The Communications Manager is responsible for project management, regular promotion of Sabin and its programs, and developing and managing the editorial calendar. Under the leadership of the VP of Communications, the Communications Manager will also develop and manage project budgets and staff/resource allocations.
Management and Timelines
Supervise and mentor direct reports, supporting skills and professional development
Assist in regular assessment of Communications Team workloads, adjusting resources and sourcing and managing vendors/freelancers as needed
Ensure communications projects are delivered in accordance with timelines and within budget
Recruit and manage interns
Assist in development and implementation of onboarding plans for new staff and interns
Manage vendor contracts and payments
Editorial Planning and Review
Develop and manage editorial calendar of communications-related activities across Sabin for the year ahead, including publications, project and organizational milestones, events and global health days
Review and edit written content produced by Communications Team, program teams and leadership for accuracy, writing quality, organizational messaging and conformity to A.P. Style
Circulate written content for team and executive review and incorporate feedback from multiple editors
Digital and Web
Manage Sabin’s websites, including overseeing website vendors, to implement all back-end updates and administrative functions of web and social platforms, and all other supportive technologies
Oversee metrics and analysis of social campaigns and websites; regularly provide recommended adjustments based on analytics
Keep sites refreshed with regular content and blog posts addressing the full range of Sabin’s topic areas
Programs and Events /Conferences
Regularly meet with program teams to discuss upcoming events, projects and publications to identify opportunities and develop a communications strategy
Develop and update key messaging for Sabin programs in collaboration with program teams
In coordination with Manager of Meetings and Events, determine communications needs for Sabin-hosted and outside events
Executive and Sabin Promotion
Work with Sabin teams to write, produce and promote annual report
Identify opportunities to promote Sabin leadership and secure relevant speaking, social media, networking or writing opportunities; assess speaker needs and provide all supportive communications
Provide final edit and review of all external promotional materials
Ensure consistent application of Sabin’s branding standards
Other related duties, as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as communications, marketing, public health, journalism, English, public relations; Master’s degree in a related field preferred
Minimum 7 years relevant professional experience
Prior management and supervisory experience required
Experience working with cross-functional teams
Demonstrated experience running integrated online campaigns, including email, website, blogs and social media required
Demonstrated project management skills, including use of project management software required
Exceptional writing skills with an ability to distill complex issues into compelling messaging targeting a variety of audiences
Familiarity with A.P. Style a plus
Some experience with HTML, digital asset creation and archiving required
Proven experience as an active social media participant with demonstrated ability to engage stakeholders and partners
Skill in tracking and analyzing digital metrics to measure communications performance required
Experience in researching, reading and distilling scientific information a plus
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.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please submit your cover letter, writing sample and resume via e-mail. Please be sure to reference “Manager, Communications” 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; 2) describe your unique knowledge, skills and experience that you would bring to the role; and, 3) describe your experience in developing a high performance team. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sabin Vaccine Institute has a generous benefits package (see https://www.sabin.org/careers/employee-benefits).
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.
About Sabin Vaccine Institute
The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally, advancing vaccine research and development, and amplifying vaccine knowledge and innovation. Unlocking the potential of vaccines through partnership, Sabin has built a robust ecosystem of funders, innovators, implementers, practitioners, policy makers and public stakeholders to advance its vision of a future free from preventable diseases. As a non-profit with more than two decades of experience, Sabin is committed to finding solutions that last and extending the full benefits of vaccines to all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. At Sabin, we believe in the power of vaccines to change the world.