Assistant Communications Director

Vaya Health - Asheville, NC (30+ days ago)3.5


The Assistant Communications Director works with the Director of the Office of Communications in the creation and implementation of a strategic, multi-faceted communications program designed to build and strengthen the organization’s role and reputation as a leader in managed care.


  • Assist Director in the development and management of annual strategic communications plans to support the organization’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the organization to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities to support organizational initiatives and develop communications materials to promote/publicize activities.
  • Aid in the development, implementation and management of external communications efforts.
  • Foster relationships with media, community stakeholders and other organizations.
  • Respond to media requests for information and facilitate interviews with organization spokespeople.
  • Oversee development of news releases, fact sheets, talking points and other publicity materials.
  • Serve as editor for communications materials, including news releases, online content, communication bulletins and annual reports.
  • Coordinate the organization’s support of special activities, including sponsorships and strategic partnerships.
  • In collaboration with other department leaders, identify opportunities for strategic community engagement to increase brand awareness and equity among stakeholders.
  • Launch strategic community engagement initiatives, and identify and designate internal content experts and personnel for participation in promotional activities.
  • Support Director in crisis communication management, including drafting press releases, scripts and/or statements and monitoring media outlets.

QUALIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALING REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field. Minimum of four years’ experience in communications, public relations or comparable role; experience in healthcare is plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position must have the ability to establish appropriate and respectful relationships/partnerships with organizational personnel. Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team approach. Ability to assume a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of providers, consumers or families served. Works within the established ethical guidelines developed for the profession.


  • Demonstrated experience with writing and editing, specifically analytical and creative experience necessary to address targeted messages to a variety of audiences, utilizing different channels
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including interviewing and gathering information from sources at all levels in the organization, compiling information and editing
  • Ability to relate to and work with a variety of stakeholders across teams as well as work effectively independently
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Must know and understand basic features of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in graphic design with Adobe Creative Suite preferred*
  • Experience with SharePoint preferred*

SALARY: Grade/Step is determined by qualification and experience of candidate. Position is full-time salary with comprehensive benefits. This position is exempt from overtime compensation.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $54,820.00 to $67,719.00 /year


  • communications and public relations: 4 years (Required)