Human Resources Internal Communications Specialist
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
JOB SUMMARY: Develops and implements the communications strategy and content across the Human Resources organization to promote awareness of the organization's employee value proposition, supports employee engagement, ensures effective and consistent HR communications, and manages ongoing function of policy review and updates. Provides communications counsel to the HR leadership team. Serves as an active participant in issues management, interacts with multiple internal HR partners to drive relevant and engaging communications, while ensuring a coherent HR communication strategy is developed and administered.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: B.A./B.S. in HR, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related field.
Work Experience (Years and Area): Five (5) years of functional/professional experience in an HR setting, including two (2) years handling and/or assisting with HR communications and at least one (1) year doing policy revisions and or updates.
Management Experience (Years and Area):Two (2) years of general project management experience, preferably in an HR environment
Equipment Operated: Standard Office Equipment
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports
Other Skills: Analytical; Research; MS Word; MS Excel
Work Schedule: Flexible; Telework
Other Requirements: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook); experience with various page layout software such as Adobe and/or QuarkXPress preferred; working knowledge of HR functions, change management, and organizational design. Must demonstrate the ability to provide strategic communications counsel to executive and senior management. Must have ability to develop and leverage multiple communication channels including but not limited to email, guideline documents, inter-office memorandum, presentations and intranet content.
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.