Job Id: 1418
# of Openings: 1
Communications Specialist (Part-Time)
Hours: 8 hours/week
Location: Chevy Chase, MD or remote
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Liz Nugent
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ( http://www.urc-chs.com/).
Division & Project Overview:
URC’s corporate Communications Department: oversees internal and external communications to partners, donors, employees, and the public via print and digital outlets.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Work with Communications team to develop and implement organization-wide communications strategy
Work with staff to identify, develop, and share stories in various formats that highlight impact and help multiple audiences understand our work
Actively contribute to generating, developing, and communicating ideas, working with the communications team to identify and apply new methods, tools, and platforms such as animated infographics, interactive maps, or other data visualization tools for promoting achievements and communicating key messages
Monitor company-wide project activities to identify and capture achievements
Develop and update company promotional materials (one-pagers, briefs, brochures, infographics, etc.)
Write content and success stories for digital and print materials
Create content for company e-newsletter and manage its production and dissemination
Promote and disseminate materials/messages through multiple communications channels, including website, USAID outlets, technical webinars, events, social media, and print
Liaise with in-house graphic design staff on production of materials
Build editorial calendar and manage daily content and scheduling for social channels including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Build and launch standards of practice for stronger intake and organization of social media
Examine option to post paid/promoted content on Facebook and LinkedIn
Use social media analytics tools to enhance reach; develop periodic reports on activity
Support organizational events (planning, coordination, promotion, and marketing)
Assist field and headquarter staff with communications and branding requests
Required Experience & Qualifications
Advanced degree (master’s) in Communications, Journalism, Global Health, or similar
Demonstrated experience developing multiple types of communications content, e.g., USAID/ PEPFAR/PMI or other donor reports, impact stories, PowerPoint presentations, blogs, infographics, press releases, op-eds, video diaries
Experience in communications as part of a donor-funded health or international development organization
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and ability to write for a variety of audiences
Organized, proven ability to meet deadlines, multi-task efficiently, and pay close attention to detail
Demonstrated experience coordinating events (seminars and conferences)
Social media experience; experience with management platforms (e.g., Hootsuite)
Demonstrated experience using email communication platforms (e.g., Mailchimp)
Experience with website analytics (Google Analytics)
Ability to work and deliver high quality products in a fast-paced job environment
Desired Experience & Qualifications
MA/MBA/MPH (5+) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the United States for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/career-opportunities.
You must attach your CV/Résumé ,Cover Letter, and USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet where indicated.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.
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URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.