• Associate Director, Partnerships and Communications | CWW

    Job Number
    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
  • Description

    **This is a full-time, term-limited (2-year) position with possibility of renewal.**



    Directs the planning, development, and operations of a program. Collaborates with representatives from private, government, and international agencies. Plans, executes, and monitors program budgets, including approval of expenditures; prepares annual financial and program reports to external parties with interests in the program. May engage in fundraising initiatives on behalf of the program. Ensures that the program is in compliance with federal and international laws and regulations. Oversees program communications, including development of communications strategies, development of key

    program messages, production of print and electronic materials, and reputation management.

    Represents the program in various national and international fora, and actively engages with

    representatives from other NGO's for purposes of conducting research and designing new initiatives. May supervise program staff. Performs other related duties as required.



    The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its

    eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas

    include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force

    received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize – the world's largest award of its kind – in

    recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.


    Children Without Worms (CWW) is an international non-governmental public health program of the

    TFGH. CWW supports global efforts to control soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). In April 2014, CWW

    and partners launched the STH Coalition, a partnership which has grown to over 50 organizations. The

    STH Coalition seeks to intensify global STH control efforts, and partners have charged CWW with

    serving as the Coalition secretariat. This position leads the secretariat function.



    Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director for Partnerships and Communications serves as a

    liaison with partners and potential donors for CWW and the STH Coalition. S/he facilitates and guides

    the day-to-day work of the STH Coalition. Partners include national ministries of health, UN agencies,

    corporations, foundations, and non-governmental organizations. Through the STH Coalition, s/he

    promotes and coordinates comprehensive solutions to STH control by facilitating the collaboration of

    and synergies between stakeholders in the health, education, nutrition, WASH, and other sectors.

    Specific responsibilities include the following:



    • Assist the CWW Director in the development of the CWW partnership strategy and related approaches.
    • With the Director, engage partners to advance global STH control efforts and STH Coalition priorities.
    • Identify and help recruit potential partner organizations to actively engage in STH Coalition activities and collaborations.
    • Facilitate the day-to-day work of the STH Coalition including in its focus areas: advocacy, preventive chemotherapy coverage, treatment of women of reproductive age, and data quality.
    • Organize and facilitate meetings to secure partner buy-in, share updates, and implement STH Coalition priorities.
    • Proactively identify opportunities to address the STH-related programmatic needs of Coalition partners.
    • Lead and manage CWW and Coalition fund raising initiatives.
    • With the Director and Deputy Director, manage the development of grant proposals and funding requests for the STH Coalition and its related projects.
    • With the Director, develop and help implement a strategic development plan with annual fundraising goals.
    • Communications
    • Oversee and facilitate Coalition communications and coordination.
    • Lead the development of a strategic communications plan to engage coalition partners, donors and other stakeholders.
    • Create and update project communication tools and materials including press releases, web site content, briefings, reports, presentations and other targeted reports
    • Engage external communications consultants as/if needed.
    • Provide direct oversight to CWW internet and social media efforts.
    • Collaborate with the TFGH and donor communications teams.
    • Monitor news coverage for issues and events that could have programmatic implications.

     Other Responsibilities 

    • With the Deputy Director, manage consultants and vendors so they efficiently and effectively meet contractually-defined deliverables.
    • Provide regular solution-oriented recommendations to the Deputy Director and Director CWW to address programmatic challenges and gaps.
    • Regularly liaise with relevant CWW colleagues to share information and coordinate activities.
    • With the Director and Deputy Director, draft detailed annual planning for CWW partnerships and communications activities so as to clearly identify priorities, required resources, and activities.
    • Participate fully as a member of the TFGH by contributing, assisting, and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.
    • Other duties as assigned by the CWW Deputy Director and/or Director. 

    TRAVEL: 10%-20% Domestic and international



    Bachelor’s degree in field related to specific program as indicated and six years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

    Additional Details


    • Master’s degree in Communications, public relations, or a related field.
    • At least six (6) years’ of progressive experience working with public health organizations, coalitions, and/or campaigns.
    • At least three (3) years of experience in designing, creating, and implementing external communications.
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising and experience in development of related strategies and techniques.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, able to interface with all levels of staff, donors, partners, and the public.
    • Demonstrated strong oral and written communications skills.
    Program: Children Without Worms (CWW)
    Emory University Title: Associate Director, Programs (NGO) (EU)
    Task Force for Global Health Job Title: Associate Director, Partnerships and Communications (TF)
    Job Class Code: XA63 EEO Code: Professional Non-Faculty
    FLSA Status: Exempt *This is an exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.
    Pay Grade: 235
    Revised Date: June 2018
    Reports to: CWW Director
    Direct Reports: N/A

    All qualified candidates must apply through the Emory University career website


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