Founded in 1991 and based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the mission of Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (JHCAIH) is to work in partnership with tribal communities to raise the health status, self-sufficiency and health leadership of Native Americans to the highest possible level. Our primary focuses are on behavioral and mental health, infectious disease prevention, and training Native American health leadership. To accomplish this mission, we need the individual, foundation, corporate and public sector donors to support our work.
JHCAIH is seeking a motivated individual to assume a key external communications role, with the goal to mobilize and inform the general public as well as allied agencies about JHCAIH’s work, and to help promote JHCAIH’s leadership in the mission to achieve health equity for Native Americans.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform administrative duties in support of communications effort.
Conduct research and fact finding to assist in developing content for communication pieces.
Monitor, facilitate, and coordinate production and distribution of communication pieces, including production schedule, layout, interface with vendors, writers, freelance writers and photographers.
Manage inquiries, pitch stories, and write media releases.
Interview story prospects and write newsletter articles.
Responsible for social media content development strategy, and engagement. Analyze social media reach and impact.
Write website articles and news, and ensure website content is kept current.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Two (2) years of college coursework.
Some related work experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the * JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study preferred.
Experience working with Indigenous communities.
Experience working with issues related to health equity.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail.
Prior experience with issues of health equity.
Experience with Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator and video programs to develop brochures, videos.
Classified Title: Communications Coordinator Working Title: Communications Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OE Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $17.42 - $23.95 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00pm / 40 hrs per week (Some evening or weekend work may be required) Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001145-Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH Personnel area: School of Public Health
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