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Wisconsin Hospital Association

POSITION: Vice President, Communications

Madison, WI

Listing date:  8/20/20


The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in Wisconsin and is the collective voice of the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems. WHA is comprised of a highly motivated, results oriented team that takes pride in impacting health care public policy, opinion and debate in a manner that enables Wisconsin hospitals and health systems to deliver some of the best health care in the country.

WHA has a broad agenda and growing footprint that reaches far beyond the hospital and across the continuum of care.  Strategic communication is a critical element of WHA’s successful multi-faceted advocacy strategy. We are looking for an experienced, energetic and forward-looking professional who will craft and execute our comprehensive communications program.

The Vice President, Communications is a part of the WHA senior team and works very closely with all other members of the WHA senior team. Reporting directly to the President/CEO, this position is responsible for leading WHA’s communications department and initiating and directing strategic communications to WHA member hospitals and health systems, state and federal policymakers, media and the public. This position is the primary point of contact for the media and hospital and health system public relations professionals and manages production and dissemination of WHA’s many regular publications and communications.

The ideal candidate will be able to lead a three-person team and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment, have exceptional written and oral communication skills, experience with statewide media relations, and have a strong functional and strategic grasp of multiple communication mediums, including print, digital and social media platforms.

Minimum of five years’ experience managing communication functions for an organization, ideally in health care, is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is also preferred.

WHA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, mental or physical disability unrelated to ability to do the job, or any other characteristic protected by law. WHA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please forward your resume and salary history, in confidence to:

Jenna Hanson