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Executive Communications Strategist

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 7122
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 51011028341713-Communications
Location: Atrium Corporate Operations


Job Summary 

In support of the President and CEO – as well as other executives – the Executive Communications Strategist assists the Director of Executive Communications in the development and execution of external, internal and strategic communication deliverables, plans and initiatives that build brand awareness and enhance the system mission among the enterprise and community. This role represents the team in the executive management and implementation of ongoing, enterprise-wide projects and priorities. Serves as a strong leader, with the goal of furthering organizational values and messaging among key constituents and stakeholders.  

Essential Functions 

  • Absorb and transform complex information into compelling, robust narratives in the manner of presentations, talking points, scripts, remarks and speeches for the President and CEO and the executive leadership team 
  • Identify executive engagement opportunities across a diverse selection of audiences, as well as coordinate event logistics and details 
  • Lead and provide quality oversight for multiple projects and initiatives – ensuring excellence in completion time and presentation – while cross-applying results or methods to other projects and providing recommendations to themes, ideas or concepts for executive consideration  
  • Contribute to annual communications planning and strategy that successfully integrates the enterprise mission, vision and values 
  • Introduce creative and innovative approaches to problem-solving, even applying concepts or methods from outside or in a non-healthcare context  
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with teammates, senior staff and executives across the organization; professionally represent the President and CEO inside and outside the enterprise  
  • Serve as a backup to the director in various internal and external meetings and responsibilities, as needed  

Education, Experience and Certifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required in communication, marketing, advertising, public relations, public policy or political science. Master's preferred 
  • 4+ years of experience in implementing and supporting executive/enterprise communication, marketing or policy campaigns and deliverables, preferably in a large integrated multi-site/state organization 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, while managing multiple projects or priorities at once 
  • Ability to work independently as a leader/or in collaboration with others across the enterprise; open to feedback and critique 
  • Excellent communication, administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills; team player who can work effectively with employees at all levels, including C-suite executives 
  • Technical experience may include: knowledge of AP Style (able to write/edit using the style guide), basic knowledge of design (including the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) or basic knowledge of social media and web management 

Physical Requirements 

Requires walking, standing, bending or moving around campus and/or other facilities. Requires the ability to drive and operate a personal vehicle. Requires reading, comprehending, editing or designing materials. Requires clear and effective communication. Requires the experience and ability to operate audiovisual equipment. Requires the occasional lifting of documents or supplies.