Manager OR Director of Communications & Public Education
American Association of Poison Control Centers
January 8, 2018
60000.00 - 80000.00
Full Time - Experienced
AAPCC seeks a mid-level, full-time professional to lead its three-person public health education and communications team. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Manager or Director of Communications & Public Education will supervise the Associate Manager for Media and Public Relations and the Associate Manager for Digital Content and Social Engagement, and will perform tasks in the following areas:
Maintain current and develop new funded and unfunded strategic partnerships with external organizations. Deliverables vary, but may include program advocacy at national conferences, social and traditional media campaign development and implementation, and new poisoning prevention education program development and evaluation.
Serve as the “poison control” branding and PCC-approved poisoning prevention messaging expert.
Serve as the AAPCC central office liaison to the national Public Education Committee, a committee made up of all PCC-based poisoning prevention educators across the U.S.
Oversee the development and execution of a strategy to expand AAPCC’s following on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and engage audiences on other platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Periscope, Pinterest, and others, leveraging relevant news stories and AAPCC campaign messaging to promote poisoning prevention and increase awareness of the Poison Help line, AAPCC.org, and PoisonHelp.org, as well as the work of AAPCC’s 55 poison control center members.
Monitor and regularly report Google analytics for www.aapcc.org, www.poisonhelp.org, AAPCC’s Google AdWords grants, and all AAPCC social media accounts.
Manage content and oversee creative aspects of the public-facing side of the forthcoming new AAPCC website.
Oversee the in-house AAPCC graphic designer’s creation of original digital content, disseminated via newsletters, social media, and to PCC educators and other AAPCC members, nationwide. Supervise the translation of written public education content into engaging and visually interesting digital media.
Supervise activities pertaining to national media and public relations.
Other duties as assigned.
Travel is typically required at least twice each year: For AAPCC’s annual Midyear Directors’ Meeting, which is 3-4 days between February and April, and for the annual North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, which is 4-5 days between September and October. Each of those events typically require commitment of evening and weekend work. Some additional conference travel may be requested as required by national partnership contracts, but no other evening or weekend work is expected.
The successful candidate will have proven superb organizational skills, an eye for detail, a positive, team-oriented attitude, and proactive, resourceful approach to the workplace. In addition, the following qualifications are required or desired.
Master’s degree, preferably in Public Health, Health Communications, Health Education, or related field. CHES and/or CCPH credentials strongly desired.
A minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience, with special consideration for candidates with experience working for a poison control center, nonprofit association, or public health organization. Relevant education and/or internships may be substituted for experience.
Must be a fluent user of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. Experience using Microsoft Outlook for contacts, email, and calendars is preferred but not required.
Experience building or managing a website with WordPress or Wild Apricot.
Training in the use of social and new media for business development or health communications.
Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including InDesign and Illustrator.
To apply for this position, please submit the following three items directly to Samantha Fagan via email. 1) A cover letter describing specifically how your skills and experience are a good fit for this position, and your salary requirement. 2) Your resume. 3) A recent writing sample. Professional work is preferred, but academic work is acceptable. Applicants who do not convey all three items will not be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
About American Association of Poison Control Centers
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 and online at www.PoisonHelp.org. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and help...s reduce costly hospital visits through in-home treatment. Text "POISON" TO 797979 to save the poison control contact information in your smartphone.
The AAPCC's mission is to actively advance the health care role and public health mission of our members through information, advocacy, education and research.