Join a national organization committed to advancing a movement to race equity and health justice. 

Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. Learn more about our vision for the future in our five-year strategic plan

Position Summary

Community Catalyst is expanding its communications team and is looking for someone with an interest and/or background in public health communications and community engagement to support programs focused on reimaging the health care system. Specifically, this person will help conceptualize, create and maintain comprehensive communications strategies, for both internal and external audiences, to promote campaigns grounded in health systems innovation and community-first public health.

The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communications skills; a demonstrated ability to write for different audiences, like policymakers, hospital-systems and community; as well as an understanding of the ways our health system has failed communities due to racism, classism and other forms of oppression. They will be excited about our organizations commitment to race equity and health justice, and will collaborate with grassroots and community-based partners to build and execute effective communications campaigns.

This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a staff union, Community Catalyst United, and specific employment terms may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement

Supervision:

  • Contribute as a member of the communications team under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Communications.
  • Support the day-to-day priorities that are set forward by programmatic leadership within Community-first Public Health and Health Systems Innovation initiatives.

Responsibilities

The Communications Manager will report to the Deputy Director of Communications, as part of a growing cross-functional communications team, with purpose and intention at advancing programmatic and organizational goals. They will have the opportunity to learn from and partner with the wider communications team, program leadership, as well as a growing network of grassroots and community-based organizations, to promote vaccine equity, health system delivery and innovation, oral health and reorient society’s misguided approach to alcohol and drug use, among other things.

Narrative Development & Storytelling

  • Work in partnership with program directors to develop community-based, culturally appropriate messaging and narrative platforms for both internal and external audiences. This might include message testing and identification of trusted messengers.
  • Identify and shape storytelling opportunities to amplify the voices of program leadership and
    community partners (media/statements, blogs/op-eds, panels/events, photo/video projects).
  • Leverage brand channels to connect with and deepen relationships amongst key audiences (community-based organizations, public health officials, health system administrators, research and policy partners).
  • Ensure programmatic milestones and communications products (reports, events, newsletters) are
    aligned with organizational strategy, consistent in organizational branding and tone, and
    integrated into the larger editorial calendar.

Social-Media Strategy & Public Education Campaigns

  • Facilitate robust public health education campaigns, in collaboration with a variety of partners, to improve health outcomes and deepen connections with communities that have been unfairly impacted by an unjust health system due to racism, classism, and other forms of oppression.
  • Maintain a library of culturally appropriate creative assets (social media graphics, ads, radio, video, print) and support partner requests to further enable adoption across a range of social platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube).
  • Help craft messaging and personalize assets for community-based partners and campaigns.
  • Host 1:1 office hours as well as training and support, to improve the communications and digital capacity of grassroots and community-based organizations and partners.
  • Bring forward and execute new and creative ideas for elevating the work of partner campaigns amongst priority audiences.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree plus 3 years of related work experience or 5 years of relevant work/educational experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and ability to translate complex public health topics into digestible content pieces
  • Background in public health communications and/or consumer-focused education campaigns
  • Knowledge of social media channels, as well as tactics used, to effectively reach target audiences and drive them to action
  • Track record of managing multi-channel social media campaigns on behalf of a non-profit, grassroots, or community-based organization
  • Familiarity with culturally appropriate communications that reflect the experiences of diverse people and communities
  • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills, including for lay audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and able to manage many tasks simultaneously

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Range: $55,167 – $68,959
  • Generous paid time off policy 
  • Robust benefits package 
  • Location: Remote position, flexibility in supporting different time zones will be required  

Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Communications Manager” in the subject line.