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Kootenai Health is seeking a Public Affairs Strategist. This is a new, pivotal role, created to enhance the positive impact Kootenai Health has on local and regional health care, jobs in Idaho, and North Idaho's economy.

In this role you are responsible for developing and maintaining strong, positive relationships with key constituencies including; elected officials, civil servants, business leaders, members of the media and the greater community. Your goal is to increase positive awareness of Kootenai Health's services, enhance the Kootenai Health reputation with key audiences, and nurture a feeling of respect and trust for Kootenai Health. You will promote understanding of Kootenai Health services, policies and practices, and the health care industry. You are responsible for developing, executing, and managing a dedicated public affairs plan that supports Kootenai Health's vision, strategic plan and marketing priorities. This will include government relations, media relations, issue management, information dissemination, and strategic communications. You will engage with and work within the communications and marketing department, reporting to the communications and marketing director, and work closely with C-suite executives.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.         Bachelor's degree in public affairs, public relations, communications, marketing, or a related discipline preferred.
2.         Five years of successful work experience in public affairs.
3.         Demonstrated leadership, program management, and critical thinking.
4.         Proven competency in writing, public speaking and personal computer and software applications.
5.         Ability to travel throughout Idaho, primarily in Kootenai County and Boise.
6.         Knowledge of local, state and federal legislative and regulatory processes and governmental relations.
7.         Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively, courteously and tactfully with difficult situations and/or people to identify issues and tackle problems.
8.         Proven ability to design and execute effective public affairs or public relations campaigns.
9.         Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with elected leaders, business leaders and members of the media.
10.      Experience acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled at delivering presentations, as well as broadcast and print media interviews.
11.      Experience with or willingness and ability to learn about social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
12.      Accreditation in Public Relation, APR, preferred.
13.      Public Information Officer, PIO, training preferred.
If you have not yet imagined yourself in a career at Kootenai Health, let us share some of the reasons why you should consider joining our award winning team:
-            2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award - Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!
-            Magnet Status - Kootenai has maintained MagnetTM status since 2006. This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence.
-            Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network - We became the 30th member in 2014.
-            We have a convenient employee only Child Day Care - with-in walking distance.
-            We have incredible benefits - if you work full time, your medical, dental and vision insurance premiums are fully paid.
-            We offer a generous 457 Investment plan through Fidelity with a match of 3-6% based on your years of service and a Defined Contribution account which puts 2% of your annual income into a retirement account for you.
-       We have an award-winning Wellness Plan, which offers discounts to local gyms and groups to join to meet your fitness/wellness lifestyle.
Communications and Marketing
Full Time
Kootenai Health
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Posted September 13, 2017

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