Associate, Vaccine Acceptance

Sabin Vaccine Institute

About the organization

Our mission is to make vaccines more accessible, enable innovation and expand immunization across the globe. We seek a future free from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are an innovative, collaborative and engaged team that values accountability, teamwork, partnership and driving impact. We are vaccine champions improving lives through immunization. Sabin staff, management and Board of Trustees are committed to developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive team.


The Associate for Vaccine Acceptance will contribute to Sabin’s work to champion sustainable, research-locally-informed solutions that prevent disease through vaccination programs and drive partnerships in the global health community. The Associate will support the Vaccine Acceptance workstream within Sabin’s Vaccine Acceptance and Demand (VAD) initiative through program, research and administrative efforts. Sabin’s Vaccine Acceptance programming applies interdisciplinary knowledge and problem-solving to address primarily social challenges to vaccine acceptance, including the Social and Behavioral Research Grants Program and the Vaccination Acceptance Research Network. The initiative aims to identify and address social and behavioral barriers to vaccine acceptance and demand through grant research partnerships and collaboration with researchers and practitioners in low- and middle-income countries, as well as with an interdisciplinary cohort of experts. The Associate will provide minimal support to broader VAD team administrative tasks on an as-needed basis (>10%). This role reports to the Senior Manager of Vaccine Acceptance and works closely with the VP of Vaccine Acceptance and Demand.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field
2+ years relevant experience; international aid or global health experience a plus
Proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Word) and Zoom video conferencing
Experience with Salesforce a plus
Proficient administrative skills; experience in or knowledge of finance, contracts, budgeting and reporting preferred
Excellent communication and diplomacy skills (attentive listening, writing, speaking)
Demonstrated success drafting, proofreading and editing complex documents
Must demonstrate interest in furthering Sabin’s mission
Strong attention to detail, ability to manage complex tasks, highly organized, flexible and dependable
Professional experience with travel, event and meeting arrangements preferred
Strong interpersonal skills; effective at working with others over geographical distance
Receives feedback from staff and adapts plans/actions accordingly
Ability to process information quickly
Ability to work independently, as well as within a team
Ability to work proactively, prioritize, and meet short- and long-term project deadlines
Ability to work across the organization, building strong relationships with colleagues

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail. Please be sure to reference “Associate, Vaccine Acceptance” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should: (1) address the reasons for your interest in this position; and, (2) describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities you would bring the Sabin Vaccine Institute. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Sabin Vaccine Institute has a generous benefits package

Sabin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy or sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws

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