The role is responsible for monitoring and curating content for IHA’s digital assets, including websites and social media platforms. In addition, this role will contribute as a writer, editor, and proofreader for IHA’s various digital and print communication vehicles, including IHA’s for-profit business subsidiaries, member education, quality improvement initiatives, and the Illinois Poison Center.
Outline of Responsibilities
Draft and uploads content for digital platforms, including but not limited to the IHA websites, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Create and post updated content to IHA’s digital platforms with the intent of driving engagement.
Write and edit a wide variety of digital and print communications, including, but not limited to, various IHA publications; promotional materials; websites; social media; and educational brochures and flyers.
Work collaboratively with members of the Corporate Communications and Marketing Department, along with colleagues from across the Association, to assist in the development and implementation of promotional/marketing campaigns.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communications, journalism, advertising, marketing or related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to fulfill the duties of the position. A minimum of three years digital content management experience with a command of content management best practices, required. Familiarity with HTML, Google analytics, marketing automation, search engine optimization, and user design experience, preferred. Versatile writer with the ability to write social media content and web copy, press releases, news stories, as well as digital ad copy and brochure copy. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in healthcare, hospitals, associations, government relations or the news media. Natural ability to work collaboratively, with strong interpersonal skills. Experience meeting tight deadlines, and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), with offices in Chicago, Naperville,
Springfield, and Washington D.C., represents more than 200 hospitals and health systems as
they care for their patients and communities. Its members range from major academic medical
centers and teaching hospitals that train tomorrow’s doctors and nurses, to community hospitals
that transform advances in medicine and technology into better lives for patients, to rural and
critical access facilities that bring high-quality patient care to the less populated regions of
Illinois, to specialty institutions that care for patients in need of behavioral health, long-term
care, or rehabilitation services.
Since IHA was formed in 1923 (and combined with MCHC in January 2016 to form an
integrated, statewide organization), its mission has been to strengthen and unite hospitals and
make high-quality, affordable health care available to all Illinois residents at the right time and in
the right setting. To make this possible, IHA advocates for a redesigned health system and
sustainable funding -- including new models of healthcare delivery and payment -- that support
the Triple Aim of healthca...re.
IHA’s core role is to be the trusted voice, resource and partner for Illinois hospitals representing
their interests at the local, state and national levels to ensure sustainable resources, the highest
level of quality care and transformation of healthcare delivery. In addition to its advocacy and
policy work on behalf of its members, IHA’s Midwest Healthcare Institute provides innovative
business and performance solutions, services and tools, including patient care and quality
improvement initiatives and collaboratives, data analytics, purchasing and insurance services.
IHA also provides a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs for members on critical
healthcare issues and challenges.
The President & CEO and a Board of Trustees of 23-28 members, direct IHA advocacy and
member priorities. Member forums for safety net hospitals, small and rural hospitals, behavioral
health, investor-owned hospitals, and volunteers, as well as councils and task forces, provide
members opportunities to participate in the Association’s policy development process.