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Sanford Health Executive Director, Media Relations and Corporate Communications in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: GSS National Campus
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Sanford Health is leading the way for incredible growth and change in the health care industry – and you can be a vital part of sharing our story across the globe. As the leader of media relations and corporate communications, as well as the primary representative for Sanford Health in media interviews, you will be responsible for building the power of the Sanford Health brand both internally and externally. An opportunity like this – to be spokesperson and a key leader for the media relations department of one of the largest health systems in the U.S. – is a chance to join a movement that is making an impact for patients every day. The media presence of a company shapes its identity for the public. You’ll lead an experienced media team with media relations specialists, editors, social media specialists, multi-media journalists and corporate communicators.

The position requires significant management experience with demonstrated exceptional abilities to influence, coach and communicate. As you lead these inter-disciplinary teams you will be responsible for aligning and integrating their work processes and building a unified team with the cohesiveness to champion the vision of the organization.

A key responsibility of your role will be to design and implement the overall strategy of a reputation management program, as well as develop a company-wide media relations program. In this position you will need to be ready to balance a global mindset with the sensibilities of caring and communicating on a local level.

You will analyze current market trends and opportunities to develop comprehensive corporate plans. The position holds budgeting responsibilities and interacts with highest level of leadership at Sanford Health.

As the primary representative for Sanford Health in the media, you will need to be keenly aware of the importance of instant responses on a granular level and be able to adhere to deadlines with ease. You must know how to blend sincerity with being politically astute in communicating with diverse audiences.


Bachelor’s degree in mass communications, public relations, English, political science, business communications or related field required. Master's in business administration (MBA) or master’s degree in communications or related field is preferred.

Minimum of ten years corporate communications experience or equivalent field required. Proven leadership and coaching experience. Leadership experience of interdisciplinary teams required. Demonstrated exceptional written, verbal and electronic communication skills.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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Job Function: Leadership
Req Number: R-18428
Featured: No