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Job Req ID:  36477

Communications Associate

General Summary/Purpose

Build internal and external uptake of GEAS research by building and carrying out a communications strategy.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Refine and implement a communications plan and vision, including identifying opportunities, designing campaigns, and training other GEAS staff. Develop new communications materials for professional and non-professional audiences including: press releases, factsheets, infographics, videos, and website content. Building GEAS online presence through the GEAS website, social media, and email. Facilitate internal communications. Expand media reach by engaging with relevant audiences including: policy makers, donors, NGO and youth serving organizations.


Minimum Qualifications (Required)

Bachelor's degree in related field.

Four (4)  years related experience


Preferred Qualifications

MA/MPH in Communications, Public Health. International work experience preferred, adolescent health and development knowledge preferred, interest in gender and health; participation on research teams.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent verbal and written skills.

Social media communications (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook),translation of research for non- professional consumption (written, verbal), press release and op-ed writing.


Ability to walk up flight of 18 stairs.


Classified Title: Communications Associate 
Working Title: Communications Associate  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $59,280 - $81,435; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday / 37.5 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001216-PFRH Global Early Adolescent Study 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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