At the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC), we are dedicated to advancing health equity in support of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health. Working under the Program Manager, the Communications Manager directs and implements the project's strategic communications efforts and is responsible for continuing to build the national visibility of health equity and minority health issues. This position is ideally suited for an agile and persuasive writer and communicator who possesses strong management skills and thrives in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment. This project is interdisciplinary in nature, addressing health and social issues such as community health and health disparities across the United States and its territories.
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (e.g. Public Health, Marketing, Public Policy, and Journalism).
A minimum of 5 years of direct communications related experience.
Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills, including the ability to effectively communicate to different audiences (ranging from policymakers to advocates to the general public).
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines in a high-quality manner while maintaining focus on longer term strategy and deliverables.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented setting with a range of staff members; willingness to work independently, in ad-hoc teams and with multiple senior staff.
Ability to effectively supervise and mentor communication staff and the capacity to work with a supervisor and senior staff effectively.
Ability to oversee and support website management, graphic design and layout, both conceptually and technically.
Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; multi-task; shift priorities as needed; ability to blend communications knowledge and skills with content and organizational strategy.
Commitment to and demonstrated success in public health and social marketing; desire to achieve significant prevention and health outcomes and commitment to reducing inequities in health and safety.
Willing and able to perform business associated travel.
Master's Degree is preferred.
Knowledge of other languages.
Strong knowledge of social media strategies - including Facebook, Twitter and other new media technologies - including a strong understanding of analytical and practical applications.
Experience developing communications strategies for advocacy campaigns as well as experience working with news organizations, online, print and/or broadcast media outlets.
Experience in and understanding of issues surrounding health equity and how to use communications as a tool for advocacy.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Managing and shaping the development of communication strategies and materials (including talking points and messaging strategies) across the project and its focal areas.
Supervising all electronic media for the client. Overseeing and coordinating the look and feel of the website, implementing strategic social media campaigns, and designing dynamic e-newsletters and e-alerts.
Crafting and editing persuasive and compelling e-alerts, blog articles, press releases, presentations, media advisories and op-eds on a variety of prevention related public health issues on behalf of senior staff.
Expanding the visibility of health equity by:
Designing awareness and advocacy campaigns on particular topics; establishing relationships and buy-in for the campaign with other federal and state agencies, community based organizations (CBOs), universities, and other stakeholder institutions and individuals.
Promoting programs and initiatives that address health disparities funded by the client.
Overseeing the on-going and strategic dissemination of publications, tools and frameworks through professional newsletters, journals, blogs and related resources as well as identifying new dissemination outlets.
Tracking and strategic analysis of news coverage of relevant public health issues in traditional and new media.
Providing strategic guidance on social media strategy.
Providing strategic consultation to state health departments, community based organizations and federal partners on how to effectively frame and develop messages on health equity.
Supervising and mentoring communications staff and consultants.
Traveling to/from and working at both off-site and on-site work locations.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment.
Professional dress is required for the majority of workdays, and especially when in the presence of clients and when visiting on-site client offices.
This document is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all job related activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Due to the nature of the industry, job tasks may be changed as necessary to meet the needs of the customer.
AMTIS Inc. is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.