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Senior Director, Executive and Internal Communications

Updated: Jan 6, 2023

Position Summary

The Executive Communications Manager is charged with developing, implementing, and managing an executive communications program for Stony Brook Medicine focused on supporting the Executive Vice President, Health Sciences and the CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital. This position will write effective communication plans and messaging that support leadership initiatives and key strategic initiatives. This position will produce employee communication on a variety of organizational topics and ensures that updates are shared in a timely, engaging manner. Plans will be multifaceted including internal communications, social media and thought leadership pieces. The position is also responsible to build and implement a strategic EVP communications plan with emphasis on thought leadership and includes securing and facilitating speaking engagements. This position will oversee the internal communications manager to ensure all internal communications activities are aligned. This position will also work closely with the social media manger. This position reports into the AVP, Marketing and the Executive Vice President, Health Sciences. The selected candidate will have exceptional writing, editing and communication skills with proficiency to write clearly and concisely on complex topics for a diverse set of audiences.

Reporting Structure

  • Reports into AVP, Marketing and EVP, Health Sciences

  • Manages Internal Communications Manager

  • Collaborates with Social Media Manager and EVP, Administrative Assistant

Duties of a Executive Communications Manager may include the following but are not limited to:

Speaking Engagement Support – 30 percent

  • Secure and manage key speaking engagements

    • Identify high profile speaking engagements

    • Pitch topic

    • Prepare presentation

    • Coordinate logistics with executive assistant

Executive/Internal Communications – 30 percent

  • Develop a strategic foundation for executive communications that will be used throughout the health system.

  • Create and manage an executive communications calendar to structure the flow, timing, and coordination of communications, and increase the efficiency of current practices.

  • Write and manage enterprise-wide communications related to strategic priorities/goals, SBM vision, and mission, and other important messages from EVP, CEO and when appropriate, other senior leadership. Implement a consistent voice, tone and personality that aligns with SBM brand pillars/attributes.

  • In partnership with the internal communications manager, assess communication tools and make recommendations for how enterprise-wide information is disseminated, including new technology and integration of communication tools/services across SBM audiences and locations.

  • Working with Internal Communications Manager, implement communication plans that promote and enhance the internal SBM brand and reputation, align with paid, earned and social campaigns, and build culture internally through the sharing of information, events, and stories.

Social Media –20 percent

  • Manage EVP’s social media channels with the goal of building brand reputation.

  • Coordinate with Social Media Manager on social strategy to ensure EVP’s and SBM social media outreach is aligned.

  • Create EVP’s social content (written, video, audio, photo) from conception to completion across relevant social channels including Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

  • Create and implement strategy to increase EVP’s social media presence and impact.

  • Provide analytics on EVP’s social media reach and impact.

Thought Leadership – 20 percent

  • Build and implement a strategic EVP communications plan with emphasis on thought leadership. Implement a consistent voice, tone, and personality that aligns with SBM brand pillars/attributes.

  • Write and manage EVP communications, including speeches and presentations, related to strategic priorities/goals and SBM vision and mission.

  • Research and write thought leadership pieces and op-eds on major issues in healthcare.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher)

  • 7+ years of experience in executive communications and internal communications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in English, Communications or a related field.

  • Master’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher degree).

  • Healthcare experience.

  • Additional years (5+) experience in social media.

  • Experience working email platforms.

  • Experience in developing thought leadership.

Special Notes: Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.” Upon acceptance of a conditional job offer, candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).

If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.


  • Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

  • All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.

  • This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

  • This function/position maybe designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine’s Employee Health Services*

  • Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.

  • Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*

  • Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.

  • Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).

Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.


Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280.

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Job Number: 2104071

Official Job Title: TH Associate Administrator

Job Field: Marketing and Communications

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Department/Hiring Area: Marketing and Communications

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30-5 Pass Days: Sat, Sun

Posting Start Date: Oct 14, 2021

Posting End Date: Jan 12, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade:MP3

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