Under the supervision of ICAP's Deputy Director for Communications and Content Strategy, the Communications Officer will manage communications activities that effectively raise awareness of and increase support for ICAP support, a global health leader situated at Columbia University that works to improve the health of families and communities worldwide. The Communications Officer will work with staff across ICAP's New York City headquarters and country offices abroad to ensure ICAP's mission, messages, and accomplishments are communicated in creative and strategic ways to a wide variety of stakeholders.
Develop, write, and distribute communications materials promoting and reporting on ICAP projects, programs, and initiatives - including briefs, success stories, news articles, presentations, and social media content. (30%)
Document key ICAP projects through photo and video (either alone or in collaboration with outside vendors and project teams) and transform this material into memorable communications touchpoints (10%)
Plan and coordinate local and international events, and assist project teams to promote key ICAP events by supporting webinars, workshops, and conferences (20%)
Support ICAP leadership and teams with communications products, including presentations, written materials, and event collateral, and provide communications support, including copyediting, proofreading, and quality control (20%)
Manage digital and social media campaigns that are both creative and effective (10%)
Report on and monitor communications activities as necessary (5%)
Perform other related duties as directed. (5%)
Bachelor's degree in strategic communications, marketing, public policy, or a public health-related field plus a minimum of three years related experience.
Excellent writing, editorial, and project management skills.
Strong abilities with communications software and systems, including Microsoft Office
Familiarity and experience with basic graphic design and layout principles, processes, and software, including Adobe Creative Cloud.
Strong attention to detail and planning skills
Ability to translate complex technical information into engaging and motivating communications materials
Fluency in English
Five years of experience in communications, preferably in an international development or public health organization
Advanced degree in journalism, public policy, development or related fields
Demonstrated experience in project management for communications.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex technical/scientific language for the web and other audiences/platforms.
Strong interpersonal skills
International work experience
Experience working with an nonprofit or NGO
Professional experience in the health or intentional development sectors
Strong presentation skills
Intermediate to advanced design skills
Photography and video production experience or skills
French, Portuguese, Russian and/or other language skills
One to four domestic or international trips per year
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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