies, employee/caregiver communication, executive communication, public relations, media relations, issues/crisis management, though leadership and social media/influencer strategies to promote and enhance the reputation of Swedish and our family of organizations.

  • Reinforce, enhance and grow the organizational voice and narrative of Swedish through consistent, proactive communication sharing. .

  • Create and manage high-performing, engaged teams and caregivers through leadership and mentoring. Provide ongoing strategic communication counsel and support.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communication, public relations, marketing, business administration or related field

  • 7 years demonstrated senior management experience in leading broad-based and successful communication teams and programs.

  • Demonstrated experience managing communication programs.

  • Demonstrated experience working in highly matrixed and geographically dispersed organizations and teams.

  • Demonstrated writing and editing excellence.

  • Deep knowledge of integrated health care and communication practices.

  • Ability to create strong, strategic business relationships with senior executives and board leadership at both the organizational and regional levels.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across a diverse, matrixed marketing and communication team to ensure messaging and programs are delivered quickly, consistently and powerfully across multiple channels and locations.

  • Ability to drive proactive, powerful messaging in support of a brand position.

  • Agility and flexibility in coordinating multiple high-level projects, and just-in-time issues and work assignments.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree MBA or MHA.

  • Communication experience in health care.

  • Ability to work well on a team.

About the department you will serve .

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise. Swedish, an affiliate of Providence St. Joseph Health, is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the Greater Seattle area. Since 1910, Swedish has been the region's hallmark for excellence in healthcare.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 238059