Job posted by: Global Health Corps
Posted on: June 10, 2014
The extreme disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between the world's rich and the world's poor is unjust and unsustainable. To change this unacceptable status quo will require a new generation of leaders with diverse skills and backgrounds. Emerging leaders need opportunities to build their skillsets and build meaningful connections with other young leaders who share a vision for transformative change.
Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We do this by providing yearlong paid fellowship opportunities to passionate young leaders. During their fellowship years, GHC fellows serve in positions of impact within outstanding healthcare organizations in the US and sub-Saharan Africa. They also engage in intensive training, professional development opportunities, mentorship and thoughtful community-building.
Fellows work in teams of 2—one international fellow and one in-country fellow —on a wide range projects that improve healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Working at for-profit, non-profit, and governmental health organizations, fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling out new supply chain management tools, and conducted policy research in Washington DC.
GHC is looking for an energetic and highly organized communicator to join our small, fast-paced team as a Communications Manager in New York. The Manager will play a central role in supporting GHC's mission of movement building by managing GHC's internal and external communications and elevating GHC's brand.
This area requires excellent written and verbal communication of our work, message, and mission to a wide range of key stakeholders. The Manager will report to the CEO.
The Manager will serve as the staff-lead on ongoing internal and external GHC communications and thought leadership, in addition to all recruiting activities. To be effective, the Manager will create a strong, hopeful communications strategy focused on elevating the stories of our fellows, alumni, and partners, boosting the narrative of the importance of non-clinical contributions to global health, as well as a focus on a "business as unusual" model, including lessons learned from around the world, rather than a developed/developing world dichotomy. The Manager will actively engage both traditional and non-traditional partners in order to amplify GHC's impact in movement building and advocacy. This responsibility includes media relations, event-planning, overseeing our social media presence, web development, internal and external newsletter coordination, and annual report coordination.
The Manager will be responsible for the following communications objectives:
Strategy Development and Thought Leadership
Storytelling and Media Relations
Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a 3-5 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Communications Manager". Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.