Community Engagement Specialist

Norfolk, VA
Apr 02, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Full Time

Education Level
Bachelor's Level Degree

None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

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Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

Sentara Healthcare's Customer Development and Marketing Department is hiring a full time Community Engagement Specialist.

Position Overview
  • Position interacts as a conduit between Sentara and community leaders, legislators, and other key influencers.
  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing community outreach campaigns and key events, workshops, forums, and other events where company should be represented
  • Keeps abreast of industry trends, community assessments and developments in our community and legislative relations
  • Assists in identifying opportunities for key memberships, sponsorships and grant giving associated with corporate social responsibility. Assists in the administration of the funding for these opportunities.
  • Incorporates traditional, social media and other digital marketing techniques to achieve high level integration across all channels.
  • Serves in this capacity system-wide for the company (SOME TRAVEL REQUIRED).

Education and Experience
  • Education: Bachelors Level Degree
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in community outreach and engagement, public relations, and developing and hosting community events
  • Skills for Success: Previous experience working with legislators and local, state, and elected officials

Sentara Overview
For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. Our not-for-profit system proudly includes advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice agency, a 3,800-provider medical staff and four medical groups. In addition, we provide medical transport ambulances and Nightingale air ambulance, and we extend health insurance to 445,000 people through Optima Health, our award-winning health plan.

Sentara Benefits
As the third largest employer in Virginia, Sentara Healthcare was named by Forbes Magazine as one of America's best large employers. We offer a variety of amenities to our employees, including, but not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement funds with matching contribution
  • Supplemental insurance policies, including legal, Life Insurance and AD&D among others
  • Work Perks program including discounted movie and theme park tickets among other great deals
  • Opportunities for further advancement within our organization

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For information about our employee benefits, please visit:

Join our team! We are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development and growth!

Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in community outreach and engagement, public relations, and event planning. Experience in hosting and developing community events. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills. Proficiency in digital applications and databases. Excellent organizational skills. Solid knowledge of healthcare industry is desired. Demonstrated ability to elicit support and enthusiasm from corporate executives, managers, employees and supporting departments to effectively implement corporate vision and mission. Must be willing to travel.


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