Assistant Director, Communications

The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.

About the organization

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its seventeen programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.


Utilizes exceptional writing and critical thinking skills as part of a high-output, fast-paced team within PHII and will help drive PHII to its next level of success.
Set communications strategy for public health, healthcare and/or social justice programs, and demonstrates skill in translating complex public health or medical topics into compelling narratives for diverse audiences.
Originates written materials which support PHII’s projects, including, but not limited to project-based websites and its content, toolkits, peer-reviewed articles, newsletters, brochures, maintaining a consistent, high quality image of PHII, its projects, programs, services, and products.
Develops and implements a plan for communicating with our main audience (public health practitioners in domestic and global health agencies)
Oversees the program’s website.
Supports PHII’s senior management team in grant proposal writing, communications product development, and marketing.
Serves as an advisor in the area of communications to PHII’s programs, projects, and other areas as requested.
Leads development of product/service positioning, providing content for collateral materials, as well as customer education materials.
Drives product messaging through white papers, case studies, press releases, presentations, website copy, etc., ensuring consistency and accuracy in production and dissemination.
Prepares reports required by funding organizations and clients.
May present to funding partners.



A bachelor's degree in communications, English, journalism, public relations, or other related field.
Six years of experience in the development of marketing and informational materials, writing/research, project management and/or information technology. Additional related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Knowledge of publishing and other related software.
Demonstrated creativity in the design of marketing, public relations or educational programs and communications materials.

Experience in working with nonprofit communications in the areas of public health, healthcare, and/or global health are highly desired.  
Prior management and organizational skills.
A diplomatic disposition with tactful communication skills and an ability to draw cooperation from team members and colleagues will be beneficial to meeting deadlines.
Prior experience utilizing various types of medis, such as radio, YouTube, print-media, online publications, and e-mail.

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