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Indiana University Health

Vice President - Corporate Communications and Chief Communications Officer

System Services
Date Posted
22 May, 2024
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Requisition Number
371917
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Vice President - Corporate Communications and Chief Communications Officer

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Job Description

Overview

Indiana University Health is looking for a dynamic, strategic, and results-oriented leader to join our System leadership team as the Vice President – Corporate Communications and Chief Communications Officer. 

The Vice President – Corporate Communications and Chief Communications Officer leads a cross-functional team of communications professionals to develop and implement the overall communication strategy, aligned to the organization’s purpose and goals. This position reports to the Chief of Staff of the Chief Executive Officer and is part of the Chief Administrative Officer Team. This Leader serves as strategic counsel to executives for crisis/issues management and other public exposures while overseeing the development and consistent implementation of messaging, and policies and practices across the system. 

The Vice President – Corporate Communications and Chief Communications Officer will leverage extensive experience in communications, in addition to substantial experience in brand, marketing, and stakeholder engagement. A visionary team leader and exceptional communicator, this leader will leverage a proven track record of leading teams to develop and implement successful communications strategies with integrated internal and external communications. 

Additionally, the Vice President is accountable for strengthening, planning, processing and owning the organization’s communications vision, strategy and roadmap. They will build an optimized communications discipline to ensure effective communication with ongoing partnership that advances organizational objectives. This leader develops talent and fosters an inclusive team that lives the organization’s values while anticipating and articulating risks and possible solutions with a people-first approach and driving clarity, urgency and action. They will drive positive change with a commitment to continuous improvement while guiding team members to thrive by leading with energy for innovation.

Indiana University Health is unlike any other healthcare system and we're looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. IU Health leaders play a crucial role in advancing the mission of our diverse organization and inspiring teams to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. Our leaders shape strategic initiatives, develop passionate teams, and work to improve health outcomes. They advance our mission and exemplify excellence, compassion, teamwork and purpose in all that they do. As one of Indiana’s largest employers and the most comprehensive medical system in the state, our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states.

Relationships

Reports to: Chief of Staff

Key Relationships: Executive Team 

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates for the position will be selected from a diverse pool and will be evaluated according to the following criteria and competencies.

Education, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree is required. Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Requires 15+ years of relevant experience.
  • Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalist, Marketing, Advertising, or a related field.   
  • Extensive experience in leadership roles for communications teams.
  • Required experience in internal, external and executive communications. Additional leadership experience in marketing and brand is preferred.
  • Requires experience working in a complex, matrixed organization.   
  • Requires experience in highly regulated industries such as Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, or Financial Services; experience in the Healthcare industry is preferred. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and growth through relevant accreditations or certifications is preferred.  
  • Requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including experience in managing communication during crises.   

Personal Characteristics and Capabilities

  • Desire to lead through the organization’s mission, vision, and values. 
  • Positive, inspiring, and energetic leader who demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism and performance. 
  • A proven leader who is an effective, creative, and visionary problem solver. 
  • Strong leadership presence, grit, and tenacity. 
  • Possesses the highest personal integrity and ethics, including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Indiana University Health is unlike any other healthcare system and we're looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People motivated to do their best every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves. As one of Indiana's largest employers, our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.

IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 15 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has more than 2,600 staffed beds, $8.64 billion in operating revenue, and strategic service lines including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant, that have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. IU Health has over 38,000 team members.

 

Apply teamwork. Apply experience. Apply skill. Apply yourself. And together we can change everything.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 15 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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