Vice President of Communications (Remote)

Bethesda, MD /
Business Operations – Office of the CEO /
Full Time
/ Remote
Aledade, Inc. is actively recruiting for a VP of Communications that will have a pivotal role in translating and amplifying company strategy and promoting company culture to both external and internal audiences. The VP of Communications reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of Aledade's communication plan. You will work cross-functionally to develop communication strategies for corporate announcements, mergers and acquisitions, crisis communications, issues management, and more to elevate Aledade’s mission and impact. 

We are flexible with respect to geographic location, and the ideal candidate will be comfortable working remotely/work from home within the US or from our offices in Durham, NC; New York, NY; Austin, TX; or Bethesda, MD.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following:

    • Lead the strategic planning, direction and execution of the Communication function at Aledade and work cross functionally to achieve goals, including building a robust internal communications function 
    • Oversee speaker engagements for executive and business leadership to increase company visibility and impact
    • Lead media relations with emphasis on developing and broadening relationships with top tier journalists to increase awareness and impact of Aledade’s work
    • Enhance social media capabilities and activity, continuing to evolve the communication function in keeping with digital trends by being adept at social listening, creating dialogue, analyzing outcomes, and developing solutions based on lessons learned
    • Partner with the People Team to ensure Aledade’s employment brand is amplified externally, securing appropriate awards around talent, innovation, culture, and business performance are secured and promoted 
    • Partner with Investor Relations to ensure consistent messaging and communication schedule
    • Support and amplify Aledade’s ESG activities 
    • Analyze corporate communication effectiveness and modify strategy informed by data
    • Advise senior leaders on executive communication and preparation for internal and external forums 
    • Partner with key teams (i.e, legal and finance) to develop and keep record of changing communication policies 
    • Lead and build a high performing communications team 

Education/Experience: The ideal candidate will offer:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred 
    • 10+ years’ experience in communication leadership roles, preferably public companies 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including ability to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely
    • Obsessive attention to detail, both in messaging and in written documents 
    • Expertise with various communication channels for effective dissemination of information 
    • Proven success in a senior role of a Corporate Communication function in a high-growth environment 
    • A track record of creating a work environment known for collaboration, alignment, accountability, and trust
    • Familiarity with the health care ecosystem and value-based care are a plus
    • Ability to think beyond their immediate team and contribute to making Aledade holistically better (active engagement in DE&I efforts, culture initiatives, facilitating training, leading roundtables, etc.)

Work Environment:

    • This is a high performance, high growth, fast paced, distributed organization. The ability to get up-to-speed quickly, be productive and successful in an intense work environment is critical.  Willingness and ability to travel is required, it is anticipated that this will approximately 10% to 20% of work time in a typical month. 

Physical Demands:

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    • The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
All prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated, including booster shots, against COVID-19 with a COVID-19 vaccine for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a license or an Emergency Use Authorization prior to mutually-agreed upon start date at Aledade, unless they qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement.

If you are passionate about transforming the healthcare system into one that best serves the needs of patients, doctors, and society, we’d love for you to join us!

Who We Are:
Aledade is a leader in population health that is using innovative, value based solutions to transform the way physicians interact with their patients.  We are on a mission to change healthcare for the better and solve complex problems within the healthcare system. 

We follow the simple but radical idea that Aledade only succeeds when our partner practices succeed.  From our cutting-edge technology platform to practice transformation services, we provide physicians with everything they need to create and run an accountable care organization (ACO),  revamping the way they practice and getting them back to where they should be: quarterbacking their patients’ health care!

Our customized solutions help clinicians in communities across America preserve their autonomy, deliver better care to their patients, reduce overall costs, and keep independent physician practices flourishing.

What Does This Mean for You?
At Aledade, you will be part of a creative culture that is driven by a passion for tackling complex issues with respect, open-mindedness, and a desire to learn.  You will work with team members that bring a wide range of experiences, interests, backgrounds, beliefs, and achievements to their work, united by a shared passion for public health and a commitment to the Aledade mission.

We’ve recently been recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post, Best Workplace in HealthCare & Biopharma, Top 100 Best Small & Medium Workplaces,  Glassdoor Best Places to Work, a Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, a Tech Tribune 10 Best Tech Startups in Maryland and Bethesda, Best Tech for Good, Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Parents, Top Workplaces USA, and a Healthcare Industry Top Workplace.

That’s because the things that matter to you also matter to us!

In addition to time off to support work-life balance and enjoyment, we offer the following comprehensive benefits package designed for the needs of our full-time team-members:

Flexible work schedules and ability to work remotely available for many roles
Educational Assistant Program
Robust time off plan (21 days of PTO in your first year!)
Paid Volunteer Days
11 paid holidays
12 weeks paid Parental Leave for all new parents
6 weeks paid sabbatical
Health, dental and vision insurance paid up to 80% for employees, dependents, and domestic partners
401(k) with up to 4% match
Stock options
Monthly cell phone stipend 
Jeans everyday workplace
Gender neutral bathrooms 
And more!

At Aledade, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them!   We strive to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified individuals representing the diverse communities where we live and work. Aledade is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at Aledade are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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