Communications Specialist

La Rabida Children’s Hospital


La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago. We specialize in treatment of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma. La Rabida provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health services to children across a continuum of care, serving as a model for family-centered care.

La Rabida is a very special place. Triumphs occur here. Children overcome odds and excel beyond hope. This is where those who serve gain more than they give. La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions. We also offer psychology training programs in child clinical and pediatric psychology.

Our comprehensive employee benefits program is competitive. Our lakefront location is spectacular. We are an equal opportunity employer. We promote healthy eating and our facilities are smoke free.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Coordinate, develop and oversee internal and external communications; develop and implement a social media plan; support the Communications and Media Relations Manager and Senior Graphic Arts Specialist.


  • Serves as primary content developer of Currents, e-Currents, annual report, and other internal and external communications and guiding the review and production processes. 
  • Leads the hospital social media efforts, sharing news and patient-family and medical staff human interest stories with social media audiences, researches which social media outlets are the best match for the hospital’s key messages and audiences. 
  • Creates and implements multifaceted communications strategies to enhance long- and short-term campaigns for fundraising, program promotion, etc. 
  • Promotes special events through social media, website and articles in Currents / e-Currents 
  • Assists the Media Arts Specialist in producing quality photography, videography and graphic arts 
  • Supports Communications and Media Relations Manager by developing stories and leveraging industry contacts


  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, related fields or equivalent experience required. 
  • One (1) to three (3) years of applicable experience required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required. 
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments required 
  • Healthcare experience preferred.

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