Communications Consultant

Local to Woodland Hills, CA
Job Terms:
$65/hr W2 + Subsidized Benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Christina Clark

Job Description:

Seeking a Lead Communications Consultant for a major healthcare client.  Candidates need to be local to either Woodland Hills or El Dorado, work can be done partially remote.  Out of area candidates will not be considered at this time.  Consultant will be responsible for communication and change management strategy development, planning, execution, and support. 

The successful candidate will be a team player, strategic, collaborative, and a communication and change management subject matter expert. The candidate will drive interconnectedness and collaboration across the organization by leveraging core communication channels and engagement activities. 

Responsibilities include: 
• Develop strategic communication and change management strategies and plans to support the assigned project, including establishing key messages, sequencing communication deliverables, and maximizing core channels 
• Support the project by developing and executing an integrated communication plan, developing and managing stakeholder engagement, and providing consultation 
• Manage communication processes and core channels for the project, including leader blogs, articles, our internal business collaboration/social media/SharePoint platforms and websites, digital communication, email and ecards, and presentations 
• Create and implement a change management plan that ensures change impacts and stakeholders are clearly identified and managed, that employee engagement is maximized, and resistance is minimized 
• Ensure that standard change management disciplines are integrated into the project implementation 
• Identify and manage stakeholders, including senior leadership teams, directors and managers, subject matter experts, power users, end users, IT and non-IT staff, contractors and contingent workers, vendors, and other targeted groups 
• Implement feedback mechanisms and processes to ensure the communication plan execution meets expectations, making adjustments as necessary 
• Ensure that pertinent information about the project is accessible on appropriate internal business collaboration/social media/SharePoint platforms and that the information is relevant, timely, and easy to understand 
• Administer and coordinate key surveys and evaluations, including design, structure, content, delivery method, collection, analysis, recommendations, and follow-up 

Job Requirements 
• Bachelor's degree and seven years of related experience in delivering strategic and tactical internal communications or equivalent combination of education and experience 
• Degree in Communications, Internal Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Organizational Development, English, or related disciplines preferred 
• Experience with Change Management 
• Major corporation experience preferred 
• Experience with IT clients preferred 
• Experience with intranet or interactive media and other web-based communication vehicles are a plus 

Additional Requirements 
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills 
• Excellent organizational skills with a strong ability to prioritize 
• Strong analytical skills with a sharp attention to detail 
• Experience with user experience or usability 
• Ability to recognize trends and patterns 
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
• Project management skills 
• Basic web authoring skills, HTML, and social business platforms a plus 
• SharePoint a plus 
• Snagit, Photoshop, or other screen capture and graphic applications a plus 
• Training and instructional design experience a plus 

Software Skills Required: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Basic web authoring skills, HTML, and social business platforms a plus; SharePoint a plus; Snagit, Photoshop, or other screen capture and graphic applications a plus