Communications Specialist

24 Feb, 2019

Jobs

Communications Specialist

Alliance of Community Health Plans
Washington, DC
Job Description:  
ACHP is looking for an enthusiastic communications professional help execute ACHP’s communications strategy that supports and advances ACHP’s vision and mission. This person will play a central role in the communications team of a fast-paced Washington DC advocacy organization. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, strong writer and trusted multi-tasker, able to support ACHP’s member and external communications needs.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Draft communications collateral, including press releases, blog posts, member communications, e-newsletters, annual report and website copy.
·         Assist Communications leader with driving consistent media coverage of ACHP and its initiatives, including managing media requests.
·         Manage monitoring of daily headlines and clips, create and maintain media contact databases.
·         Project manage major communications endeavors, work closely with vendors and external consultants.
·         Research, strategize and complete submissions for external speaking opportunities and event participation for ACHP CEO, CMO and member plan leaders.
·         Lead planning, programming and logistics for internal and external events, including major bi-annual conferences.
·         Assist with speeches/presentations, including slide creation, for ACHP CEO and other leadership, as requested.
·         Gather and develop member plan stories for use in advocacy and media efforts.
·         Collaborate with communications team to develop and implement communications and public affairs strategies, and projects.
·         Other duties as assigned.
 
REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Bachelors’ Degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related field
·         2-3 years communications experience; health care and/or nonprofit communications experience a plus
·         Ability to think creatively and strategically about communications in a fast-paced Washington, DC advocacy organization
·         Exceptional writing and editing skills with an ability to boil down complex issues into compelling messaging
·         Results-oriented with a high attention to detail
·         Superb project management abilities, capable of advancing multiple communications priorities and working independently under tight deadlines
·         Experience in coordinating activities and managing relationships with stakeholders, consultants and external agencies.
·         Functional proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere, Photoshop)
·         Sense of humor, team-player, and dedication to ensuring access to affordable health care
 
Instructions:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to ACHP Human Resources at hr@achp.org. Please include Communications Specialist, along with your first initial and last name in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Job posted: 2019-02-24