Director, Executive Communications

UnitedHealth Group

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Director, Executive Communications
Twin Cities Metro
Minnetonka, MN

This isn't packaged goods. It's a bigger challenge than that. Here you're making a difference in people's lives, starting with your own. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Play a critical role in helping one of the world’s leading health care companies share how it’s helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone. Join UnitedHealth Group’s Executive Communications team and support key leaders within the Office of the CEO as well as other senior leaders across the enterprise.

This position requires a strategic thinker with experience supporting global leaders across multiple disciplines in a matrixed organization. Ideal candidates must be highly motivated, self-sufficient and effective in developing relationships with teams and leaders throughout the company. We are looking for people who are insatiably curious, resourceful and hungry to learn. Candidates must have uncompromising standards for quality and accuracy, exceptional writing skills and a bottomless well of creativity. There is a restlessness to our culture that requires comfort in ambiguity. Business and financial acumen are a must. Experience in the health care industry is valued, but not essential.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute positioning and engagement plans for key leaders within the Office of the CEO as well as other senior executives 
  • Develop messaging for internal and external engagements, including writing speeches, video scripts, social posts and other written communications to employees and external stakeholders 
  • Work closely with business and functional leaders to identify and vet key engagements for senior executives to support our business priorities and build a positive reputation with target audiences 
  • Support public and employee events, including global town halls, visits to internal facilities, employee roundtables, video productions, and industry and social responsibility events

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:

  • 7+ years of experience with speech writing and executive communications in government or with C-suite executives at a Fortune 100 company 
  • Experience working in, or consulting to, a complex, sophisticated, highly-matrixed performance-oriented organization 
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex business, legal, regulatory, national policy and technical issues clearly and accurately 
  • Hands-on experience with relevant and appropriate communication technologies and channels in an integrated and compelling manner 
  • Ability to adapt writing tone, voice and style to align with a broad range of executive voices and diverse audiences 
  • Experience with strategic storytelling 
  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in, or consulting, to a global business 
  • Outstanding speechwriting abilities, a sharp intellect, broad worldview and a confident executive presence that inspires trust 
  • Collaborative, detail and customer service oriented, have strong teamwork philosophy and leadership skills 
  • Strong knowledge of the health care industry, policy environment, and internal and external trends that impact the business and our leadership

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