Job Responsibilities : Jobs Hiring: Health Communications Specialist II (Fully Remote/Work from Home)
Salary : Competitive Salary
Company : FHI 360
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FHI 360’s United States Programs business unit works in all U.S. states and territories, focusing on the main drivers of success for Americans: health, education, and employment. Our Social Marketing and Communication (SMC) department within the United States Unit is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Health Communication Specialist.
Strong consideration will be given to applicants in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC, but this position is open to remote applicants anywhere in the United States.
Overview: SMC uses science-based social marketing and communication approaches to address public health, education, and employment challenges in the U.S. SMC implements a diverse portfolio of social marketing, public relations, communication, and training and technical assistance projects in the U.S. that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, foundations, and private associations. In the past decade, our team has worked on issues such as diabetes, emergency and pandemic preparedness, obesity prevention, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, youth financial education, employment skills development, cancer, asthma, immunizations, violence prevention, access to health care, and tobacco control and cessation.
The Health Communication Specialist II is a key position that will support primarily the scalable outreach task within SMC’s HIV Communication Team. The team supports CDC with the implementation of the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign in the United States, along with other projects within SMC.
Key tasks will include:
Providing day-to-day management of scalable outreach activities in partnership with the scalable outreach task manager.
Managing various communication processes and workflows in support of strategic communication needs.
Serving as a trusted communication advisor of scalable outreach task needs.
Working alongside the scalable outreach task manager to develop strategic task plans and activity proposals.
Working closely with the scalable outreach task manager and other task managers to coordinate activities and meet deadlines.
Liaising with clients and acting as a point of contact for assigned requests.
Engaging with external campaign partner organizations, community members, and campaign participants.
Lead day-to-day scalable outreach task activities, including overseeing the task support staff work alongside task manager.
Work with the task manager to develop and implement new, innovative scalable outreach activities to pilot with partner organizations.
Liaise with FHI 360’s creative development and design team to develop consumer outreach products, update existing products for partner use, and maintain a tracking database for all campaign print materials disseminated via partners or in-person events.
Use good judgement to monitor and address client issues in a timely manner and keep senior project management apprised of activity progress and barriers.
Contribute to business development efforts, including proposal strategy and writing support.
Contribute to the team’s upbeat culture of innovation, customer service and excellence.
**Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Communications, health promotion or related field with five or more years’ experience with strategic communication, health communication, marketing, outreach, public relations, advertising, promotion, or other communications methods required.
Typically requires 5-8 years of writing, editing, and publications experience.
Excellent judgment and demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with external clients.
Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or
private organization. Experience working with CDC is not required but is considered a major plus.
Familiarity with SharePoint and web-based content management platforms a plus
Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite including Teams.
Excellent technical and creative writing skills. Demonstrated experience in translating public health science into persuasive, digestible copy for consumers and professionals.
Thrives in high volume, dynamic environments and operates effectively amongst ambiguity
Strong organizational skills and ability to project manage with efficiency and diplomacy
Demonstrated knowledge of health communication and/or social marketing principles.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a heavily matrixed team.
Ability to prioritize and competently manage a variety of activities with multiple deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Agency or large media campaign experience a plus.
Expertise in HIV prevention and treatment or sexual health a major plus.
Spanish-language fluency, both written and spoken, a plus but not required.
Has no supervisory responsibility.
Receives instructions on new assignments.
Reports to a Manager, Associate Director or Director.
Typical Physical Demands:
Typical office environment.
Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift 5 – 10 lbs.
Up to 10% – 25%
**Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job. This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.
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