REPORTS TO:  Director of Communications
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

POSITION SUMMARY

ACHP is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced communications professional to help execute ACHP’s communications strategy in support of 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, skilled writer and trusted multi-tasker, able to support ACHP’s member and external communications needs. This position offers excellent opportunities for career development and growth.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the creation of communications collateral, including press releases, blog posts, op-eds, member communications, e-newsletters, annual report and website copy.
  • Assist Communications Director with driving consistent media coverage of ACHP and its initiatives, including pitching and managing media requests, facilitating interviews, nurturing press relationships, developing talking points and statements.
  • Manage monitoring of daily headlines and clips, create and maintain media contact databases.
  • Project manage multiple communications endeavors, including major publications. Work closely with vendors and external consultants.
  • Research, strategize and complete submissions for external speaking opportunities and event participation for ACHP and member plan leaders.
  • Devise creative new messaging strategies for reaching target audiences, often in a virtual world.
  • Lead planning, programming and logistics for internal, member learning events, including 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.
  • Mentor the department intern
  • Other duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related field
  • At least 5 years communications experience in complex settings; health care, policy 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
  • Confidence working with the news media, including record of print and broadcast media placement
  • Experience using social media and digital tools
  • Results-oriented with a high attention to detail
  • Strong 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.
  • Some travel required
  • Functional proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere, Photoshop)

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is in an office environment

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please submit a CV, cover letter and two writing samples via e-mail to ACHP Human Resources at hr@achp.org. Please include Communication Manager, along with your first initial and last name in the subject line of your e-mail message.

ACHP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and a woman’s right to breastfeed), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran or military status, tobacco use, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

ACHP values diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the healthcare industry. We encourage different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable healthcare industry. We strive to achieve this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress. We will develop strategies, programs, and tools that seek to equalize opportunities within ACHP and allow for discussing and sharing best practices.

ACHP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ACHP expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.