The Project Communication Support Specialist will divide their time between providing project and administrative support to the Project Director, Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge and day-to–day oversight of all Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge communications— including, but not limited to, correspondence with project partners and awardees and managing the project website, social media and editorial copy. This position will also be the “eyes and ears” of the project to stay up-to-date on relevant advances in the field and new resources to support awardees of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The position is grant funded and guaranteed for one year with a likely extension based on funding and performance.
Project Support - Schedule and coordinate meetings with the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge partners, grantees, and Advisory Council. Participate in regular partner calls and grantee meetings, providing updates, guidance and technical assistance to support grantee communications activities when relevant. Assist in identifying speakers, topics and resources to support project technical assistance efforts. Take and disseminate notes from internal and external meetings. Communications Content Management - Serve as first point of contact for healthiestcities.org web content and other communications activities, both external and internal to the project team, and coordinate with APHA staff & partners on content development. Update, identify and develop web-based content for the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge website, blogs, podcasts, newsletters and other communication vehicles. Assist in development and dissemination of all project communications, including editorial copy and social media posts. Create graphics and ads as needed. Regularly track website engagement metrics. General Administrative Support - Maintain Challenge email account and respond to inquiries. Travel to APHA Annual Meeting or other meetings as necessary to represent the Challenge team and to identify new information and resources pertinent to the Challenge and participating communities. Maintain grantee contact list. Complete other administrative duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and preferably 2-3 years of successful experience in professional setting (may substitute master’s degree for some experience). Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Proficient in use of MS Office programs, professional web content and social media account management, graphic design (including Photoshop and InDesign), HTML and Google Analytics. Adaptable team player and self-starter with excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and coordinate tasks across a geographically dispersed team. Knowledge of Public Health preferred. Experience in news environment a plus. Travel to the Annual Meeting is required with other occasional travel possible.
Position is based in downtown DC near several metro stations.
Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Mon- Fri. (daytime). Number of openings: 1.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should submit the following information at: https://careers-apha.icims.com.
A writing sample;
At least 2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title, company name and phone number and email).
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY. APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.
Additional Salary Information: APHA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Internal Number: 2020-1407
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