Communications Manager, Internal - Benefits and Wellness

UnitedHealth Group

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Position Details

Communications Manager, Internal - Benefits and Wellness
Twin Cities Metro
Minnetonka, MN

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

Play a critical role in rallying 325,000 employees around our mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Work within UnitedHealth Group Corporate Communications in a role that includes employee communications, project management, relationship management and analysis. This individual will play a key role in executing high-impact programs and communications that advance employee engagement.

This position requires a highly motivated, self-sufficient individual who can effectively interact with a range of stakeholders, including senior executives, and quickly develop an in-depth understanding of UnitedHealth Group's initiatives, priorities, programs and its role in the health care system. Essential qualities for success in this position include a collaborative nature, uncompromising eye for quality, exceptional writing, editing and listening skills, superior organizational and program management skills, resourcefulness, creative problem-solving and multi-tasking skills, the flexibility to effectively and quickly adapt to changing priorities and a willingness to dive in and execute on plans.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute communications plans to support business goals, with a particular emphasis on supporting communications strategies on employee benefits and wellness initiatives to drive employee engagement and understanding 
  • Support the ongoing needs of the Human Capital team and drive effective communications on UnitedHealth Group programs to employees across the enterprise 
  • Draft, edit and distribute communications targeted to UnitedHealth Group employees, including articles, emails, executive communications, videos, presentations, speeches, digital signage, event-related communications, employee social media posts, intranet content, etc. 
  • Support efforts to collect, analyze andreport on various internal data (qualitative and quantitative) to drive improvements and increased effectiveness (surveys, tailored metrics for tactics and channels, etc.) 
  • Identify opportunities and execute initiatives based on research and data 
  • Support innovations and enhancements to employee communications, programs and platforms 
  • Serve as a trusted partner and work effectively with UHG Human Capital benefits leaders as well as with Optum and UHC Communications partners - adding value and driving projects to achieve goals

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.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree

6+ years of experience in:

  • Communications, marketing, public relations, employee engagement, or business management
  • Account management and relationship development assessing and interpreting client needs and requirements
  • Presenting to groups and teams
  • Content creation across multiple channels

Experience with communications strategy and planning, particularly with unique employee wellness benefits

Excellent writing and editing skills with proven track record of executing campaigns and tactics

Experience in developing content tailored to specific audiences and channels (digital, print, social, verbal)

Excellent project management skills including development of strategic initiatives, active management and execution

Experience in analyzing, interpreting and presenting data with recommended improvements

Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint/Word/Excel) experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in building and executing initiatives in a corporate setting (or in consultation with corporations)

Knowledge and/or use of Associated Press Stylebook

Video and digital communications experience

Experience supporting and writing for senior and executive leadership

« Back