NAM Communications Officer

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$68,160 - $85,190

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002292<br /> <br /> *Cover Letter Required* <br /><br /><strong>About the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)</strong> <br />The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. With the authority of the 1863 Congressional Charter of the National Academy of Sciences requested and signed by President Abraham Lincoln, the NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. The NAM&rsquo;s mission is to advance science, inform policy, and catalyze action to achieve human health, equity, and well-being. <br /><br /><strong>About the NAM Office of Communications</strong> <br />The Office of Communications is responsible for advancing awareness, support, and productive relationships for the NAM among a variety of audiences both nationally and globally. The team executes both general and targeted communications strategies and tactics to ensure the impact of programmatic activities in the areas of clinician burnout, health system transformation, climate change and health, substance use disorder, health equity, leadership development, and more. The tight-knit and collaborative team of six also manages the NAM&rsquo;s digital platforms, including its website, social media, and email marketing; as well as its publications, including the NAM Perspectives periodical and expert reports. The office supports executive, member, internal, and development communications and collaborates with National Academies offices on government and media relations. <br /><br /><strong>About the Position</strong> <br />The NAM Communications Team is looking for a creative, strategic, and highly motivated Communications Officer to support our program teams. The Officer will be responsible for running point on strategy, planning, development, and execution (with team and vendor support) on a variety of projects for their assigned NAM programs (e.g. Leadership Consortium, Substance Use Disorder, Healthy Longevity) as well advising staff and leadership on different communications strategies and assisting our teams with outreach and dissemination activities. This position will sometimes get to support special projects for the NAM president in partnership with the Director and Deputy Director. <br /><br />The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work with minimal oversight and is solution oriented; able to work with both internal and external stakeholders, including at the executive leadership level; and be well-versed in designing and developing different types of media for a variety of audiences. This is a role for someone who not only enjoys building strategies but also thrives in execution and doing a little bit of everything (e.g. graphic design, creative social campaigns, website updates) to get the job done.
Responsibilities: <ol> <li>Strategy: Leads programs in the development of communications strategies to maximize impact and reach target audiences. Serves as thought partner to staff leads for assigned programs. Assesses stakeholder interests and engagement, adjusting recommendations accordingly. Responsible for presenting strategic thinking to multiple internal and external stakeholders while also reporting on impact/success.</li> <li>Communication, Dissemination, and Information Management: Develops and explores new ways to communicate program activities with external stakeholders. Stays abreast of relevant news stories. Maintains a network of stakeholder and interested public contacts, media contacts, outside experts and service providers with the support of programs and National Academies offices. Maintains an ongoing dialogue with outside audiences. Promotes and publicizes program events, public meetings, and other program activities.</li> <li>Writing: Composes digestible content out of complex topics and issues for a variety of audiences and various mediums, including online and print newsletters, journals, magazines, and social media.</li> <li>Project Management: Manages and tracks various communication deliverables and oversees the dissemination of reports and information to internal and external audiences.</li> </ol>
Requirements: <strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> Ability to solve problems of appreciable variety and complexity. Ability to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. Ability to operate independently, and exercise appreciable latitude for independent judgment, discretion, and action. Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop effective working relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees. <br /><br /><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements: </strong>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Communications or related field, or equivalent experience. <br /><br /><strong>Minimum Experience: </strong>Three years of related professional experience.<br /> <br /><strong>Physical Capabilities: </strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. <br /><br /><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> None. <br /><br /><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: </strong>Reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement. <br /><br /><strong>Compensation Range:</strong> The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $68,160 - $85,190. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range. <br /><br /><strong>Work Environment: </strong>Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 20%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations. <br /><br /><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong><br />We, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), value diversity among our staff, members, volunteers, partners, vendors, and audiences. We recognize that talent is broadly distributed in society and that many perspectives enhance the quality of our work and drive innovation and impact.<br />We pledge to cultivate a workplace culture and climate that promotes inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and anti-racism; upholds equity; and values the participation of all who are engaged in advancing our mission. By embracing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, institutional policies and practices, and products, we will be able to better advise the nation on the most complex issues facing society and the world. <br /><br /><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:</strong><br />It is the policy of the National Academies to recruit, hire, transfer, compensate, and promote people in all job categories and to administer all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment in a manner that is consistent with equal employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, medical condition for which a person has been rehabilitated or cured, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, political affiliation, personal appearance, matriculation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. It is also the institution's policy to recruit, hire, promote, and provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans who are otherwise qualified.