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Providence Health & Services Communication Senior Specialist PSJH in Seattle, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Communication Senior Specialist PSJH to our location in Seattle, WA.

We are seeking a Sr. Communication Specialist to engage in external communication projects to support organization-wide programs and initiatives.

In collaboration with department leadership and teams, the senior specialist performs various communication tasks and functions to support the strategy, planning and delivery of communication efforts.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support strategy, planning and execution of communication plans and programs with initiatives related to media relations, crisis communication, government affairs and community relations.

  • Work independently in writing, creating and implementing high-quality communication plans, messaging and copy for various mediums that meet Swedish’s standards.

  • Provide escort and coordinate local media, film and video crews as required.

  • Manage newsroom and other messaging as needed on the Swedish website.

  • Ensure the organizational voice and narrative, and Mission, Vision and Values of Swedish are present in all communication efforts.

  • Complete tasks and assignments on time and on budget.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in communication, public relations, marketing, business administration or related field.

  • 3-5 years demonstrated experience in communication, preferably in health care.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing communication programs and business relationships.

  • Demonstrated experience working in highly matrixed and geographically dispersed organizations and teams.

  • Demonstrated writing and editing excellence.

  • Demonstrated health care experience.

  • Knowledge of integrated health care and communication practices.

  • Ability to create strong, strategic business relationships at both the organizational and region/ministry levels.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across a diverse, matrixed marketing and communication team to ensure messaging and programs are delivered quickly, consistently and powerfully across multiple channels and locations.

  • Ability to drive proactive, powerful messaging in support of a brand position.

  • Agility and flexibility in coordinating multiple high-level projects, and just-in-time issues and work assignments.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 5 - 7 years communication experience in health care.

  • Experience in a faith-based health system/organization.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Marketing/PR/Communications

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 251756