Communications Manager (Hybrid)

02 May, 2023


Communications Manager (Hybrid)

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
Chicago, IL

Searching for a communications opportunity that will build upon your resume and bring your career to the next level? If you are looking for a challenging environment that embraces your strong project management, publication, editorial and written communication skills to benefit the medical community, this may be the opportunity for you.

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is seeking a hands on and strategic communicator to add to their leading-edge communications and engagement team. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Engagement, the Communications Manager will oversee and develop key communications channels, including the quarterly Osteopathic Family Physician journal, the ACOFP Blog and the website.


ACOFP is a professional medical association that represents more than 25,000 practicing osteopathic family physicians, residents, and students throughout the United States. ACOFP champions a holistic, family-focused approach to primary care and supports its members by providing resources such as education, networking and advocacy, while putting patients first. Every day we look to make a positive contribution to our members and, as a result, the patients they serve. Please visit our website at and our blog at


  • Competitive Salary
  • Immediate 401k eligibility with 6% gross salary contribution
  • BlueCross/BlueShield Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage 100% company paid for employees and dependents
  • Vision Coverage
  • STD/LTD/Life/FSA
  • 10 vacation days accrued per year; one additional day added per year to a max of 20 days
  • Up to 7 sick days accrued per year
  • 12 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holidays
  • Costco Annual Membership company paid
  • Hybrid Work Location* – Four days’ work from home, one day in office per week



  • Inform communications strategy, support implementation and monitor metrics
  • Oversee the curation, development and dissemination of weekly blog posts
  • Provide content and content dissemination strategies for and review posts, as needed, on association social media platforms
  • Draft all speeches and presentations for staff and ACOFP leaders, as well as press releases
  • Manage all ACOFP website content, including the ACOFP Foundation website


  • Serve as managing editor for OFP journal, overseeing the entire publications process, including managing the article selection process, writing the president’s message, copyediting and working with external vendors
  • Curate and edit content for ACOFP’s AI-driven e-newsletters
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years of experience in a communications position with publications experience; proficiency in website management; association and/or healthcare experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or a related discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Strong and proven written communication and editorial skills (American Medical Association (AMA) and/or AP-style highly preferred)
  • Excellent collaboration skills, as well as the ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Proficiency in email platforms (e.g., Informz, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.); content management systems (e.g., WordPress, RISE, Drupal, etc.); and association management software (e.g., iMIS, Nimble, Sales Force) preferred
  • Experience using social media, other electronic communications and Microsoft Office products, including remote connection tools like Microsoft Teams
  • Project management expertise, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and experience with project management tools
  • Experience working with volunteer groups preferred


  • You can expect to travel up to two of ACOFP’s annual conventions and possibility a few state society meetings at most
  • You’ll report to the Director of Communications & Engagement, based in Chicago, IL
  • Candidates must be able to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 upon being hired
  • New office location is 8501 W Higgins Chicago (Rosemont/O’Hare), featuring easy access to public transportation (connected to the Cumberland Blue Line)*
  • Interviews conducted virtually or onsite


If interested, please forward your resume, along with a cover letter, by clicking the apply button.

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Key Words: Manager of Communications, Senior Communications Specialist, Public Relations Manager, PR Manager, Online Communications Manager, Technology Communications Manager, Public Affairs Manager, Multi-Media Communications Manager, Publications Manager, Managing Editor

Job posted: 2023-05-02