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Job Req ID:  105877

Communication Associate

We are seeking a Communications Associate for the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Communications Associate will carry out duties including website updates, social media messaging, creation and dissemination of materials for events, creation and layout of annual reports. The communications associate will work closely with the school’s communications and development experts to promote the center’s work and to coordinate external and internal communications, fundraising efforts, and marketing center events. Communications duties represent approximately 50% of the position. For the other 50% of the position, the communications associate will be responsible for administrative activities (e.g. scheduling meetings and events, coordinating calendars, assisting with travel) for the Wendy Klag Center director and vice director.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implementing external and internal communications efforts, such as website updates, newsletters, social media and development efforts.
  • Creating original content such as web content and e-newsletters across a variety of platforms.
  • Engaging with key media outlets, both proactively and reactively, in conjunction with the school’s Office of External Affairs.
  • Leading communications outreach and logistics for special events and symposia.
  • Identifying strategic communications opportunities with internal and external partners.
  • Documenting, tracking and evaluating the effectiveness of the Center’s communications strategies on a regular basis.
  • Providing regular updates on upcoming events and research, content ideas for the School magazine and for social media sharing to the School’s communications team.
  • In coordination with the School’s media and PR team, write news releases, media pitches, and media advisories.
  • Update the School’s Communication and Marketing Team on Center events and activities.
  • Adhering to the University and School’s branding guidelines for the Center’s website and print collateral.
  • Managing calendars and scheduling for the Center Director and Vice Director.
  • Coordinating virtual and in-person Center Events.
  • Assisting with administrative duties for the Center Director and Vice Director, or the Center as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Four years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in public health preferred. Journalism experience is a plus.
  • Outstanding management and planning skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a decentralized environment.
  • Experience writing web content, e-newsletters, news releases, media pitches, and/or media advisories. Excellent and nuanced writing ability and range.
  • Event planning and marketing experience.

Classified Title: Communication Associate    
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: $61,070-$83,900 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Mental Health Administration  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

*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 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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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