The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World integrates university-wide expertise and diverse perspectives to unlock groundbreaking knowledge in addressing unresolved global health challenges.
It serves as an enterprising partnership and resource hub to stimulate and support innovation around health equity via multidisciplinary events, funding grants, mentorship and strategic communication that bring the Johns Hopkins community together. Experts from medicine, nursing, public health, international relations, engineering, education, business, the social sciences, creative arts and bioethics work side by side with partners and disadvantaged communities around the world.
This position will provide communications leadership for the Alliance, including writing, editing, and disseminating materials that highlight the Alliance's work and position it as a leader in the health equity space.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Develop, plan, and implement a comprehensive communications plan for the Alliance.
Promote the visibility of Alliance events, success stories, programs, products, and staff and student achievements through a variety of mediums for internal and external audiences.
Oversee administration, maintenance, and content management of the Alliance website.
Oversee media relations including, when applicable, op-eds, letters to the editor, news releases, talking points, and other materials.
Solicit content from Alliance faculty and staff to support marketing efforts.
Responsible for development and implementation of AHW social media strategy. Curate relevant information to share with AHW stakeholders and monitor public mentions of AHW and related researchers. Track and analyze social media effectiveness.
Oversee, and generate content for, the Health Equity Connector e-newsletter.
Support maintenance of AHW editorial content calendar. Coordinate timing, preparation needs for content development and ensure alignment with AHW annual calendar of events, grant deadlines, other significant milestones.
Support reinforcement of the AHW brand (identity, reputation and visibility). Ensure visual consistency and appropriate tone of materials disseminated.
Stay up to date on relevant global health news, developments, and events and keep AHW faculty and staff up to date as needed.
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Four years of relevant communications experience.
Seven (7) years progressively responsible related experience in communications, marketing, or journalism.
Outstanding writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in creating new content while maintaining collaborative relationships.
Experience making challenging subjects accessible to lay audiences.
Working knowledge of basic graphic design and website platforms.
Experience with higher education institutions and working with global health organizations
Experience working with journalists and media organizations. Expertise on the Johns Hopkins infrastructure and collaborative opportunities across divisions
Professional proficiency with InDesign, Canva, photo editing software and website content platforms.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong professional writing, research, and editing skills. Experience making complex topics accessible for non-expert audiences
Professional experience repackaging written content for targeted audiences across various mediums.
Ability to translate complex ideas into digestible written and visual content for web and social media.
Ability to interact and work effectively with a diverse range of internal clients including leadership, faculty, scientists, researchers, staff and students, and committee members.
Must demonstrate a strong ability to work independently as well as a member of a team in creating new content while maintaining collaborative relationships.
Comfortable in a position requiring multi-tasking. Must function effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment. Must have the ability to focus on details and follow through to completion within time constraints.
Capacity to manage several activities simultaneously relying on strong organizational skills, self-motivation and excellent communication skills. Proven ability to prioritize workload.
Evening work with some travel for selected events is possible.
Classified Title: Communications Associate Working Title: Communications Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58,695 - $80,625 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001140-Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Personnel area: School of Public Health
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at email@example.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Equal Opportunity Employer Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.