Senior Communications Strategist
Job ID: R0041990 | Communications Support | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Responsible for developing and executing complex, strategic communication plans and initiatives to support the engagement and professional needs of UVA Health internal and executive teams. This position leads the development and delivery of strategic, timely, and cost-efficient communications messages and campaigns to achieve specific, measurable goals in alignment with organizational priorities. This position will design and maintain effective, informative, and creative internal communications and productively engage with all our stakeholders via multiple channels, including digital, print, multimedia, etc. As a senior communications strategist, this individual will work closely with other members of the Internal and Executive Communications team on larger editorial initiatives and content strategy. Responsibilities include application of internal communications principles, efficient project management, quality content creation, excellent interdepartmental communications, and the ability to manage multiple priorities to meet demanding deadlines with a variety of stakeholders and teams.
  • Plans, develops, and supports internal communications strategies to achieve specific, measurable goals, ensuring organizational needs are met and aligned with system priorities.
  • Plays a lead role in the editorial planning and project management for one or more internal communications channels.
  • Manages editorial planning tools used to support editorial calendars, content creation, and other internal communications assets.
  • Serves as primary communications advisor and liaison to assigned client areas within the UVA Health organization.
  • Partners with leaders and internal constituents to identify communications needs, opportunities, and challenges. Creates and executes content and communication vehicles to further the understanding of and engagement in the UVA Health mission, vision, values, goals, and enterprise initiatives.
  • Develops and proposes story and messaging concepts and writes and edits content for various internal uses, including, but not limited to, newsletters, announcements, video scripts, profiles, and articles. Consults with team members and outside sources as necessary to ensure accuracy.
  • Works collaboratively across UVA Health to develop and distribute internal communications that are well integrated into overarching organizational communications plans.
  • Ensures compliance with editorial guidelines and visual standards.
  • Creates and manages measurement of internal communications initiatives; optimizes communications accordingly.
  • Supports significant special projects as assigned by department leadership.

Position Compensation Range: $61,443.20 - $98,300.80 Annually

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field such as English, communications, public relations, journalism, or marketing.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate or executive communications, internal communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field. Experience in cultivating relationships and coordinating communications strategies for clients. Experience in a healthcare setting/academic medical center preferred.
  • Licensure: None.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines


Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.




Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Working here.

Magnet Recognition

UVA Health System has one of the nation’s most diverse workforces. We are a close-knit, collaborative team that values the expertise, opinions and contributions of our staff. Our proven patient-first focus drives everything we do and fuels our many accomplishments - from Magnet® designation for our nurses to national recognitions as a top hospital and employer (Magnet is a registered trademark of the American Nurses Credentialing Center).

Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.

Safety Photo

UVA Health Quality & Safety

At UVA, delivering the highest-quality, most advanced and safest healthcare to our patients is our top priority. That’s why we never stop striving to make our best better. As a leading healthcare institution, our goal is to be the safest place in America to receive care and to work, because patient and team member safety is essential to providing the best healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a fluid situation. At UVA Health, we've been on the frontlines since the beginning. Nurses, researchers, doctors — we've all been doing our part to halt the virus. This effort is part of our longstanding commitment to provide care you can count on.