Director of Corporate Communications

Baystate Health | Springfield, Massachusetts 01199

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: October 15, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29204


Join Western Massachusetts’ largest integrated healthcare systems, Baystate Health, as the new Director of Corporate Communications!

The Position

  • The Director of Corporate Communications will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and education as it pertains to the management of traditional and digital corporate and internal communications.  
  • This position supports executive leadership and the organization’s tactical priorities through the development and implementation of communication plans to nearly 13,000 Baystate Health employees.
  • Responsible for utilizing future technologies and communication tools to enhance internal communication platforms as well as the development of the executive team’s thought leadership program. 
  • Consistently engage with and gather insight from internal members to enhance and develop effective platforms, strategies, tactics, and messages. 
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence, hands-on leadership, and the ability to effectively communicate. 
  • 10+ years of progressive responsibility in areas of management, communications, corporate communications, crisis communications; and healthcare.
  • This role includes an opportunity for both on site and remote work.

The Organization

  • With roots dating to the founding of Springfield Hospital in 1883, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years.
  • Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, serving more than 800,000 people throughout Western Massachusetts.
  • With nearly 13,000 employees, a 1,200-member medical staff, and net patient service revenue of more than $2.3 billion, this dynamic and growing system includes an academic medical center, a children’s hospital and three community hospitals. It also offers a large multispecialty group, (Baystate Medical Practices), Baystate Home Health, Baystate Reference Laboratories, and Health New England, a 205,000-member health insurance company.
  • As an integrated academic health system, the advancement of knowledge is a major component of their mission. Serving as the regional campus of the UMass Chan Medical School - Baystate, they educate and train current and future caregivers – preparing much of their region’s health care workforce to meet patients’ needs for years to come.

The Community

  • Some people rave about sunsets over the desert, while others love the crash of a storm at the seaside. For those lucky enough to live in Western Mass, the community is pretty partial to the peaceful calm of a spring day, or the beauty of a glorious profusion of fall foliage across a bluer-than-blue autumn sky.
  • Springfield, Massachusetts, is New England’s fourth largest city, perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball and home of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Resting along the banks of the Connecticut River, Springfield, Massachusetts, is located on the southern doorstep of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, a region that's loved by outdoorsy types for its natural beauty and abundant hiking trails.
  • Home to poets and potters, artists, and authors, Western Mass is renowned for its rich culture. Experience the finest in theater and the performing arts – and view the work of world-renowned painters, sculptors, and book illustrators at some of the finest small museums in the country.
  • There are museums, galleries, and gardens focusing on virtually every art form you can imagine and paying tribute to artists and authors like Emily Dickinson, Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, and Norman Rockwell.
  • Springfield is about three hours from New York City, 90 minutes from Boston and roughly 30 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut.



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