Communications Specialist - Medicare - Temporary (7 Month Assignment)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 23, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

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Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

This position is responsible to provide editorial coordination and consultation for development of broker-related materials and required Medicare marketing communications, plus other materials as requested.  This includes the writing, development, and implementation of communication materials to support organizational goals and objectives. 

·Collaborate with Sales Department in the development of broker-related communications and marketing materials for UCare's Medicare individual products. These materials may include emails, newsletters, presentation materials and sales/information kits, other materials as requested and ensuring materials meet regulatory deadlines

·Maintain working knowledge of Medicare Marketing Guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

·Together with the Medicare marketing team, identify work priorities for this position, and determine production timelines, including review cycles and responsibilities.

·Draft materials for review and submission to CMS.

·Write, proof, produce and submit broker materials, through mailing, working closely with Marketing/Communications Lead, sales team and designer. Ensure timely submissions of drafts and completion of final documents.

·Adhere to the required member material process mapping system, and fulfill business owner and marketing communications roles as outlined in the process. Ensure materials are stored and managed according to department policies and procedures. Proofreading as time permits.

·Collaborate with other Communications team members to flex workload as needed.

·Partner with Government Relations to develop required materials.

·Other projects and duties as assigned. 


Bachelors or advanced degree in communications-related field. 

Required Experience

Three years of corporate or non-profit marketing communications experience. Three years of project management experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word.

Preferred Experience

Health care communications experience.  Experience working in a government-regulated industry. Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 8th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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