Communications and Development Manager

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Affiliated Organizations
Task Force for Global Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
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Task Force for Global Health

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The Task Force for Global Health, based in Atlanta and founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations. For more information, visit www.taskforce.org.


The Task Force communications & development department supports the strategic objectives of the organization including brand identity, program success, fundraising, and employee recruitment and retention. The department leads an integrated communications program to drive high levels of brand awareness and engagement with donors, partners, employees, and other target audiences. The department is playing a critical role in the growth of The Task Force as the central communications team ties together the multiple brands/programs of The Task Force to engage a variety of audiences.




  • Responsible for the integrated communication and promotion of divisional programs and services of the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH).
  • Collaborates with others to develop and implement programs and communications materials for targeted audiences which enhances awareness and utilization of divisional programs and services.
  • Creates effective promotional materials, including articles, brochures, forms, and flyers.
  • Designs, oversees, and updates a website to educate and promote activities and programs; coordinates websites.
  • May manage a budget.
  • May conduct evaluations, surveys, and focus groups to assist in quality improvement efforts.
  • May be responsible for managing various aspects of social media activities.
  • Leads TFGH's end-of-the-year giving campaigns.


  • The communications and development manager builds and protects the TFGH brand through content creation, targeted outreach to key audiences, and the use of analytics to inform strategic communications and fundraising efforts.
  • Will lead key functions while contributing to a team, prioritizing collaboration and learning new skills.
  • Key responsibilities include: Writing: This position will interview staff and partners to create content for the newsletter, donor mailings, website, social media, press releases, video scripts, annual report, staff mailings, and speeches and edit colleagues' writing.
  • Stories must be well-researched and well-written, reflecting knowledge of news conventions,
  • AP style guidelines, and core copy editing principles.
  • Supporting development efforts: Leads content creation for TFGH's End-of-Year giving campaigns; supports the development of fundraising materials and other fundraising campaigns.
  • Contributes to the development of TFGH's development plan and strategy.
  • Helps with donor-focused events.
  • Media engagement: Identifies newsworthy Task Force activities and key journalists, pitches stories, cultivates and manages media relationships, trains spokespeople, tracks media coverage, conducts analytics, and represents The Task Force to increase media coverage.
  • Video production: Experience filming and editing video for compelling video packages of varying lengths -- including B-roll, interviews, and internal and external uses.
  • Maintains and manages video archive. Collaborates with communications and program colleagues to highlight the impact of Task Force programs through storytelling.
  • Juggles simultaneous creative projects and tracking their impact in order to inform subsequent initiatives. Performs other related duties as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or other related field, and five years of experience developing marketing and informational materials and writing/research, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Journalism experience
  • Gifted writer with impeccable attention to detail, and knowledge of news conventions and AP style.
  • Ability to copy edit own work and work of others
  • Experience with and understanding of global health and development issues and sector; experience working in a developing country preferred
  • Social media savvy with proven track record of engaging and increasing followers
  • Experience with digital storytelling to engage audiences
  • Experience in media relations, public speaking, event planning
  • Experience with donor relations and fundraising. Capital Campaign experience a plus.
  • Expertise using KPIs and analytics to set and track goals and inform strategy and priorities
  • Experience with marketing, communications and development tools and techniques such as WordPress (website creation and maintenance), MailChimp, Meltwater, Salesforce (managing a CRM database), DonorSearch and Foundation Directory (identifying potential individual and organizational funding prospects), SEO best practices, and basic use of some design tools
  • Knowledge of MS office tools
  • Knowledge of publishing and other related software.
  • Demonstrated creativity in the design of marketing, public relations or educational programs and communications materials.
  • Global Public Health experience

TRAVEL: 5-15% domestic and international travel


Note: Cover letter and three writing samples required. There will also be a writing exercise as part of the interview process.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home 2 days a week but must be able to commute to The Task Force of Global Health 3 days a week. on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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