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Director Of Communication

Director Of Communication

Posted by EmploymentCrossing
Posting ads for 7 years
Location: Silver Spring, MD

Responsibilities: To be successful, the Director must be able to perform each essential duty: Strategic Management of IPM Communications Department: Implement IPM global communications strategy, including external communications with partners, stakeholders, and the media Provide strategic guidance to IPM leadership on critical messaging and media-related issues Work closely with IPM R&D and clinical programs to ensure the full integration of the communications strategy with these programs Manage the development and implementation of systems and tools (such as an intranet) to support the work of the communications team Lead an organization-wide branding initiative, including redesign of IPM website, publications and “look,” and educating staff about these changes Develop and lead a team of experienced communications professionals both staff and consultants responsible for IPM media relations, website, publications and materials, and participation at key domestic and international eventsMaterials and Message Development and Communications: Ensure clear and consistent communications about IPM and its mission with key audiences, including advocates and champions, the scientific and academic communities, NGOs, major multilateral organizations, government officials and policymakers, corporations, and the media Develop messages for key audiences that are consistent with IPM overall communications strategy and that clarify the goals and priorities of the organization and the broader microbicide field Serve as primary liaison for journalists and direct media inquiries to appropriate spokespeople. Conduct ongoing outreach to journalists and editors to build organizational relationships with key media around the world Manage production of IPM documents, including brochures, annual reports, press releases, and issue briefs Oversee the development of IPM visual representation, including photographs, videos, and graphic arts Manage external relations programs at key events, including scientific conferences, development meetings, and other major national and international eventsCommunications Support for Clinical Trials in Africa and Other Regions: Work closely with IPM external relations and clinical teams to support communications activities in Africa and around the clinical development program Provide guidance as needed to clinical trial site staff on communications and media training, communications related to community and stakeholder involvement, developing appropriate crisis communication plans, work plans and materials Manage regional journalist workshops/trainings and other events as requested Work with IPM senior management team to develop and implement crisis communications plans for clinical programsJob SpecificationsRequirements: Candidates for this position should have the following education/experience and demonstrate mastery of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Bachelor degree is required. A Master degree or equivalent in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Public Health or other closely related field would be preferred. Extensive experience managing national or international communications or advocacy campaigns in the public, private, or non-profit sectors Proven ability to manage a successful communications team Working knowledge of issues related to women and HIV/AIDS Work experience in or involving Africa is strongly preferred Strong interest in microbicide R&D and clinical research in developing countriesThe successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and networking skills, including the ability to think strategically, to delegate where appropriate, to prioritize competing demands, and to influence a peer group.

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