Communications Lead, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit

15 Oct, 2020


Communications Lead, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit

Partners In Health
Remote (Boston, MA)


Position Title: Communications Lead, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit
Reports to: Senior Director of Communications and Integrated Planning
Status: Temporary through April 2021
Location: Remote (US)

Position Overview:
The Communications Lead, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit (PHAU) is accountable for the planning, coordination and execution of all communications related to the domestic work of the PHAU team. Working in close collaborations with the Marcomms team and the cross-cutting PHAU members, the Lead will develop and provide strategic direction for comprehensive communications plans to support programmatic and advocacy objectives. The Communications Lead will onboard and manage 5 team members including a Communications Coordinator, Copywriter and Video Editor, as well as serve as the key advisor to public health partners on all Communications matters.


  • Build and manage a comprehensive communications program for the USPHAU that incorporates traditional and digital channels and media with fundamental themes and messages that can be adapted to suit various constituencies
  • Lead, manage, and coach a team of five communications professionals dedicated to supporting PIH domestic public health engagement; supervise all communications aspects related to USPHAU, including content, social media, multimedia production, public relations, messaging, and marketing
  • Partner with the director of the USPHAU to create strategies to support all domestic needs with agile and replicable marketing and communications materials
  • Support USPHAU advocacy and community mobilization strategy with actionable plans across all areas of marketing and communications
  • Work closely with the senior director of communications and integrated planning to create a domestic communications strategy in line with the global marketing and communications objectives and consistent with brand standards
  • Provide expert advice to public health partners on establishing localized awareness and engagement campaigns
  • Drive partner strategy and message development, pitch, and announcement strategies
  • Develop co-branding initiatives, internal communications, and external media relations
  • Collaborate with the director of external relations and external PR firm to manage media relations and maximize media opportunities
  • Develop internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, online, intranet, video, special projects, and other assignments
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and success of communication vehicles and messages on an ongoing basis utilizing data/analytics


  • A deep appreciation for and ability to articulate to diverse audiences, the mission, achievements, and contributions of Partners In Health; a record of success as an innovative and collaborative leader in a mission-driven organization with numerous and distributed stakeholders
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and communications, including substantive management experience; proven ability to develop a successful strategic communications and messaging program targeting a wide variety of audiences
  • Proven ability to execute a communications strategy across all platforms–traditional, digital, and social–whether paid, earned, or owned
  • Exemplary writing and interpersonal communications skills; a refined and nuanced ability to craft content, create connections, and disseminate messages in ways that reflect, engage, and enhance various complex community and cultural perspectives
  • Excellent creative and design sensibilities, with a strong understanding of the communications process from creative concept through production and execution
  • Successful targeting and influencing key audiences using data and analytics to ensure effectiveness, measure success, and adjust as appropriate
  • Excellent collaborator, engaging in cross-department planning and strategy sessions, with exposure to all staff and levels of the organization
  • Interest in and knowledge of new and emerging social and digital industry trends
  • Proven management skills in assembling, training, and managing strong teams and establishing a team- and goal-oriented environment that empowers staff through active communication and delegation; a leadership style that builds confidence, promotes diversity of thought, and celebrates achievements
  • A personal and professional commitment to diversity in all its forms and across all audiences, internal and external
  • Exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries
  • Resourceful, goal-oriented individual with a strong work ethic, personal integrity and sense of humor and perspective
  • Passion for social justice
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree required in marketing, communications, or related field; master’s degree preferred

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.  

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Job posted: 2020-10-15