Associate Director of Communications

29 Aug, 2023


Associate Director of Communications

Federation of American Hospitals
Washington, DC

Associate Director of Communications

Reports to SVP, External Affairs


The Associate Director of Communications is a key member of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) Communications and Public Relations team. The Associate Director of Communications has responsibility for ensuring that the FAH narrative is achieved across traditional, digital and social media platforms. This position works together with all members of the FAH team, including the policy, government affairs, legal, and meetings divisions to translate complex policy concepts into compelling messages and amplify the hospital voice. The successful candidate will be comfortable crafting and executing comprehensive media and digital strategies while monitoring and responding in real-time across digital channels. In addition, the Associate Director of Communications needs to be a strong writer, have the ability to juggle multiple projects at once, and the ability to work with senior leadership of FAH.


  • Develop, and drive a communications and social media placement strategy from conception to implementation 
  • Work within the PR team and Federation members’ communications staff to develop multifaceted public affairs campaigns 
  • Create powerful messages and storylines for public relations and communications assets
  • Regularly update FAH messaging and proof points leveraging internal and external policy research and analysis
  • Develop talking points and other content for FAH senior leadership
  • Responsible for social media calendar and planning
  • Utilizes social listening and analytics tools to generate insights
  • Develop internal communications, including writing and distributing FAH’s daily newsletter 
  • Develops timely collateral and maintains website content.
  • Monitors digital and traditional media for hospital news and narratives, monitoring all media channels for threats and communication response opportunities
  • Works with PR team to strategize and implement structural and creative updates to best communicate ongoing advocacy initiatives, including FAH Blog and digital channels
  • Lead PR team with content development of FAH Podcast “Hospital in Focus”



  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Candidate should have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in Public Relations/Communications for congressional office, trade association, public affairs firm, or similar entity. Health care experience strongly preferred. 

Salary and Benefits:


  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.

The FAH is an equal opportunity employer.  The FAH will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities as required by law. 


Interested parties should submit a resume to Lisa Harrison, FAH’s Vice President of Administrative Services at

Job posted: 2023-08-29