Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator
Remote Location /
Global Health Corps
Since 2009, Global Health Corps’ (GHC) has built a global community of 1,000+ young leaders who are working to transform health systems around the world. The entry point to our high-impact community is a paid 13-month fellowship with placements in nonprofit and government health organizations in East and Southern Africa. In addition to filling capacity gaps on a range of health issues, fellows participate in bespoke leadership training and community building activities.
Our tight-knit network of alumni work at 240+ organizations across more than 45 countries, with 95 percent retained in the health and social impact field. A growing number are now in management positions where they are charged with making key decisions that directly impact health outcomes. We support their leadership development beyond our fellowship program through ongoing coaching, mentorship, and training on topics such as advocacy and management. As GHC leaders continue to gain influence and mobilize others outside the GHC community, their impact generates a ripple effect across the global health ecosystem.
Location: NYC, USA; KIGALI, RWANDA; LILONGWE, MALAWI; KAMPALA, UGANDA; OR LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Global Health Corps seeks a consultant to support program coordination and communications efforts to deepen and amplify the impact of our diverse, global community of leaders. The consultant will collaborate with the GHC team in advancing our ecosystem approach for our alumni program and delivering compelling digital content to highlight the individual and collective leadership of our community. The consultant will play a key role in leveraging GHC’s network tight-knit network of leaders to meet the organization’s impact goals.
The consultant will primarily report to the Advocacy & Communications Manager and work closely with GHC’s Director of Community Engagement, Impact and Learning Manager, and Country Teams in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.
Starting as soon as possible and staying on for up to six months, with the possibility of extension, the Communications and Engagement Coordinator will provide support to the Global Health Corps team on the following streams of work:
Community Engagement (40%)
Provide coordination for the community engagement activities for the Global Health Corps alumni community to increase collaboration, influence in the field and excellence in their careers, including:
· Documenting lessons learned from GHC’s Collective Action Coalitions to support the development of toolkit for leading national-level collective action strategies in GHC’s countries of operation.
· Conducting alumni focus groups and interviews to inform programming for GHC’s impact trajectories.
· Working with the GHC Impact and Learning Manager and Director of Community Engagement to translate qualitative findings into program concept notes and visual content.
· Planning and coordinating virtual events for alumni with GHC advisors, external partners and alumni such as webinars or learning sessions facilitate community building, collaboration, and exchange of best practices and experiences across the community.
· Creating resource groups around professional development topics and learning such as job searching, resume reviews, coaching circles, salary negotiations, etc.
· Building relationships with GHC alumni to progress the initiatives of the Community Team and the GHC alumni strategy.
· Codifying the alumni program efforts and strategic vision into external content with support from Director of Community Engagement.
· In collaboration with GHC’s Country Team and Community Team, identifying and drafting stories from the GHC community that compellingly express GHC’s impact externally.
· Supporting the finalization and dissemination of external emails via MailChimp.
Digital Content Creation (40%)
Provide timely support to grow GHC’s strong, vibrant presence on Medium, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, the GHC website, and the GHC Community Portal including:
· Editing and publishing AMPLIFY posts, developing additional calls for submissions, and strategizing ways to increase engagement and broaden readership.
· Drafting Medium posts authored by the GHC team to recognize key dates like International Youth Day or to recap events such as GHC advocacy trainings.
· Supporting social media strategy implementation for digital events including Twitter Chats, Facebook Live broadcasts, and Instagram takeovers as needed.
· Occasionally drafting Tweets and posts for Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
· Generating and revising content on the GHC website to align with the GHC Theory of Impact measures, alumni strategy, and messaging goals to increase appeal with external audiences.
· Supporting Community Portal content revision and generation to align with the GHC alumni impact strategy and to increase utility of the platform for the GHC community.
· Staying abreast of and disseminating salient resources, opportunities, guidelines, and updates in Global Health to the GHC community through the online Community Portal platform.
· Making timely changes in the backend of the website and liaising with web development firm 43DPI to make technical changes as needed.
External Engagement (15%)
Provide coordination, research, strategy, and material preparation support around key events attended by GHC staff and community members, including:
· Revising the team’s global events calendar/tracker to proactively strategize key opportunities for GHC leadership and community members.
· Handling phone calls, research, and coordination details in determining whether events are worthwhile and managing GHC participation.
· Compiling and editing community members’ updated bios and drafting pitches for the team to send to event organizers.
Knowledge Management and Support (5%)
Provide ongoing support to the team on knowledge management and additional ad hoc needs, including:
· Drafting templates, guides, checklists and lessons learned for communications efforts, external engagement, community engagement and alumni leadership and professional development programming.
· Supporting the GHC Operations team to implement a file taxonomy and organize the Community Team’s content and collateral in Dropbox and Google Share Drive.
· Supporting the finalization of grant reports, proposals, and concept notes as needed.
· Supporting on strategic media outreach as needed.
· Supporting the revision or development of key GHC materials as needed.
· Supporting web content revision based on new GHC messaging.
· Providing other support for the Community Team, as relevant and necessary to meeting the organizational goals.
The ideal candidate will:
· Have 2-3+ years of experience working on communications/marketing, community engagement, public affairs, project management, or similar experience.
· Be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as closely with a collaborative team.
· Have demonstrated written and oral communication skills, with the ability to create and tailor compelling content for a wide range of audiences and platforms.
· Have experience working with design and printing vendors to produce high quality, visually appealing collateral.
· Have a keen visual eye and basic design skills, fluency in Canva, and ideally some familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and MailChimp.
· Possess strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow up, ability to track and report on progress, and a history of producing on-time, high-quality deliverables.
· Be both a creative thinker and strong executor.
· Be flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and able to juggle multiple work streams.
· Have experience with leadership development, social entrepreneurship, coalition building, non-profit management, and/or capacity building for organizations, strongly preferred.
· Be passionate about global health equity and committed to social justice.
· Be committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
· Be invested in consistently operating as a steward of Global Health Corps’ mission and values.
Location: NYC, USA; KIGALI, RWANDA; LILONGWE, MALAWI; KAMPALA, UGANDA; OR LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
Our Philosophy and Benefits
Global Health Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or other characteristics or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
We embrace and value diverse skillsets and backgrounds. We are a community of leaders who are proud to represent many different national, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender, and other identities. We represent varied professional backgrounds, collaborating across fields and sectors to form a powerful, close-knit network of changemakers. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the health equity movement, and engage with the world with dignity and respect.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
*This job description reflects Global Health Corps’ assignments of essential functions and qualifications for this role. Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign, or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.