United States of America: Communications Coordinator

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

Position Overview:

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing GNHCC’s communications and outreach strategies, including logo and branding opportunities. The fellow will research evidence-based best practices in support of GNHCC planning and program development and in furtherance of GNHCC’s public education mission. The Communications Coordinator will support monitoring and evaluation by developing communications materials based on lessons learned, including case studies and reports, as well as by informing survey design and data collection activities to yield useful information for communications materials.

This opportunity is ideal for someone who has a passion for health care and social justice, and who is interested in innovative and creative ways to use communications, outreach, and research strategies to drive transformation in health care. The fellow will be excited to learn and develop professionally and will have the opportunity to work with leaders of health care institutions, local and state government, philanthropy, and peers in the field. Reporting to the Executive Director and Project Managers, the Communications Coordinator will have broad exposure to all aspects of developing and implementing communications, outreach, and research strategies at an innovative healthcare startup.

Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Develop and implement GNHCC’s communications and outreach strategies, including logo and branding opportunities
  • Enhance the visibility of GNHCC through our website, for example, showcasing current projects, research, best practices, and publicity
  • Increase GNHCC’s social media presence and continuously providing appropriate content on social media outlets such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WordPress, blogs, etc.
  • Create and send out a quarterly newsletter
  • Develop communication materials for GNHCC programs
  • Manage public relations and promote GNHCC opportunities and activities through local media
  • Create a GNHCC annual report

Strategic Partnerships and Development

  • Support locally based fundraising activities by strategizing communication efforts and identifying potential funding sources
  • Cultivate partnerships and build new ones with local and statewide organizations and stakeholders that would enhance the sustainability of GNHCC’s projects
  • Support GNHCC team to develop concept notes and project proposals to be submitted to funders

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation

  • Research evidence-based best practices in support of GNHCC planning and program development and in furtherance of GNHCC’s public education mission
  • Conduct literature reviews and related research in support of GNHCC planning and program development and in furtherance of GNHCC’s public education mission
  • Support monitoring and evaluation by developing communications materials based on lessons learned, including case studies and reports, as well as by informing survey design and data collection activities to yield useful information for communications materials

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Highly organized, energetic, and motivated*
  • Excellent writing skills in English*
  • Excellent oral, relationship building, and communication skills*
  • Experience in website design and social media*
  • Familiar with urban communities, including potential partners and stakeholders*
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team environment*
  • Cultural sensitivity to interact diplomatically and effectively with professional partners and community members alike*
  • Ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines under pressure*
  • Self-starter and self-disciplined*
  • Track record of innovation and achievement in their studies or work history*
  • Strong technical skills including website design (e.g. WordPress, HTML, etc.), social media, and graphic design
  • Experience developing communications materials for a range of audiences
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising
  • Experience conducting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) work and communicating M&E data
  • Interest in population health
  • Experience in event planning

How to apply:

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

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