DaVita Dialysis Jobs – Senior Director of External Affairs

Website DaVita

Job Description:

The Senior Director of External Affairs will develop, lead, and implement the communications strategy for external audiences to advance and protect DaVita’s corporate reputation. The ideal candidate is a passionate, results-driven, open-minded leader and team player who is energized by the opportunity to be a part of something special and bring to life our powerful story. The Senior Director should have a positive attitude with the ability to operate effectively and with discretion in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an inspiring and effective team leader.
  • Support senior management with the development of speeches and presentations.
  • Deliver measurable results.
  • Develop proactive communications strategy and programs designed to increase visibility and enhance public image with employees, patients, opinion leaders, the media, and other decision makers.
  • Lead proactive and reactive communications strategies for external audiences to manage flow of news about DaVita and to enhance DaVita’s reputation through communications channels.
  • Drive strategy and conversation with media at a local and national level. Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with media and other key groups.
  • Collaborate fiercely with other departments to help craft and articulate stories that support our business objectives.
  • Anticipate and plan reactive communication efforts related to brand impacting events such as clinic level crises, corporate compliance, lawsuits, settlements and investigations.
  • Monitor industry news about DaVita and competitors and identify emerging issues and anticipate conversations.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines under pressure, working with peers and senior management.
  • Proven record of fostering a highly collaborative environment while driving accountability. Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and credibility across the organization.
  • Ability to manage issues – positive and negative – projects and campaigns with accountability for strategy, tactical execution and outcomes.
  • Extensive experience in reputation management, with an emphasis in media relations, required.
  • 12+ years of experience in increasingly responsible corporate communications leadership roles.
  • Self-motivated and a passion for the importance of the work. Develop an understanding of DaVita’s business and contribute in a meaningful way to its strategic goals.
  • Strong analytical skills, negotiation and problem solving.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • High degree of professionalism and executive presence required.

Job Details:

Company: DaVita

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Denver, CO, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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