Friday, May 27, 2016

Communications Associate with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy for Recent Grad

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) is a Washington, DC and New Delhi, India based think-tank that uses scientific and economic research to support better decision-making in US and global health policy. The CDDEP team employs a range of expertise—including economics, epidemiology, disease modeling, risk analysis, and statistics—to produce actionable, policy-oriented studies on topics such as malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco.
CDDEP invites applications for a Communications Associate to support the organization’s daily communications activities and help to develop and implement long-term strategies to broaden outreach and policy impact.  The Communications Associate will work closely with the Communications Manager and with a Washington, DC and New Delhi team of researchers and collaborators to disseminate research findings to media, policymakers, and the general public through a variety of print and digital avenues. 
Communications Associate responsibilities are:
External Communications and Outreach
  • Drafting and disseminating digital communications, including newsletters and press releases
  • Tracking ongoing research projects, coordinating press promotions and policy outreach as findings emerge
  • Maintaining and expanding CDDEP’s social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Attending relevant hearings and press briefings and reporting on these events for the CDDEP blog
Creating and Updating Web Content
  • Working with a content management system (CMS) to maintain CDDEP websites and upload new publications, presentations, and other resources
  • Soliciting content, drafting posts, and uploading new material to two organizational blogs
Maintaining Internal Communications Resources
  • Sustaining and developing CDDEP contacts database, including media, policy, and research lists
  • Updating internal staff resources, including public health conference calendar and web content schedule
Applicants should have 1-2 years of experience working in non-profit communications, and should be highly motivated, creative, intellectually curious, and able to work independently.  Candidates should also possess the following qualities:
  • Strong interest and background in global health policy – undergraduate emphasis on public policy, international relations, global health or journalism preferred
  • Highly organized with superior written and oral communications skills
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders and audiences
  • Ability to synthesize complex scientific and economic research for a lay audience
  • Graphic design experience and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite products, including Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop preferred
  • Familiarity with website CMS, social media, and Salesforce CRM preferred

Application instructions

CDDEP is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, writing sample (no more than 5 pages) and three references by email  to: Incomplete applications will not be considered.