Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for managing external communications on behalf of Denver Health that communicate the mission and business goals of the institution to external audiences as well as public relations, media relations and crisis communication responsibilities. The position-holder plays an integral part in the marketing and communication department when it comes to creating and executing marketing, communications and media relations strategies. The role also promotes Denver Health’s (DH) brand, key messages and initiatives through various paid, earned and owned media. Central to the role is the ability to formulate strategies and tactics, compile information, and use sound judgment to make decisions that both promote and protect the reputation of DH. The role requires the individual to exercise individual judgment in providing expert advice on communications to senior level managers that will ultimately contribute to the financial success of the organization. The position-holder acts as a team player and take on other marketing, communications and media duties as assigned by the communications director.