Communications Coordinator

Founded in 1991 and based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the mission of Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (JHCAIH) is to work in partnership with tribal communities to raise the health status, self-sufficiency and health leadership of Native Americans to the highest possible level. Our primary focuses are on behavioral and mental health, infectious disease prevention, and training Native American health leadership. To accomplish this mission, we need the individual, foundation, corporate and public sector donors to support our work.

General Summary/Purpose

JHCAIH is seeking a motivated individual to assume a key external communications role, with the goal to mobilize and inform the general public as well as allied agencies about JHCAIH’s work, and to help promote JHCAIH’s leadership in the mission to achieve health equity for Native Americans.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties in support of communications effort.
  • Draft, write, edit, proofread communications pieces.
  • Conduct research and fact finding to assist in developing content for communication pieces.
  • Monitor, facilitate, and coordinate production and distribution of communication pieces, including production schedule, layout, interface with vendors, writers, freelance writers andphotographers.
  • Manage inquiries, pitch stories, and write media releases.
  • Interview story prospects and write newsletter articles.
  • Responsible for social media content development strategy, and engagement. Analyze social media reach and impact.
  • Write website articles and news, and ensure website content is kept current.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications(Required)

  • Two (2) years of college coursework.
  • Some related work experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the* JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study preferred.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience working with issues related to health equity.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail.
  • Prior experiencewith issues of health equity.
  • Experience with Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator and video programs to develop brochures, videos.

Classified Title: Communications Coordinator
Working Title: Communications Coordinator ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OE
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $17.42 - $23.95 /Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00pm / 40 hrs per week (Some evening or weekend work may be required)
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location:05-MD:School of Public Health
Department name: 10001145-Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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