The System Director, Executive Communications, works collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and senior executive staff to create and deliver an executive communications strategy that aligns with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of CHRISTUS Health across all ministries. The leader reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and works collaboratively with the Vice President of Communications and team.
As the executive communications expert, the System Director manages and delivers all executive thought leader platforms and strategic communications via relevant messaging that promotes clarity, confidence and a connection to our brand, overall strategy, and CHRISTUS culture. He/she will clearly articulate complex issues and formulate recommendations that support our communication strategy and are appropriate for various audiences across all ministries.
The System Director will work with the CEO and senior executive staff to draft written communications, speeches and develop presentations, in each executive's unique style, that translate ideas, objectives and corporate position into messaging relative to the topic and intended audience. The System Director will coach senior executive leaders to think creatively and deliver authentically to a wide variety of stakeholders via a wide variety of channels.
The leader will be the primary contact for all physician communication items, and will work with key internal executive stakeholders and functions (Communications, Public Affairs, Human Resources, Investor Relations, Corporate Services, etc.) to draft and review all communications from senior executive staff and other key stakeholders, to physicians and physician groups, as needed.
Significant work experience (5+ years) with a Bachelor's Degree; Master's preferred.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint required; additional graphic design experience preferred.
Organized and detail-oriented professional with excellent time management practices.
Proven experience designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs that use a variety of methods and media required.
Experience drafting written communications, presentations and speeches for C-level executives required.
Strong track record in producing high-quality, crisp messaging and presentations for senior executives, a demonstrated ability to work with highly confidential information, exemplary organizational skills, and an uncompromising eye for quality and detail while working on several projects simultaneously. Prior experience leading and managing diverse teams preferred.
Experience developing and implementing change management strategies preferred.
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
Completion of Decker communication methodology training preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.