Communications Manager

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Global Health Institute
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) collects, analyzes and shares evidence to prevent child mortality in regions where it is highest.


The CHAMPS Communications Manager leads external communications activities across the CHAMPS network, crafts and delivers our key messages to external audiences, and helps lead the network’s efforts to share knowledge to improve the understanding and prevention of child mortality. The position is based in the CHAMPS Program Office, coordinating across teams, and collaborating closely with leadership and staff. 




  • Responsible for the integrated communication and promotion of divisional programs and services. 
  • Collaborates with others to develop and implement programs and communications materials for targeted audiences which enhance 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 to promote activities and programs; coordinates website with other related websites. 
  • May manage a budget. 
  • May assist in evaluating, measuring and responding to issues related to the quality of services provided. 
  • May conduct evaluations, surveys and focus groups to assist in quality improvement efforts. 
  • Researches constituents' satisfaction with divisional programs and services. 
  • Develops reports and recommendations to sustain high quality. 
  • May supervise or provide direction to staff.
  •  Leads projects as assigned.
  •  Serves as an internal marketing consultant for programs and services. 
  • May be responsible for managing various aspects of social media activities.
  •  Performs related responsibilities as required.



  • Develop, refine and implement communications strategy to advance CHAMPS’s mission and objectives. 
  • Create communications plans and products that raise CHAMPS’s prominence among critical audiences, including public health leaders, public health practitioners, potential funders and those who can and should use CHAMPS’s data and resources to improve the understanding of and prevent child mortality.
  • Lead collaboration between CHAMPS leadership and staff on external communications. 
  • Work with leadership in the development and implementation of internal communications, program initiatives, and promotional materials.
  • Develop and implement tools and methodology for evaluating and reporting progress toward communications goals.
  • Lead the gathering and creation of communications content from our program office and sites, including leading communications-focused workgroups.
  • Advise and support senior leadership and professional staff on communication principles, approaches, and methods.
  • Manage relationships with communications vendors such as web developers and visual creators.
  • Maintain and update digital multimedia communications products and platforms for CHAMPS, including authoring web updates, social media posts and newsletters.



  •  A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, art or other related field. 
  • Five years of experience in the development of marketing and informational materials, writing/research, project management and/or information technology. 
  • Additional related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  •  Knowledge of publishing and other related software.
  •  Demonstrated creativity in the design of marketing, public relations or educational programs and communications materials.



  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, or public health or equivalent experience in communications, journalism, or public health
  • Experience in global health or a scientific role that required cross-cultural competency
  • Project management skills
  • Experience working with multiple, high-performing teams in a demanding environment
  • Experience with professional social media, website design, photography, video production, and/or graphic design
  • Proven ability in a professional setting to translate complex health and scientific topics into compelling narratives for diverse audiences
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must




  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter that explains how their prior experience fostered interest in and ability to lead communications for CHAMPS.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to the employee.

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