United States of America: Communications Associate

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Communications Associate will contribute to GHC’s work as coordinator for the global health community and an amplifier of the community’s voice. The Associate will be specifically involved in drafting materials, such as blog posts and social media content for publication through GHC’s various communication channels. In addition to creating content, the Associate will liaise with GHC members to gather additional content for GHC’s website and weekly newsletters. Both creating and gathering content for our organization is essential in fulfilling our organizational goal to improve health globally through the power of the collective voice. The Communications Associate will learn from and consult staff members who manage GHC’s communications platform to perform daily duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the amplification of GHC’s policy and advocacy work on global health via GHC’s communication channels
  • Support logistics and communications plans for special events. Participate in events, manage social media platform during events, take detailed notes, and draft blogs relating to main takeaways
  • Provide GHC members with information on a continuing basis through website updates, weekly newsletters, blog content, social media platform, and targeted e-mail outreach

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master of Public Health degree or global health experience (via previous job or internship)
  • Strong writing skills, including demonstrated experience in both drafting and editing communications content*
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word Suite (including Excel, Word, Publisher) and Adobe Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator)*
  • Adept at using social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)*
  • Customer service experience required*
  • Some experience planning and coordinating meetings and events*
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced multi-task team environment*
  • Strong oral and written English language skills*
  • Experience using content editors such as WordPress and Constant Contact strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • HTML experience strongly preferred

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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