AIM is seeking qualified candidates for its Public Health Communications Specialist position. As a key member of the communications team, the position’s core function is to create and develop communication plans, projects, and materials to boost health awareness about influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. The work will focus on initiatives to support historically under-resourced communities that experience health disparities and are disproportionately affected by influenza and COVID-19.
The Public Health Communications Specialist assists AIM staff in the administration and management of communication activities associated with a cooperative agreement awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement technical assistance for strategies to increase community engagement and uptake of influenza and COVID-19 vaccination. These activities are supporting CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program and the 64 immunization programs. REACH is a CDC administered program that works towards reducing racial and ethnic health disparities by awarding mini-grants to organizations that address these issues. Through this AIM/CDC partnership—known as iREACH— REACH grant recipients plan and carry out local, culturally appropriate programs to address racial and ethnic disparities in immunization coverage among Black/African American, Latino, Asian, American Indian, and Pacific Island/Alaska Native communities. AIM provides a platform for REACH recipients to store and share materials, as well as facilitate communication with and between organizations.
This position will be responsible for developing and disseminating clearly written, well-designed health communication materials for AIM members, REACH recipients, and partners in a variety of formats, such as web content, social media toolkits, blogs, posters, training materials, and slide decks, etc. Additionally, this position will provide support for communication and information sharing among AIM members, REACH organizations, and key AIM partners, and support adding developed materials into the CDC’s media center as needed.
This position reports to the Communications Director.
Position Location: Remote
Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hour work week) with benefits, non-exempt. This is a grant-funded position and funding is available through September 2023; subsequent years of funding for this position are contingent on available grant funds.
Salary and Benefits: $65,000, commensurate with experience, competitive benefits package
Start date: September 2022 (negotiable)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and a professional or graduate school writing sample (the sample should be solely written by the candidate, 400-750 words, related to a health topic, and include at the top who the intended audience was) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state “Public Health Communications Specialist” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls or LinkedIn messages please.
The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) is the only professional public health association for all federally funded immunization program managers in the United States and its territories. Founded in 1999, AIM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that enables immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases and improve immunization coverage in the U.S.; promotes adequate and efficient allocation of resources to immunization efforts; promotes development and implementation of sound immunization policies and programs; and provides a forum for development and dissemination of information among its members.
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We’re currently hiring for a Senior Communication Specialist, Media Partnerships to work with our federal health client.
As a Senior Communication Specialist, Media Partnerships, you will:
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Location: The preferred candidate will site on site with our federal health client in Atlanta, GA. However, for select candidates ICF will consider locations in Washington DC or remote work in the United States.
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At the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services we’re passionate about “helping people live better lives.” Every individual within DHHS makes an impact. We want to elevate, engage and empower those that choose to spend their energy making the world a little brighter.
We are searching for our next Director of Communications. Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff, the Director is responsible for promoting the mission, priorities and brand image of the Agency by communicating and coordinating accurate, helpful, timely and clear information in a variety of ways and via a variety of channels, including internal communication, public information, visual information and legislative coordination..
We recognize that our employees bring tremendous value to the State of Nebraska and that their vital work helps us fulfill our mission and obligation to the public. We support our staff by offering fantastic benefits, training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth. We run a positive, team-oriented atmosphere.
What you will receive:
• Career Development and Learning
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
• Opportunity to be part of a caring organization
• Flexible Schedules
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Great teammates
Pay is commensurate with Education & Experience
Nebraska State Office Building: Lincoln, NE
Examples of Work
What you will do as the Director of Communications:
- Manage and oversee the agency’s communication and public information activities, including planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a variety of communication methods and strategies for internal and external communications such as social media, traditional media and public relations; emergency communications; DHHS website and social media pages; and production and distribution of promotional materials.
- Serve as the primary spokesperson and media contact for the agency by presenting official statements to the media on behalf of DHHS; formulating a strategy for media response to highly sensitive issues, often under tight deadlines with considerable oversight and exposure; and ensuring a coordinated, accurate, positive and timely response to media, public and other inquiries.
- Partner with executive leadership to guide and coach them on best communication practices.
- Collaborate and partner with our internal executive level team members on media campaigns while providing best practices on communicating our messaging.
- Develop talking points, speeches and other written documents for the CEO and other executive leaders.
- Manage and oversee the agency’s communications efforts, including coordinating activities with DHHS staff, Governor’s Communications Office and other state agencies; researching issues, and assist with and responding to requests for information from the Legislature and others.
- Develop end-to-end communications campaign plans including messaging, script and presentation development, event logistics, executive briefs, media training and more.
- Develop and maintain internal communications team on key messages and content that supports story development through employee-focused channels
- Manage and oversee the DHHS system advocate/help line, including responding to the public’s questions and concerns about agency programs and services.
- Provide leadership, mentoring, guidance and evaluation to staff within the Office of Communications (OCOM) team and ensure all work is completed in support and enhancement of the objectives and goals of the agency, divisions and programs.
Qualifications / Requirements
- Master’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or a related field.
- Five to seven years of progressive and increasing responsibility and experience developing, planning, and managing public relations, mass media communication activities or public information programs.
- Expert-level professional judgement in navigating complex issues and adept at crisis communications.
- Experience in advocacy, including serving as the spokesperson for an organization/agency.
- Experience working in or with government agencies is preferred.
- Able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
The successful candidate would be an eclectic-thinker, dynamic leader and a creative storyteller. We are looking for someone who is energetic, passionate and comfortable working within all levels of state administration.