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Health Communications Manager

 
 

Health Communications Manager

We believe that actions speak louder than words, and for nearly four decades we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families.

Today, we promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.

Position Summary

The Health Communications Manager develops and implements the strategies, messages and materials that make the National Partnership for Women & Families and its multi-faceted health program visible to media, policy makers, advocates, and the public. She or he works closely with the National Partnership’s President and Vice Presidents and other members of its communications team. The health program includes the Campaign for Better Care, as well as numerous other initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing a highly visible, integrated communications strategy to promote the work of the National Partnership and the Campaign for Better Care.
  • Working with policy staff to identify media opportunities related to the organization’s health work.
  • Writing news releases, statements, media alerts, editorial memoranda, oped pieces, speeches, remarks, testimony, brochures, newsletter stories, blog posts, web copy and other materials on health issues.
  • Pitching media and handling media queries on health issues.
  • Generating and setting up interviews, edit board meetings, deskside briefings, and other such opportunities.
  • Preparing National Partnership and Campaign for Better Care spokespersons to give interviews.
  • Writing talking points, questions-and-answers, and other message materials on health issues.
  • Supporting the organization’s work in numerous coalitions.
  • Helping build and maintain a high quality, consistent brand for the organization in all of its public materials.
  • Integrating with the National Partnership’s full, multi-issue communications operation.

Qualifications

  • Minimum five to eight years work on health communications.
  • Familiarity with health-specific public policy through work on Capitol Hill, with policy makers at the state or national levels, or with like-minded advocacy groups.
  • Familiarity with advocacy work from the perspective of a non-profit advocacy group, think tank, foundation or similar organization.
  • Excellent strategic, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience writing media materials.
  • Experience in media relations.
  • Experience working under tight deadlines.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications or a health-related field.
  • Experience writing for websites, and media contacts with journalists covering health-related issues a plus.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits. Submit letter, resume, two writing samples, and references to jobs@nationalpartnership.org, or to Health Communications Manager, National Partnership for Women & Families, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20009. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen.


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