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Sr Director - Marketing and Communications Ministry Wide Function

Company: Ascension
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

As a Senior Director, you will lead and collaborate with the Ministry Market and the Marketing and Communications Function, on strategic planning, consumer engagement, tactical implementation, stakeholder engagement, and activation of Marketing and Communications initiatives to support the business and strategic plan.


At Ascension, we respond to an ever-changing workplace by building a community of associates that are flexible, creative and innovative.  We reward them with respect and recognition.  We seek balance in our work and in our lives, and encourage spirituality in the workplace.  Every associate at Ascension is unique and comes to us with different needs. We strive to have the programs in place that meet those needs.


This role will be a hybrid role with a remote office with an onsite presence to meet with leadership and conduct other day to day responsibilities.

What You Will Do:


  • Serves as senior director of local brand and business category for the organization, leading consumer engagement, consumer experience, growth and business development for the market and service area
  • Responsible for understanding the unique target audiences and consumer landscape of the market and service area – including demographics, behaviors, influencers, channels and value propositions
  • Responsible for understanding engagement of target audiences, prospect and lead generation, nurturing and relationship management
  • Responsible for leading internal, associate and executive communications for the market as well as external communications, thought leadership and earned media
  • Responsible for stewardship of the Ascension brand with associates within the organization and with external audiences in the market and service area - as well as brand and reputation building in the community
  • Works closely with market leadership including Ministry Market Executive, Strategy, Finance, Operations, and Ascension Medical Group dyad leaders to understand competitive environment, market share/market shift, growth targets, growth drivers, opportunities and rapid response
  • Works with colleagues within the Marketing and Communications function to execute on strategic plan, identify influential channels and implement tactics
  • Responsible for understanding and acting on business KPIs and financial analytics – and the marketing performance to meet those goals
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal and/or external colleagues, stakeholders, and community leaders as needed to support the advancement of the Ascension Mission.
  • Oversees ongoing talent development and team management of the Indiana based associates in the Marketing and Communications function


Complexity of Work:

  • Within the scope of the job, it requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to thrive in a high-pressure environment.
What You Will Need:


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 7 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:


  • Bachelor's Level Degree required. 
  • Master's Level Degree optional.


Work Experience:

  • At least ten years in a leadership role with strategic decision-making responsibilities, including marketing and/or communication experience is required, within healthcare preferred.
Why Join Our Team:

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement:

This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.


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