Temporary Communications Manager

Temporary Communications Manager

Job summary


The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its 16 programs and focus areas cover a range of global health issues including neglected tropical diseases, infectious diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, health workforce development, and global health ethics. All our programs have an end goal in sight of eliminating diseases and protecting the health of populations. The Task Force for Global Health was recognized for its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering with the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world's largest award of its kind. The Task Force is ranked among the largest nonprofits in the United States due to in-kind contributions of medicines and vaccines from major pharmaceutical companies valued at billions of dollars annually.


The Health Campaign Effectiveness Program The Health Campaign Effectiveness (HCE) Program was established in 2019 at the Task Force for Global Health. The HCE program manages an implementation research portfolio and serves as the Program Office for the HCE Coalition. The Coalition brings together country leaders, donors, multilateral organizations and NGOs from several health domains that use large-scale health campaigns to deliver interventions to populations. These include organizations working in immunizations, polio, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and vitamin A supplementation. The Coalition membership also has specialists in health systems, ethics, and health economics in the first partnership for cross-campaign action, promoting promising practices and fostering opportunities for shared resources.


Position Description:

The Communication Manager will support the strategic approaches of the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program. Under the direction of the Senior Associate Coalition Director, the Communication Manager will develop and implement integrated communication strategies and plans to enhance awareness and use of the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program and Coalition products among targeted audiences. The Communication Manager is a liaison to partner organization communications and advocacy teams e.g. foundations and charitable organizations, implementing partner organizations and research institutions. This is a temporary full-time assignment through Oct 2022 with potential for renewal. See included benefits https://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/eligibility-enrollment/staff.html



  • The Communication Manager is responsible for providing a broad range of communications services and support to the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program.
  • Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and publish original news stories and multimedia content to be posted on campaigneffectiveness.org, online platforms, and external partner sites.
  • Develop, manage, and cultivate a balanced content calendar that takes into account original content, social media, and external content that accurately reflects the breadth of activities Coalition members are engaged in across different health campaign domains.
  • Manage and produce the Program’s monthly newsletter, Intersections (approximately 1,000 readers) in Mailchimp.
  • Manage design and production of print and digital materials (reports, presentations, one-pagers, etc.)
  • Contribute original content to the Task Force for Global Health communications products and partner sites.
  • Direct the Program’s social media presence, including management and direction for the Program’s Communications Intern.
  • Manage the design and production of event promotional materials for email and social media distribution.
  • Maintain and develop the Program's website using Wordpress, advising on and managing all redesigns and maintaining news items, event calendar, program updates, announcements.
  • Support Program Directors in preparing remarks and content for speaking engagements.
  • Work closely with the Task Force for Global Health communications and partner communications teams to promote Coalition activities and to disseminate content.
  • Increase external visibility of Coalition activities among its partner organizations.
  • Contribute to planning, execution, and promotion of hybrid and virtual events hosted by the Program, including meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops and symposiums.
  • Maintain stakeholder contact lists and analyze engagement in Salesforce.
  • Iterate and implement a 6-month plan for Program communications.
  • Make strategic decisions regarding key messages, topics to feature, Coalition members to promote, and activities for the Program to engage in.
  • Manage all aspects of communications function including, budget, work-flow protocols and systems that streamline content production, placement, and management using Google Workspace and Smartsheet.
  • Supervise and provide direction to interns and consultants.
  • Evaluate and measure Coalition engagement, product quality and satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of global health and specifically the global health advocacy and communications space, including strategic partners.
  • Knowledge of and experience using software applications for digital communication and virtual meetings (Mailchimp, Wordpress, Zoom) social media and graphic design (Adobe Premiere Pro, Canva), desktop publishing (Google Workspace, Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign), and project management (Smartsheet, Salesforce).
  • Excellent project management skills, written communication skills, reporting skills, and advanced skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proofreading.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across the Task Force and among partner organizations, to communicate with diplomacy and tact to encourage cooperation from team and colleagues in order to meet deadlines and objectives, and produce highest quality deliverables on behalf of the Program.
  • Ability to develop and deliver reports and recommendations to sustain high quality.
  • Ability to learn quickly, take initiative, and assume ownership of projects.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work as part of a small and energetic team.



  • A bachelor's degree in communication, public relations, marketing, or other related field.
  • Five years of experience developing effective communication materials, writing, project management and/or website management.



  • Five (5) years’ experience in a communications or related role preferably in international development, global health or related field.
  • Experience in journalism, reporting, multimedia production, design of marketing, public relations or educational programs and communications materials.
  • Proven success in designing and creating effective communications products, websites, and related collateral to reach the intended audience.
  • Proven ability to synthesize information to develop clear messaging on highly technical subjects for a variety of target audiences.
  • Understanding and experience in knowledge management and knowledge translation are highly desirable.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.