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Hazelden Betty Ford

Director, External Communications

Hazelden Betty Ford, Center City, Minnesota, United States, 55012


Director, External Communications Job Location US-MN-Center City ID 2024-11220 Status Full Time Shift Day Schedule Mon - Fri Hours of Work 40 Responsibilities The communications director will lead a strategic approach to managing our organization's reputation, engaging stakeholders, and effectively communicating key messages on a national scale. It is a critical role for shaping public perception, building relationships, and driving positive outcomes for Hazelden Betty Ford. As a key business partner across the organization, this role will lead the external public relations, media relations, and external communications functions of the organization. The communications director will enhance our reputation as the national leader in addiction research, treatment and recovery expertise, providing public relations leadership, strategy and support to Hazelden Betty Ford as an enterprise and to each of the organization's business units. The communications director will play a critical role in collaborating across the organization, including the executive team, to actively enroll stakeholders in the communications plan. Communications Strategy Development Earned Media Generation and Media Relations Business Unit External Communication Leadership Executive Positioning Planning Industry Positioning Planning Qualifications Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field. Minimum seven years' experience working in journalism, communications, and/or media relations Minimum three years' experience in a leadership position Excellent oral and written communication and a demonstrated ability to create persuasive and clear oral and written communications. Preferred Qualifications: The ability to think strategically and provide communications counsel to senior leadership and lead the development of communication strategies and plans to drive results. An extraordinary ability to work collaboratively and productively with executives, clients, and partners at all levels. Experience in the chemical dependency field having established working acquaintances with national chemical dependency associations, Relationships with local market and/or national media outlets Experience with social media, understanding of different platforms and audiences Min USD $147,106.00/Yr. Max USD $207,679.00/Yr. Overview The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is - at our core- a people-powered organization. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue. This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs. What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment. All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope. Being "a best place to work" is a strategic goal of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and it's a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work. We deeply value our employees. Working at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation includes a comprehensive benefits package, including: Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans Retirement savings plan with employer match Paid time-off Tuition reimbursement The Hazelden Betty Ford Founda ion is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues is critical to our success as a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs; and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started. Diverse individuals encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities