Senior Communications Consultant - Des Moines, IA

The Iowa Primary Care Association’s (PCA’s) vision is Health Equity for All.  Our mission is Enhancing community health centers’ capacity to care. All employees of the Iowa PCA are expected to represent the company vision and mission. 
The network of the Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA), along with our sister companies INConcertCare (INCC) and IowaHealth+ (IH+), is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) best practice model sought by states across the country for how Primary Care Associations, Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), and Clinically Integrated networks (CINs) can be integrated to support and enhance the work of community health centers. 
As part of the Engagement team, the Senior Communications Consultant will drive communications work relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the Iowa Primary Care Association, INConcertCare, and IowaHealth+ and member community health centers. This individual is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all communications, marketing, and public relations activities.  


  • Collaborates with Senior Director of Engagement and Engagement Team to develop and execute annual communications plan to achieve network’s strategic goals and objectives 
  • Drives collaboration and builds strong relationships with community health center and internal staff to develop content that effectively demonstrates and tells the story of community health centers and our three organizations 
  • Collaborates with team members to develop external messaging and strategic communications to support our initiatives 
  • Leads strategic utilization of social media and website to promote community health centers and the network 
  • Ensures alignment of messaging and branding across teams and the organization 
  • Develops content and maintains websites, social media, and other e-communications


  • Supports brand development and awareness strategies, serves as the brand champion  
  • Develops, launches, and maintains marketing and strategic communications plan to support network brand 
  • Develops and coordinates review of communications materials  
  • Provides graphic design assistance  

Patient Engagement  

  • Collaborates with all business units to develop patient engagement materials that elevate the voices of community health centers patients, staff, and the patients they serve 
  • Develops meaningful communications that address the unique needs of community health centers and supports our vision of “health equity for all” 
  • Collaborates with Engagement Team to educate, advise, strategize, and guide staff regarding any communication, project, or initiative and how to infuse a health equity lens 

Event Management  

  • Leads planning of the Iowa Community Health Conference and coordination with contracted event planners 
  • Collaborates with Senior Director of Engagement and Policy Analyst with planning of communications, advocacy, or outreach events including Day on the Hill, etc.  
  • Coordinates Iowa PCA Communications and Engagement Committee meetings  
  • Fosters relationships with annual sponsors  
Expected Values and Behaviors:  
  • Collaborative – We are one team. Celebrate success together. Learn from failure together.  Willing to embrace change and responsive to each other. We can and should depend on each other. Share your work and ask questions. Offer to help, offer to learn, and offer solutions to problems. 
  • Accountable – We work for health centers and we work with each other.  Tell the truth, keep your word, listen, and make it better. Expect excellence from yourself and others. 
  • Respectful – Approach every interaction with thoughts of equity, inclusion, and humility. We are one organization, and we are many people. We understand our differences and are better for it. Welcome feedback of all kinds. We are all learning something. 
  • Deliberate – Always understand the problem before trying to solve it. Nothing should be done without a purpose. Unite around common goals, visions, and strategies. 
  • Proactive – We seek opportunities to learn and prepare for future challenges. Everyone is responsible, expected and empowered to prepare us for the future. Train and plan for what comes next and who comes after us. 
  • Transformative – We empower systems change with a lens of excellent healthcare, health equity and compassion. Or health centers lead the way; we will clear the way. Adapt to changing circumstances and improve through adversity.

Education and/or Experience 

  • A Bachelor’s degree Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or Marketing or a related healthcare certification and experience in an equivalent role. 
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant communications experience. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to provide clear, concise directives. 
  • Ability to craft compelling messages and stories that resonate with target audiences. 
  • Strong collaborative and consultative skills; ability to cultivate productive working relationships 
  • High level of self-motivation and the ability to work independently, as a member of a team, as well with all types and levels of employees. 
  • Proficiency in various media platforms, both traditional and digital. 

This position is required to be on-site at least two days per work week. Some travel to community health centers and partners is required via vehicle or to conferences via air travel. 

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Additional Info

  • Specialty: Iowa Primary Care Association
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Des Moines

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