Communications Specialist

La Rabida Children’s Hospital

Who we are:

La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago. As an acute care specialty hospital, we focus on treating those with complex medical conditions, chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma. La Rabida is a place unlike any other. We understand the needs of families with children battling the most serious or complicated of conditions. With teams of the best healthcare providers in Chicago, we give continuous, comprehensive care, education and support, helping families face their unique obstacles head on.

La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions. If you’re ready to work for an organization where caring is a way of life, you’ve come to the right place. Oh, and the lakefront views are spectacular too!

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Job Summary:

Responsible for researching, developing and writing key internal, external and development communications, as well as overseeing the hospitals social media footprint and digital reputation management. Provide direct support to the Director of Communications and Media Relations and Graphic Arts Specialist. 

  • Serve as primary storyteller and content developer of electronic and print newsletters and communication campaigns, annual report, leadership messaging, and other internal and external communications requests. Also serves to primary guide for review and production of these materials 
  • Lead the hospital social media efforts, sharing news, patient and family human interest stories with targeted audiences; researches which platforms are the best match for the hospital’s key goals, messages, and audiences. 
  • Create and implement targeted communications campaigns to deliver results for hospital fundraising, program promotion, and brand awareness goals. 
  • Promote special events through social media, website and articles in newsletters. 
  • Assist the Media Arts Specialist in producing compelling multimedia pieces, including photography, video, and graphic arts. 
  • Support Director of Communications and Media Relations by developing media placement opportunities, expanding industry contacts and securing interview opportunities for subject matter experts

What we need from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications or experience in related field required 
  • 1 to 3 years public relations experience required, preferably in health care 
  • Strong writing, editing and Microsoft Office skills; excellent personal interaction skills; ability to manage projects under deadline required. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

What you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage 
  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Accident Insurance 
  • Retirement Plan - plan for your future and life after La Rabida with our customized 403b plan with generous matching 
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - we make sure employees have the time they need to recharge and be the best versions of themselves! 
  • Tuition Reimbursement - looking to continue your education toward a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.

« Back