Communications Lead - State Public Programs

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 06, 2018
Feb 19, 2019
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.


This position is responsible to provide editorial coordination and consultation for State Public Programs, UCare Connect, UCare Connect + Medicare, and UCare's MSHO marketing communications.  This includes the writing, development, and implementation of communication materials to support organizational goals and objectives. 

·Coordinate the writing, development, health literacy, and production of marketing and member materials, and website pages, related to UCare's State Public Programs, UCare Connect, and UCare's MSHO, including UCare's A Healthier U newsletter, open enrollment materials, member retention outreach, and annual mailing communications.

·Develop marketing and communications strategies in conjunction with Product Management.

·Lead content development and administration on ucare.org.

·Post monthly online pharmacy document updates.

·Serve as an editorial resource and health literacy consultant to other departments on communication projects, and work in a cross-functional or collaborative function with other areas of the organization and within the team.

·Adhere to the required member material process mapping system, and fulfill business owner and marketing communications roles as outlined in the process.

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

·Partner with Government Relations to develop required materials. 

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's or advanced degree in communications-related field required

Required Experience

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

Preferred Experience

Health care communications and website copy-writing experience preferred. Experience working in a government-regulated industry a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel desired.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 9th 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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