Associate Director, Communications & Events Management | NTD -SC

The Task Force For Global Health

About the organization

Based at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, GA, and affiliated with Emory University, the
Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) aims to optimize operational research to eliminate neglected tropical diseases which threaten the lives and well-being of millions of people in some of the world’s most marginalized communities. This work, conducted in close coordination with partners, addresses challenges facing each phase of the programs targeting the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): effectively scaling up to reach those at risk, successfully scaling down when their goals are reached, and finally sustaining the reductions achieved in disease prevalence. The NTD-SC serves as the secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD), a global partnership focused on supporting this research agenda. The NTD-SC is actively pursuing an expanding portfolio focused on providing important services and support to the NTD community.


The Associate Director, Communications & Events Management serves as a primary liaison to partners, directs communications with key partners, donors, research partners, large international agencies and corporations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Associate Director develops, promotes and coordinates the collaboration across researchers, national programs, the World Health Organization, and NGO partners to conduct operational research in support of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).


Responsible for producing high-quality communications and development materials that position The Task Force for Global Health as a major global health and humanitarian organization that can positively affect large-scale health issues.
Regularly collaborates with director on strategic communications initiatives.
Directs the development of marketing, promotional, and communications strategies and policies to build awareness of program initiatives and priorities, and to serve various communications needs.
Provides leadership on communications projects for the NTD-Support Center and the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD), ensuring that communications reflect program commitments, strategic priorities, and quality requirements.
Develops engaging content for diverse channels including newsletters, websites, social media, blogs, and presentations.
Develops key messages informed by audience research and critical insights.


Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated

Six years’ program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


Master’s degree in communications or related field
At least 6-8 years of nonprofit communications experience, including at least 3 years of public health and/or global health experience
Able to communicate to diverse audiences including technical and non-technical
Demonstrated skill in translating complex public health or medical topics into compelling narratives for diverse audiences
Strong command of traditional and digital communications channels
Knowledge of visual communications design
Exceptional written and oral communications skills
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, able to interface with staff at all levels, donors, partners, and the media
Experience supervising and mentoring junior staff
Passion and commitment to addressing the health needs of the world’s poor or other social justice causes
Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse skills, cultures, and backgrounds
High level of diplomacy and experience interacting effectively with senior staff

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.



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