Job type full-time
Full job description
Unitedhealthcare is a company that`s on the riseWe`re expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we thinkHere, innovation isn`t about another gadget, it`s about transforming the health care industryReady to make a difference? make yourself at home with us and start doing your life`s best work.(sm)
The position will collaborate closely with c&s marketing and sales teamsAlso, focused integration with uhg and uhc government affairs, social responsibility and other functional team members, and play an important role in building, protecting and strengthening the credibility and amplifying the mission of the company among various external stakeholdersKey to this is an individual with strong capabilities in integrated strategic communications, and brand and reputation buildingThis position is responsible for driving results-oriented programming, building relationships with traditional and new media, local influencers, business partners and community organizations to increase awareness and understanding of the company among various external audiences.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the u.sAs you take on some tough challenges.
Develop, manage and implement reputation/communications plans with goals, objectives, and strategies
Develop, implement and evaluate plans, strategies and tactics that promote unitedhealthcare`s health and well-being programs and services
Identify and engage with appropriate community partners and influencers to build positive relationships and represent unitedhealthcare’s interests
Partner with marketing and business leaders to identify and recommend local event participation, managing unitedhealthcare community engagement to build brand and reputation
Promote executive visibility to ensure leaders participate in events aligned with key strategic objectives and interests in the markets, and help determine appropriate external engagement including boards, panels and other speaking opportunities
Identify opportunities to submit unitedhealthcare programs for awards to raise positive visibility and improve reputation
Liaise with local representatives from outside organizations to promote joint projects and initiatives and maximize positive exposure
Socialize unitedhealthcare community & state value stories with key local stakeholders.
Coordinate with business partners to ensure all messaging and content is current, aligned with company mission and approved for dissemination
Maintain extensive and positive relationships with key regional media
Customize uhc and business messaging for local application and relevance
Provide consultation and training for health plan partners to ensure effective and consistent message delivery and implementation of communications initiatives
Localize and implement agreed upon unitedhealthcare c&s communications initiatives and programs.
Partner with national and local health plan teams in driving execution of programs
Coordinate with local leadership and business partners to execute initiatives and programs
Monitor clippings, and develop regular reporting to demonstrate return on objectives for businesses and brand
Provide local issue support as needed
Direct agency partners for local on-ground and national media and communications support as needed
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
7+ years’ experience working in external communications, public relations, public affairs is required
Experience developing and executing external communications, community and corporate visibility communications plans, including key messages, talking points, faqs and statements
Proven track record of developing, pitching to and placing stories in local print, broadcast and online media
Experience in crisis communications and issues
Knowledge of ap style
Experience working in health care or with/for a large publicly-traded company
Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team within integrated, national and communications teams
Experience managing consultants and agencies
Basic understanding of federal and state regulatory environment
Must be able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Computer literacy (microsoft outlook, word, excel, powerpoint)
Ability to travel (domestically) 20%
Full covid-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this roleUnitedhealth group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
Proficiency in spanish
Pr/communications agency experience
Solid written and verbal skills, including experience writing executive-level communications, talking points, bylined articles, etc.
Ability to work with and interact with multiple executive and business teams
Experience building relationships with external partners; relationships within the state market
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, unitedhealth group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose covid-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employmentIn addition, some roles require full covid-19 vaccination as an essential job functionUnitedhealth group adheres to all federal, state and local covid-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client covid-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure complianceCandidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationFailure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers with unitedhealthcareLet`s talk about opportunityStart with a fortune 5 organization that`s serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry`s singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable executionNow, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the betterGet the picture? unitedhealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they`re found across the globeWe bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that`s second to noneThis is no small opportunityIt`s where you can do your life`s best work.(sm)
*all telecommuters will be required to adhere to unitedhealth group’s telecommuter policy.
Colorado, connecticut or nevada residents only : the salary/hourly range for colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700The salary/hourly range for connecticut/nevada residents is $94,500 to $171,700Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etcIn addition to your salary, unitedhealth group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements)No matter where or when you begin a career with unitedhealth group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: unitedhealth group is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Unitedhealth group is a drug - free workplaceCandidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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