Why Work at Children's….

Here, it’s different. Come join us.

Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.

Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.

We’ve been Magnet-designated three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.

We need your expertise.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different. Do you have what it takes?

Additional Information

Department: Internal Communications
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: 80 hours

Job Overview

The Junior Communications Specialist will span a number of disciplines such as copywriter, media specialist, marketing specialist and videographer. These disciplines will incorporate various skills including copywriting, journalism, marketing, business administration and more. The specific job responsibilities will vary depending upon the assigned discipline (i.e. copywriter, media specialist, and etc.) and experience level. Communications Specialists are responsible for establishing positive associations with all of Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) audiences, which may include internal stakeholders, patients and families, media, community, referring physicians, payers, partners, healthcare industry and the public at large. The Specialist takes assignments and creative direction from a Senior Communication Specialist and managers.

Responsibilities

POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE

  • No direct patient care.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Produces copy, stories, and/or video for a range of print and interactive projects including posters, advertisements, direct mail, corporate identity pieces, landing page design, email blasts and web graphics.
  • Executes specific tasks against a larger marketing plan.
  • Collaborates with designers, copywriters and/or marketing specialists in developing communications concepts and stories that reflect the unique position and value of CHCO to our diverse audience segments.
  • Works within graphic standard guidelines and established templates.
  • Learns to follow creative workflow from concept to pre-press, production, development and/or media outreach.
  • Manages own project workflow while coordinating with project teams and management on schedules, assignments, requirements, and goals as needed.
  • Helps to ensure successful representation of the CHCO brand across media, through knowledge of brand standards, design templates and systems architecture.

Other Information

COMPETENCIES

  • BUILDING CUSTOMER LOYALTY – Meeting and exceeding internal or external customer expectations while cultivating relationships that secure commitment and trust.
  • BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS – Developing and leveraging relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.
  • COMMUNICATION – Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING – Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY – Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.
  • DECISION MAKING – Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.
  • INNOVATION – Creating novel solutions with measurable value for existing and potential customers (internal or external); experimenting with new ways to solve work problems and seize opportunities that result in unique and differentiated solutions.
  • MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS – Meeting the personal needs of individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and strengthen relationships
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION – Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
  • QUALITY ORIENTATION – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how detailed; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • RESOLVING CONFLICT – Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.
  • STRESS TOLERANCE – Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Possesses an eagerness to learn new skills and techniques and applying them to a diverse range of design and interactive projects.
  • Proficiency with relevant technology and software applications.

SCOPE AND LEVEL

Guidelines: Trains in the field and assists higher level personnel to acquire learning through practical experience. 

Complexity: Performs routine and/or basic tasks common to the field. Procedures, methods, and techniques to be used are well established with options to be considered well defined.  Tools, work aids, and materials to be used are specified. 

Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases.  Brings non routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.

Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where factual information relative to the organization or its functions are received, relayed, or a service rendered according to established procedures or instructions.

Supervision Received: Under close supervision, the employee receives training to develop skills and abilities in a specific line of work or general occupational area.  Work product is subject to close, continuous inspection.

Qualifications

  • EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree in copywriting, journalism, marketing, public relations, communications, English or a related field.
  • EXPERIENCE – One year of experience relevant to the assigned discipline, in an agency, studio, or corporate environment.
  • EQUIVALENCY – Professional experience, beyond requirements, in a related field may substitute for a Bachelor degree requirement on a year for year basis.

Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

  • Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
  • General Activity: Sit: 2-4 hrs. per day
  • Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Use of Hands/Feet: Both Feet – Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
  • Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 10 pounds: 1/3 or more of time

Work Environment

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.  Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

 

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