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Sr. Internal Communications Manager

Minneapolis, MN or Washington, D.C.


Rally Health is all about putting health in the hands of the individual. It’s our mission, and it drives everything we do, which is to empower people with easy-to-use online and mobile tools that help them take charge of their health and health care, from improving their diet and fitness to selecting health benefits, and choosing the right doctor at the right price for their needs.

Our culture is built on a deep and sincere dedication to helping people live healthier lives. To do this, we are committed to innovating continuously at every level. We know that some of the things we do are not going to work, and that’s okay. We’re not trying to build something that is churn and burn. We’re building something that supports people over their lifetime. As Rally Health founder and CEO Grant Verstandig says, “We get to do amazing work every day that directly impacts the lives of millions of people for the better.”

The Sr. Internal Communications Manager will guide the planning, development and execution of high-impact, strategic internal communications that inform and educate Rally Health employees and key internal stakeholders on our strategy, mission, key business achievements, and other important news updates that reinforce Rally Health’s strategic direction and industry leadership. Reporting to the Communications Director, you will serve a broad range of internal clients, including senior executives, providing consistently high levels of project management, relationship management, business acumen, strategic thinking and precise execution.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • You will partner with the Communications Director to create and execute broad-based and stakeholder-specific communications plans that help Rally Health achieve our goals and objectives.
  • Counsel key business partners within corporate functions on how to utilize communications to further business priorities and improve employee engagement, building strategic communications plans as required.
  • You'll collaborate with and work across many different areas of the Rally organization, including the Human Capital, Product and Marketing teams, supporting business and executive communications aligned to enterprise business and communications strategies. Partner with the broader UHG and Optum internal communications teams to ensure Rally Health news is being distributed as appropriate within the UHG organization.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with high-level leaders and peers, and quickly become established as a 'go-to' partner for communications strategy and execution that delivers on the short and long-term goals of the enterprise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with 6+ years of internal communications experience, preferably within a large, matrixed organization.
  • 6+ years of experience in role(s) in which strong project management, writing and working with high-level corporate leaders is a part of the day-to-day role.
  • Leadership experience with company intranet web sites (planning, budgeting, creation and editorial ownership).
  • Experience planning and executing all-employee meetings.
  • 4+ years experience leading change communication efforts across different parts of an organization.
  • Thrive and move seamlessly through a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • An extraordinary verbal and written communicator, with the ability to independently craft communications for both broad employee and C-suite level audiences.
  • Strong project management skills - adept at closing loops, connecting dots, spinning plates and preventing balls from dropping.
  • A collaborative, consultative disposition, an uncompromising eye for quality, comfort with change, resourcefulness, creative problem-solving, multi-tasking skills and flexibility.
  • A quick learner who effectively engages with leadership, rapidly establishes rapport, and flexes to changing demands.
  • Ability to effectively process and understand complex situations and technical subjects, and translate them clearly in layperson's terms.
  • A track record of successfully measuring the effectiveness of programs, and applying those insights to make continuous improvements.
  • Working knowledge of the full suite of MS Office and Google applications.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Healthcare experience.
  • External and executive communications.
  • Speech writing experience.

Why join Rally? On top of an innovative work atmosphere and a chance to help people change their lives, we offer competitive pay, daily catered lunches, and an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). In addition, offer the ability to grow, while truly making an impact in the healthcare system.

Rally Health believes in a policy of equal employment and opportunity for all people based on merit and commitment to the principles of diversity. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job titles, and administer all programs, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, union affiliation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants who require an accommodation related to the application and/or review process should notify Talent Acquisition (

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