Director, Event Communications at VillageMD

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Join VillageMD as a Director of Event Communications in Chicago, IL or Remote

Join the frontlines of today's healthcare transformation

Why VillageMD?

At VillageMD, we're looking for a Director of Event Communications to help us transform the way primary care is delivered and how patients are served. As a national leader on the forefront of healthcare, we've partnered with many of today's best primary care physicians. We're equipping them with the latest digital tools. Empowering them with proven strategies and support. Inspiring them with better practices and consistent results.

We're creating care that's more accessible. Effective. Efficient. With solutions that are value-based, physician-driven and patient-centered. To accomplish this, we're looking for individuals who share our sense of excellence, are ready to embrace change, and never settle for the status quo. Individuals who have the confidence to lead but the humility to never stop learning.

In this role, the Director of Event Communications will partner with our marketing and communications teams to manage large and small events for internal and external audience along with a scalable plan and event guidelines. 

Could this be you?

  • You thrive on creating dynamic events both in-person and virtual to engage your key audiences.
  • You thrive on a fast-paced work environment and enjoy collaborating across the organization including with the marketing team, business development and talent.
  • You’re skilled at developing events from scratch or refining existing events and plans.
  • You’re capable of managing both in-house and external partners to bring a successful event to life.
  • You’re an excellent problem-solver for both big picture and event-day issues.
  • You’re highly creative and can develop new ideas to keep events and webinars exciting and educational.
  • The Events Director will lead VillageMD’s robust events efforts including trade shows, webinars, speaking engagements, etc.
  • The Events Director will create a playbook for future events including large events (such as annual conferences) and small events (such as clinic ribbon cuttings).

How you can make a difference:

  • Develop a variety of in-person and virtual events for internal and external audiences including, but not limited to, a variety of audiences including physicians, prospective physicians, employees, and patients. Events will be a combination of industry and owned events at both large and small scale capacities.
  • Create a playbook for each type of event -- with brand standard activation and guidelines -- that includes event outline, concepting, pre-, onsite and post communications, timeline, run of show and measurement and reporting. Playbook should include selection and supervision of external agencies or contractors where appropriate.
  • Create and manage comprehensive event calendar to ensure all stakeholders are aware of event happenings.
  • Oversee events with a dotted line relationship to all other event managers in the organization.
  • Create short and long-term plans for event management to be leveraged across the organization's teams including marketing, BD, HR, etc.
  • Develop and maintain a budget plan for each event and seek approval in advance.
  • Determine the appropriate tracking and reporting to measure the success of the events.
  • Develop new and creative event opportunities for patient and physician/provider audiences.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to develop event-specific social media content leading up to, during and after the event.
  • Negotiate event sponsorships, speaking opportunities, and webinars to best showcase our brands.
  • Train and supervise event staff to plan and execute events on site.
  • Create scalable event plans for large events, market/practice events and events-in-a-box.
  • Plan and oversee ribbon cutting events; collaborate with the teams to amplify to the appropriate audiences.
  • Develop post-event results reports and collaborate with appropriate teams for post-event action.

Skills for success:

  • You have high emotional intelligence, the ability to forge meaningful relationships, and can successfully navigate diverse stakeholder groups
  • You are highly collaborative, yet skilled at influencing others to achieve results
  • Experience performing under pressure with a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and a commitment to doing what you say you will do
  • You are solution-oriented and have a passion for being hands-on in problem-solving and execution
  • You are self-starting and maintain a high sense of urgency and accountability in delivering measurable results in line with agreed upon timeframes

Experience to drive change:

  • Approximately 10 years of event experience.
  • Bachelors degree in business, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excel at creating playbooks and guidelines to help in-market teams and agencies execute the plans.
  • Excel at both in-person and virtual events at large and small scale.
  • Experience in all Microsoft Office suite and experience with Sharepoint and SmartSheet are preferred.
  • Some travel required.

How you will thrive:

In addition to competitive salaries, a 401k program with company match, bonus and a valuable health benefits package, VillageMD offers paid parental leave, pre-tax savings on commuter expenses, and generous paid time off. You work in a highly-collaborative, conscientious, forward-thinking environment that welcomes your experience and enables you to make a significant impact from Day 1.

Most importantly, you make a difference. You see a clear connection between your daily work on VillageMD products and services and the advancement of innovative solutions and improved quality of healthcare for providers and patients.

Our unique VillageMD culture – how inclusion and diversity make the difference

At VillageMD, we see diversity and inclusion as a source of strength in transforming healthcare. We believe building trust and innovation are best achieved through diverse perspectives. To us, acceptance and respect are rooted in an understanding that people do not experience things in the same way, including our healthcare system. Individuals seeking employment at VillageMD are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Those seeking employment at VillageMD are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

Explore your future with VillageMD today.

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We are in the heart of downtown Chicago - accessible to all trains and plenty of food/drink options nearby!

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What are VillageMD Perks + Benefits

VillageMD Benefits Overview

We offer competitive bonus, great benefits, generous PTO, strong parental leave policy, and 401k with a match. We are conveniently located near Metra and L trains, and offer commuter benefits. We offer schedule flexibility and work from home options. And, last but certainly not least: loads of snacks and fresh ground whole bean coffee!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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