Communications Assistant

Public Health Institute/Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract

About the organization

PHI offers a broad array of jobs and career opportunities, in our administrative offices and through our many programs working in Oakland, across California and around the world. From administrative support to research scientist to IT professional, every position at the Public Health Institute helps contribute to building healthier, more equitable communities around the world. We encourage you to explore our career opportunities and look forward to working with you.


The Communications Assistant will be an integral part of the MCHN Strategic Communications and External Engagement Team and will contribute to content creation and support the knowledge management of various communication assets. They will receive day-to-day guidance from the Senior Strategic Communications Advisor/Team Lead and the Communications Advisor.


*Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience, or High School graduate and 5 years of relevant experience.
*US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency with the ability to obtain and maintain a Facility Access clearance is required. For Permanent Residents, this means having resided in the US for at least 3 of the past 5 years.
*Experience with social media management and digital communication tools.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail.
*Prior experience in editing and quality control.
*Familiarity with maternal and child health and nutrition issues preferred.
*A passion for global health.
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.
*Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
*Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations preferred.


Full pay range for this position is $23.13 to $41.38 per hour, with the starting wage determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.

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