The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a Director of Communications & Marketing for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a $300 million effort to improve health in the United States, with a focus on five major health challenges facing the nation:
Addiction and overdose
Obesity and the food system
The Initiative's goal is not just to better understand challenges. The goal is impact.
Specifically, the Initiative empowers more than 50 people working in organizations on the front lines each year by providing full scholarships for graduate public health degrees. The Initiative also funds dozens of collaborative projects with community organizations, supports research of the highest quality, and provides technical assistance to policymakers. The Initiative is devoted to advancing equity, developing evidence, and advancing policy.
More about the Bloomberg American Health Initiative is online at http://americanhealth.jhu.edu.
The Initiative is embedded in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the oldest and top ranked public health graduate school in the United States, and part of Johns Hopkins University, the nation's first research university.
The primary responsibility of the Director of Communications is to tell the story of the Initiative and how innovative public health tools and evidence can address longstanding challenges to health. The Director will lead a strategy to tell this story through traditional media, social media, and the Initiative's website, podcast, twitter account, and other resources.
This is an opportunity for someone inspired to work with national experts and a high functioning team to advance health in the United States.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. The plan should include promotion of the educational, research, and practice elements of the Initiative across traditional media, social media, podcasts, and other platforms.
Oversee the creation of original content across a variety of platforms, across current and emerging channels.
Manage media relations for the Initiative, including proactive outreach to reporters.
Develop, manage, and implement the communications budget for the Initiative.
Develop and manage communications contracts and agreements.
Lead media relations for events, live and virtual, including the annual Bloomberg American Health Summit.
Lead efforts to assess the impact of the Initiative's communications strategies.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree in Communication, Marketing or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
8 years related experience. Communication skills.
Writing / editing / public relations skills.
Experience must include at least five years experience working as a journalist or with journalists, and working with social media platforms.
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Experience developing and implementing a strategic communications plan in a complex organization.
Experience managing contracts with vendors.
Experience working on public health issues, including at least one of the 5 issues in the focus of the Initiative.
Experience communicating about scientific evidence.
Experience in policy communications or advocacy.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong writing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, including persuasive presentation and public speaking.
Understanding of health equity.
**Candidates may be asked to submit writing samples as part of this evaluation process.**
Classified Title: Director Communications & Marketing Role/Level/Range: L/04/LE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri 7.50 hrs/day Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: BAHI Operations Personnel area: School of Public Health
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