Marketing & Communications Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Date Posted: 10/28/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3551 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    10/28/2020

Job Description

The Philadelphia Shriners Hospital Is seeking a full time Marketing and Communications Specialist. This benefited position requires a flair for creative writing, strong communication skills, editing and design editing skills, familiarity with content management systems, a high-level knowledge of existing and emerging social media platform along with proficiency with Microsoft Office and the Adobe Design Suite. The ability to work independently while managing multiple projects is essential.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communication and maintains productive working relationships with multiple hospital staff teams. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Bachelor’s degree and 1 or more years of experience required. Must quickly integrate into organizational culture, serve on various committees, and demonstrate commitment to the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s vision of transforming children’s lives.

Please submit the following documents to be considered for this opportunity:

  • Resume
  • Two recent Writing Samples
  • A Design Sample
  • Compelling Cover Letter

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Communications............................................................................................... 55%

  • Write and post content for Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) website, location microsite, intranet
    and social media channels.
  • Research and write patient stories and other articles to support marketing,
    donor relations and business development.
  • Create digital content and execute location- and system-wide strategy.
  • Assist Manager / Director with internal communications
  • Follow AP style and SHC identity standards
  • Research, write and distribute press releases and media advisories.

 

Collaborative Communications........................................................................................ 35%

  • Organize and facilitate hospital tours.
  • Acts as media escort within facility.
  • Manage and/or facilitate patient ambassador program
  • Assist Manager / Director with Shriners International temple relations
  • Work with other departments and medical staff to solicit stories.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of facility education, informational, social and special events such as public celebrations, celebrity and VIP visits and others as requested.
  • Ensure confidentiality and patient privacy during tours, events and media visits
  • Present to Shriners International temples, community organizations or groups.

 

Departmental Support....................................................................................................... 10%

  • Manage multiple projects
  • Upload photos, videos and consents to Digital Assets Management system
  • Research media outlets and maintain current media contact list, using media monitoring platform.
  • Encourage enthusiasm, positive morale and teamwork among employees.
  • General office duties including, but not limited to, answering phones, filing, inventory of marketing collateral, meeting minutes.

Job Requirements


THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 

  • 1 or more years of marketing, communications and public relations experience required

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED/PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Public Relations or Journalism required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES:


Technical Competencies

  • MS Office Suite proficiency (required).
  • Media monitoring platform, Hootsuite, website Content Management Systems proficiency (required). Adobe Creative Cloud knowledge (highly preferred).
  • Correctly spells and uses punctuation (required).
  • Pays close attention to accuracy and detail (required). \
  • Bilingual (preferred).

General Competencies

  • Media relations (required).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects (required).
  • Writing (required).

Teamwork


  • Collaborates with internal teams, especially Business Development, Donor Relations, and home office Marketing & Communications (required).
  • Uses sound judgment in decision-making (required).
  • Accepts responsibility for decisions, actions and results (required).
  • Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and completing work (required).
  • Meets deadlines or communicates well in advance of deadlines legitimate reason(s) for moving deadlines back (required)
  • Welcomes new projects or tasks or additional work without complaining (required).
  • Carefully weighs the priority of things to be done (required).
  • Communicates effectively with people at all levels in the organization (required).
  • Communicates important information as necessary (required).Keeps supervisor and / or others informed about progress and problems-avoids surprises (required).
  • Takes possession of work as his / her own and avoids blaming others for problems that may arise (required).
  • Works well with others (required).

Stewardship

  • Comes to work on a consistent basis and does not miss excess amounts of work (required).
  • Is punctual and begins work as scheduled (required).
  • Willing to change current responsibilities as necessary to take on other responsibilities or tasks (required). Tries to improve performance when asked to do so (required).
  • Anticipates the consequences of his / her decisions (required).
  • Assumes responsibility for meeting personal goals and fulfilling requirements of the position (required). Performs work independently without being prompted (required).
  • Brings and appropriate level of creativity to his / her position (required).
  • Manages own time effectively and organizes work to maximize productivity (required)

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