American Heart Association Director, Executive Communications in Houston, Texas
Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.
We are hiring a Director of Executive Communications.
In this position, you will be responsible for strategy and implementation of communications plans for the Executive Vice President of the SouthWest region, as well as internal communications strategies and execution, working closely with the Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, communications department staff, executives and a variety of people around the Association. This position reports to the Region SVP, Marketing Communications.
The location of the position is flexible within the six states of our SouthWest region, including AR, CO, NM, OK, TX and WY.
The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.
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Here are some of the essential job duties:
Build and implement internal communications strategies, plans, and content for the Executive Vice President including speech writing, internal staff communications, volunteer communications, social media and more. Responsible for delivering clear, accurate and compelling communications and ensuring projects remain on schedule.
Write, edit and coordinate workflow for strategic internal messaging, implementing best practices and American Heart Association guidelines.
Plan, coordinate, write, edit and proofread communications such as newsletters, online content, presentations, talking points, guides, scripts, infographics and other resources.
Prepares and processes EVP correspondences. Proofreads, distributes correspondence including emails, reports, presentations, memos, field communications, mailings, etc.
Effectively completes multiple duties and projects while handling conflicting demands and priorities. Leads project timelines with target compliance, while communicating project statuses and related information as requested.
Prepares and gathers support materials for EVP in preparation for meetings.
Builds and implements, in coordination with senior executives, the overarching strategy for internal communications for the SouthWest region.
Maintains accurate and confidential information relevant to internal meetings, board meetings and events, as well as a system for correspondence and other documents in the office and shared online files.
Assist with production needs for internal staff communications including audio and video messages.
Prepares and posts social media to support EVP and leadership.
Performs organized record keeping, including taking comprehensive meeting notes when requested. Runs PowerPoint presentations for in-person and virtual meetings. Prepares agendas and materials for these meetings.
Assist with other communications tasks as needed.
Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, English or related field.
3-5 years of experience in the communications
Proven experience with internal communications, corporate communications, and project management.
Excellent writing and editing skills, and capability to write for internal, consumer and professional audiences across various traditional, digital and emerging channels.
Experience with multimedia storytelling including using graphics, video, etc.
Strong organizational skills and ability to build and lead project teams.
Ability to work well with diverse groups of people within the organization, including senior executives.
Ability to present ideas and concepts live or via multimedia in a clear and compelling manner.
Past experience serving in a communication role in a matrixed, non-profit organization preferred.
Proficient skills with Microsoft Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Canva, social media platforms and SharePoint. Advanced skills preferred.
Ability to travel up to 10% local and overnight stay.
Compensation & Benefits
Expected pay range will be $65,000 to $75,390. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.
The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.
Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.
Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Posted Date 1 month ago (2/21/2023 9:24 AM)
Requisition ID 2021-6948
Job Category Marketing, Communications & Public Relations
Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest
Position Type Full Time