The National Coalition on Health Care – the largest non-partisan, non-profit national alliance of organizations working together to improve the health care system and the affordability of care and coverage – is seeking a communications manager to join it’s small but mighty team in Washington, D.C.
As the communications manager, you will handle all aspects of communications from social and digital media to public relations. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in communications, specifically in the health policy arena.
- Ensure all communications align with mission and priorities of the organization
- Draft and edit fact sheets; issue briefs; press releases, statements, and advisories; blog posts; invitations; email correspondence for the President and CEO; board minutes; etc.
- Manage all social media accounts, including creating basic graphics with Canva or similar design tool, live tweeting, etc.
- Cultivate and manage relationships with key trade press and Hill-focused media outlets
- Create and disseminate all email campaigns, including a newsletter, event invitations and materials, press releases and statements, op-eds, policy correspondence, etc.
- Manage WordPress website content
- Help maintain database of members, supporters, Congressional staff, media, etc.
- 1-3 years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field
- Bachelor’s degree
- Extremely detail oriented; must be an excellent copy-writer and -editor with a keen eye for grammar mistakes
- Managing organizational social media accounts, particularly using scheduling and analytical tools (i.e. Hootsuite)
- Using an email marketing service (i.e. MailChimp) to create and disseminate campaigns and analyze data
- Website content management, preferably WordPress, including SEO
- Basic graphic design experience with Canva or similar design tool
- Ability to travel nationally as needed for NCHC events (short 2 day trips every other month on average, depending on grant funding)
- Interest and understanding in NCHC’s key health policy issue areas (strongly preferred)
- Degree in communications, marketing, or related field
- Pitching to reporters and placing op-eds
- Engaging with a broad range of stakeholders and high-level executives
- Managing 3rd party vendors videoing and livestreaming
- Developing a communications strategy
The salary range for this position is $45,000-$55,000, depending on experience. NCHC offers a flexible and friendly work environment. Benefits include 4 weeks accrued vacation, paid sick days, 5% 403b contribution after 6 months, 100% employer-sponsored health insurance, and professional development opportunities. NCHC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and relevant work sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No calls please.
The NCHC Internship Program is an unpaid internship program designed to provide students, particularly graduate and law students, with an opportunity to engage actively in the nation’s policy debates in Washington, DC, learn about the non-profit sector, and have a hand in the formation and implementation of America’s health policy. Selected candidates work either part time or full time schedules, and a minimum two and a half month commitment is necessary before being selected. Travel stipends are available.
Successful candidates will become part of a dynamic collaborative work environment in which one is expected to work both independently and as part of a team. Activities will vary based upon the successful candidates’ interests, background, and experience but may include legal, legislative, or economic research and analysis; communications; public education and policy advocacy campaigns; data collection; or membership services.
Internship applications for Summer 2018 are no longer being accepted. Please check back for Fall internship availability.
Fellows receive enormous educational opportunities, are given substantial responsibilities, and are an integrated part of the NCHC staff. Most notably, fellows have been actively engaged in developing issue briefs that served as the basis for part of the NCHC Forum series. In recent years, NCHC partnered with Princeton University’s AlumniCorps Program and the National Institute of Health’s Presidential Management Program to offer several longer-term positions.
Please contact Terri Pollock to inquire how your fellowship program can partner with NCHC.