Job Vacancy Sr. Specialist, Marketing and Communications Ascension

Job title: Sr. Specialist, Marketing and Communications

Company: Ascension

Job description: Job Description:

We Are Hiring

Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It’s a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for residents, team members, and the community.

Ascension is seeking a Sr. Specialist, Marketing and Communications to join the team in Chicago, IL.

This is a mostly remote position, but the ideal candidate would live in the Chicago area and have access to transportation to attend occasional in-person meetings at various locations throughout the system.

What You Will Do

The Marketing and Communications Sr. Specialist is part of a national and local marketing and communications team supporting the business and growth objectives of the Ascension Illinois health system. This position will work on a variety of marketing and communications projects, both independently and in conjunction with other team members and leaders. These functions vary and will require independent judgment and decision-making within broad parameters as well as project management capabilities and the ability to deliver on defined objectives. This individual will represent Ascension Illinois to others within the system and to external partners or associates.

  • Prepares published, printed or electronic deliverables required to support the goals and strategies of communication plans for marketing and/or communication initiatives developed to meet the goals of the business units served by Marketing and Communications (MarCom).
  • Serve as a primary support point of contact for service line marketing for Ascension Illinois
  • Collaborates with MarCom team members and business unit leaders in development of communication plans to support external marketing and/or internal communication initiatives, as well as best practices.
  • Develops supporting project plans and periodic calendars of communication events. Monitors development costs and timing of production.
  • Ensures consistent framing of messaging and refines core messaging in deliverables, supporting organizational consistency in all aspects of Ascension communications.
  • Monitors trends in best consumer engagement practices.
  • Implements tactics that provide local market voice to System “key messages.” Ensures that communications are consistent, accurate and appropriate.
  • Supports Marketing and Communications Shared Services leadership and staff to implement internal and external resources locally and nationally.
  • Ensures organizational consistency in all aspects of Ascension communications
  • Uses appropriate metrics and measurement strategies for data reporting to enable continuous improvement and ensures effective use of resources.
  • Maintains a highly responsive relationship with leaders across multiple disciplines to record, track, and facilitate closure of both in and out-of-scope requests.
  • Investigates and troubleshoots problems and improves areas of redundancy and work to eliminate manual input and areas of high potential for human error.

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 1 year of experience required.
  • 4 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences


  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field strongly preferred

Work Experience:

  • Three years in the marketing and/or communications specialty area (Health-Care Marketing, Internal
  • Communications, or Public & Media Relations) preferred
  • 3-5 years’ minimum of project management experience
  • Effective communicator capable of gaining the confidence and respect of peers and key stakeholders is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills

A preferred candidate will:

  • be a strong writer and editor.
  • possess solid skills in AP Style.
  • have experience in ROI and consumer engagement analysis.
  • have a portfolio containing a variety of written communications.
  • be familiar the health-care industry and have service line marketing experience.
  • have impeccable eye for detail in editing others’ and one’s own work.
  • be familiar with best practices for Web, digital ad, direct mail, testimonial, marketing, and social media writing.
  • develop and adhere to content production schedules.
  • be able to work independently as well as with a team.
  • have the drive to bring projects to completion.
  • have a client-service mentality and a professional presence.
  • have a diplomatic and collaborative approach to providing edits/recommendations to senior experts and staff.
  • have excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities.
  • have demonstrated capabilities to handle tight deadlines, shifting priorities, and the ability to find creative solutions.
  • have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact diplomatically and work effectively with all constituencies, including senior-level management and marketing team members.

Why Join Our Team

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Expected salary:

Location: Chicago, IL

Job date: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 03:59:25 GMT

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