Under the supervision of ICAP???s Director for Communications and Content Strategy, the Communications Officer will manage communications activities that effectively raise awareness of and increase support for ICAP support for ICAP, 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, produce, and project manage communications campaigns, activities and events. (20%)
Develop, write, and distribute communications materials promoting and reporting on ICAP projects, programs, and initiatives ??? including briefs, success stories, news stories, and social media content. (20%)
Develop, guide, and provide oversight for project branding strategy, including appropriate ICAP, partner, and donor acknowledgment. (15%)
Develop compelling content for key ICAP project websites and support the maintenance of content on these sites, as needed. (15%)
In collaboration with outside vendors and project teams, document key ICAP projects through photo and video and utilize this in project communications. (10%)
Assist project teams to promote key ICAP events, including webinars, workshops, and conferences. (5%)
Advance ICAP's thought leadership, including representation at international conferences and establishment of a publication plan for journal/scholarly articles. (5%)
Participate in key project team meetings and support other communications needs as they arise. (5%)
Perform other related duties as directed. (5%)
Bachelor's degree in strategic communications, marketing, public policy, or a public health-related field or equivalent in education or training, plus a minimum of four years related experience
Excellent writing, editorial, and contemporary storytelling skills
Outstanding project management and problem-solving skills.
Strong abilities with standard office and communications software, including Microsoft Office
Website content management skills, especially WordPress
Ability to measure, analyze and report on communications activities
Experience with managing social media campaigns
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud and ability to do basic graphic design.
Photography and video production experience or skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Advanced degree preferred in journalism, public policy, development or related fields
Five years of experience in Communications, preferably in an international development or public health organization.
Demonstrated experience in project management for communications.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex technical/scientific language for the web and other audiences/platforms.
Strong presentation skills
Strong interpersonal and coordinative skills
International work experience
Experience working with an nonprofit or NGO
Professional experience in the health or intentional development sectors
Experience managing the design and production of websites and other digital properties
French, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and/or other language skills
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.