Job Title:Manager of Public Education and Communications
Organization: American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
Type: Full-Time, up to 20% remote/telework and “flex time” work scheduling available after 6 months
Location: Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Old Town)
Compensation: $67,000 annual salary, plus excellent benefits
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until position is filled
Desired Starting Date: Late June 2018
*Please read the entire job description, including application requirements, before applying.*
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 of Public Education and Communications will lead the public education arm of AAPCC, 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 public education 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 forthcoming new AAPCC website.
Oversee the in-house AAPCC graphic designer, and creation of original digital content via newsletters, social media, and to poison control center 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 5-6 times each year: For AAPCC’s annual Midyear Directors’ Meeting, which is 3-4 days between February and April, for the annual North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, which is 4-5 days between September and October, and 3-4 shorter trips to support national partnership contracts.
Master’s degree required, preferably in Public Health, Health Communications, Health Education, or related field. CHES and/or CCPH credentials strongly desired.
A minimum of five years’ relevant experience is strongly preferred, with special consideration for candidates with experience working for a poison control center, nonprofit associations, or public health organizations. 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 Wild Apricot desired.
Training in the use of social and new media for business development or health communications desired.
Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including InDesign and Illustrator desired.
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.
To apply for this position, please submit the following three items directly to Stephen Kaminski (Kaminski@aapcc.org) via email.
A cover letter describing specifically how your skills and experience are a good fit for this position, and your recognition of the salary offered.
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.
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About American Association of Poison Control Centers
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that represents the nation’s 55 poison control centers (PCCs), which provide free, expert information and treatment advice, 24/7/365, through the national Poison Help line: 1-800-222-1222. The Poison Help line covers 100% of the U.S. population and can provide assistance in 150 languages. Calls are answered primarily by certified specialists in poison information (e.g., specially trained pharmacists and nurses with medical toxicology and clinical toxicology oversight). PCCs annually answer about 3 million calls.
Data from each call is fed into the National Poison Data System (NPDS) owned and operated by AAPCC--the only near real-time, comprehensive poisoning surveillance database in the U.S. Located in scenic Old Town, Alexandria, VA (just outside of Washington, DC), AAPCC also accredits the nation’s poison control centers, certifies their specialists, provides legislative support to centers, provides extensive educational and prevention outreach, and hosts national meetings and conferences.