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National Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Speaking Engagement Communications Strategist

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for providing complex communications consultation, communications planning, implementation and recommended solutions for multiple Kaiser Permanente programs and projects (targeting both internal and external audiences) to meet organizational brand and reputation goals.

Essential Functions:

Develop and implement communications plans and tactics to fulfill the strategic and operational goals and objectives of the overall communication program developed by the communications director and/or vice president in order to support the client's objectives and deliver, promote and protect the organization's brand and reputation.

Lead project or ongoing teams for the purpose of implementing specific communications projects, events, or programs within a given timeframe; strengthening the client relationship; or ensuring high quality. May have direct reports and/or supervise outside vendors.

Serve as backup to communications director or other leader.

Develop integrated (internal and external) communication plans for the national functional area strategies, programs, and initiatives, including communications positioning, messaging, and tactics consistent with the Kaiser Permanente brand.

Provide communications consulting to senior-level clients (SVPs and VPs) on internal and external communications. Consulting activity will vary from verbal communications or advice on communications issues to providing customized communications plans and materials.

Strategize with client, write communication plans and creative briefs, research and analyze information, write articles, prepare presentations (PowerPoint presentations, speeches and talking points), plan logistics, and manage overall coordination.

Collaborate and integrate with peers in Brand Strategy, Communications, and Public Relations, including media relations and PR staff, internal communicators, and regional communications staff, to successfully fulfill the communications and brand objectives in the assigned national function.

Ensure content is consistent with the Kaiser Permanente brand in terms of look, tone, manner, and messaging.

Manage and complete multiple assignments in short time frames and coordinate diverse projects and activities into a cohesive and strategic program.

Implement measures to determine effectiveness of communications programs and create plans to improve results.

Bring thorough understanding of Kaiser Permanente's integrated delivery model, organizational structure, mission, and complex communications organization to bear in support of key strategic initiatives and leadership clients.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum ten (10) years of experience in corporate communications environment, including two (2) years of supervisory and/or major project leadership experience.


Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, public relations, business administration or related field.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Experience within the last three (3) years planning and implementing complex internal communications plans and projects for a large, complex organization, with track record of increasing responsibility.

Demonstrated experience on cross-functional, integrated (internal/external) efforts.

Proven experience with organizational change, corporate reputation management, internal brand reinforcement, and stakeholder engagement.

Professional-level writing and editing skills for Web and traditional media.

Demonstrated excellence in directly supporting senior executives in large organizations and influencing their approach to communications while nurturing the relationship.

Demonstrated excellence in working collaboratively in a team setting.

Able to respond to emerging issues and crises.

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree preferred.

Some experience in EID preferred.

About the National Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Department:

At Kaiser Permanente, we believe in equity and inclusion for all. Through our equity, inclusion, and diversity strategy, we strive for the following:

  • Build a diverse workforce at all levels that is fully engaged and has equitable opportunities to thrive in a climate that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion.

  • Deliver care, coverage, and services that respect and respond to the diverse preferences, needs, and values of our members, patients, and communities

  • Support the growth of strong, healthy communities through economic and social inclusion

Our commitment to equity and inclusion at all levels of Kaiser Permanente will ensure visibility, accountability, and institutional change.

This Speaking EngagementsCommunication Strategist will support the communication needs of National Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Primarily managing speaking engagements for the Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer (CEIDO) and the VP of Operations. This position will also help set the communication strategy for internal and external audiences, being a thought partner, and setting a speaking engagement strategy to ensure that needs are met while protecting the time of the CEIDO with high impact/value engagements. The Communications Strategist will also provide consultative support to KP National Communications team on integration of EID and Social Justice. The ideal candidate will have strong business and strategy acumen, stellar communication skills, and impeccable integrity and follow through.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Oakland , National Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Speaking Engagement Communications Strategist, Other , Oakland, California

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