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Director Communications

Company: California Association of Hospitals and Health Sys
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:


Responsible for developing and implementing strategies to create content for a variety of audiences, as well as ensuring high editorial standards and quality across all content. This position draws on creativity and relationships with team members to generate ideas for content for hospital members, legislators, the public, media and more. Content includes, but is not limited to: newsletters, blog posts, infographics, videos, issue briefs, letters, social media posts, special reports, and multimedia pieces. The person in this role is responsible for ensuring the timely production of materials and coordinating with content dissemination lead to ensure they are delivered to the right audience. This person serves as the lead message generator for CHA's advocacy issues, the lead for developing high-profile publications and advocacy materials, and more. This person also serves as a mentor/coach for others on the Communications Team.


  • Develops, in partnership with SVP, Communications, detailed annual strategies and schedules for content creation.
  • Refines, in partnership with Director, Communications, and in consult with SVP, Communications, content creation strategies, informed by data analytics and evolving policy and advocacy needs.
  • Responsible for daily management and coaching/quality control of work produced by content team. Oversees production of annual publications including legislative scorecard, member value report, and report on legislation.
  • Writes and edits high-level communications and messages in service of advocacy goals. Provides creative input on additional types of materials including videos, graphics, media statements, and more.
  • Serves as communications team liaison to other teams and associations, for the purpose of information-sharing, information-gathering, and content opportunity identification.
  • Works closely and in partnership with other Communications team leads in the successful development and dissemination of association communications.
  • Performs other duties/projects as assigned.

    • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or Business.
    • 8-10 years of related experience in public relations, writing, editing, and managing publications.
    • Ability to understand and interpret legislative, regulatory, and political issues affecting health care.
    • Ability to accurately write, edit, and organize material in an interesting and informative format.
    • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects and deadlines.
    • Good understanding of graphic design and printing process.


      Culture is everything, and we work hard at being a unified One Team. All team members must consistently demonstrate the following behaviors:
      • We assume the Positive Intent of our team members first.
      • No Hoarding Rule - We believe in open and transparent exchange of information.
      • We believe our relationships with each other are an important component of our success.
      • We-ism - We operate with an associations-first mindset, which includes a strong commitment to our team members.
      • All for One - We strive to be great and reliable team members for each other.
      • We actively work to appreciate and value the contributions of all team members.
      • We practice pausing to acknowledge and celebrate our significant successes.
      • We are committed to straight and courteous communication between team members.
      • No Beach Balls - We are committed to maintaining strong and trusting relationships. We actively work through issues before they become barriers. We have the necessary crucial conversations with each other.
      • We believe that a respectful culture is the foundation of a safe, effective, and supportive environment for all.
      • We believe in the importance of exploring innovative ideas and solutions that help solve problems, improve our effectiveness, and increase member value.
      • To err is human. Mistakes are opportunities to learn and improve.
      • We believe in the importance of a diverse and inclusive culture, where differences and similarities are valued equally, and team members listen without judgment to learn and grow from one another's strengths and perspectives.


        With or without reasonable accommodation(s), the essential functions of this position require certain physical and mental abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 25 lbs.), typing, writing (in English), reading (English), speaking (English), seeing, hearing, driving, basic mathematical calculations, problem solving, reasoning, composition, and decision-making.

Keywords: California Association of Hospitals and Health Sys, Sacramento , Director Communications, Executive , Sacramento, California

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