Director of Strategic Communications

Program Coordinator, Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative

Program Coordinator, O’Neill Institute

Research Assistant (LMICs Diagnostics Production), Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative


Director of Strategic Communications

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center seeks an energetic, motivated, and collaborative communications leader who thinks strategically, and executes flawlessly. This position will be responsible for coordinating all communications and outreach for the O’Neill Institute, and will serve as a liaison between institute initiatives, the institute’s academic programs and Institute management, creating strategic plans for programs, products and papers, providing insight and communications strategy and executing outreach to partners in media, both globally and domestically.

Primary Responsibilities:

Communications Strategy

  • Develop and implement, in coordination with institute directors and leadership committee, the O’Neill institute communications strategy.
  • Lead efforts to provide communications and marketing support to 30+ institute grants and other programmatic work. Serve as the first point of contact for initiatives seeking strategic communications guidance to help achieve communication goals.
  • Develop integrated marketing and communications strategies across multiple Initiatives that support both the institute’s goals and mission. Ensures longer-term strategic communications objectives translate into shorter-term tasks and establishes processes to ensure the efficiency and efficacy.
  • Work closely with executive director on integrating messaging among Initiatives in support of Institute-wide goals. Handle institute-wide communications projects and messaging efforts.
  • Advise leaders and staff on messaging and the development of communication strategies.
  • Identify new opportunities for more effectively publicizing and dissemination the O’Neill Institute, its expertise, and its work products, especially those who can influence the development or implantation of public health laws, regulations and policies.

Cross-Functional Strategy Implementation & Communications and Outreach Tasks

  • Develop, coordinate, and post content across social media, media, web, video, blog and podcast and A/V. Ensure plans are in place so that all functions are working in support of overall strategy.
  • Oversee a content calendar. Designing and deploying new communications tools and external relationships to reach new audiences at the national, state, and local levels while increasing the engagement of current audiences.
  • Help initiative and program directors, and others create crisp messages for a variety of audiences; help translate program work into clear and compelling messages.
  • Other responsibilities as needed, such as responsibility for annual report, and website redesign updates.

Contact and Relationship Management

  • Manage and update institute contacts database to produce effective external communication and email outreach campaigns.
  • Organize contact information and prioritize interaction with key media contacts to elevate institute’s work products and policy goals.
  • Establish and maintain the institute’s relationships with relevant reporters and communications staff at media and other outlets and nongovernment policy organizations.
  • Build key relationships with Georgetown Law Communications Team, as well as other cross-campus members to facilitate effective outreach between and among departments, schools, and external partners. Ensuring that research findings and publications meet the needs of the Institute’s target audiences, particularly health law policy-makers, as set forth in the Long-Range Plan.

Measurement and Evaluation

  • Set quantitative and qualitative metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of communications strategies.
  • Maintain and grow communications KPI dashboard to inform decision-making and progress toward Institute communications goals.

Who We Are Looking For?

Candidates must have:

  • Five to ten years of professional communications experience.
  • Some exposure to policy work.
  • A desire for continuous improvement.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience leading strategic communications in a large, mission-driven organization.
  • Knowledge and expertise in communications, journalism, media relations, digital strategy, and social media. Print and digital publishing, editing, and email marketing.
  • A proven ability to manage work across cross-functional teams, and with colleagues who don’t have a direct reporting line.
  • A strong work ethic, and an ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • A flexible work style, with an ability to pivot quickly from one project to another.
  • A positive, collaborative, proactive, forward-thinking mindset and strong organization skills.
  • Experience working with program and policy leaders to develop messaging and strategy.

Those candidates bringing the following will be given special consideration:

  • Experience bringing cohesion and message unity to a highly decentralized organizational structure.
  • Experience in health law or policy.
  • Bilingual language skills in Spanish and English preferred.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [Director of Strategic Communications (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.

Program Coordinator, Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative

Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking a program coordinator to work with the Global Health Policy and Politics team on many exciting projects, include the flagship HIV Policy Lab.

Institute coordinators are based at the O’Neill Institute’s offices at Georgetown University’s Law School near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and receive a competitive salary with outstanding benefits (and terrific work colleagues). Coordinators are hired for a one-year term with annual renewals. We hope and expect that the coordinators hired for this position will stay with O’Neill for several years or more while developing new skills and expertise and assuming broader responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Financial Coordination and Budget Support: budget tracking and execution, grants, contracts, and procurement supporting, creating expense reports and reconciliation. Liaison to sub-partners and other Georgetown offices.
  • Project Management Support: organizing quarterly and annual strategy meetings, scheduling team meetings and meeting note-taking, tracking project deliverables and status of action items. Travel planning and calendar management, center operations support and other duties as assigned.
  • Writing and Editing: assisting with writing grant applications, articles and other written documents, editing others’ writing.
  • Social Media and Communications Management: developing social media plans for projects, liaising with the communications team to write newsletters and social media material.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. (no specific major)
  • One to two years of financial, grants management, or accounting experience, preferably in a non-profit environment setting.
  • Ability to work with changing priorities in a fast-paced, results driven environment across multiple stakeholders, as the team manages several large grants and sub-awards with international partners.
  • A good grasp of accounting procedures and transactions as well as strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, listening and negotiating skills.
  • Interested in a career in project management and/or global health policy.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with a moderate to advance ability in Excel, and working knowledge of both Microsoft Windows and Apple operating systems.
  • A self-motivated person and be able to come up with creative business solutions.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [GHPP Program Coordinator (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.

Please submit your application by September 30, 2022.

Program Coordinator, O’Neill Institute

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking a program coordinator to assist with administrative and project needs. In addition to enabling the smooth functioning of the Institute as a whole, the program coordinator provides additional support as needed to the institute’s various research Initiatives.

The program coordinator reports directly to the executive director and works out of the O’Neill Institute’s offices on the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington, D.C. This role receives a competitive salary and outstanding benefits; in addition, it is an opportunity to work with terrific colleagues. We invite you to join our team!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists project team with daily operations and administrative needs related to project work and overall Initiative goals; able to track and assist with managing many moving project pieces simultaneously.
  • Manages information, contacts and calendars to facilitate the institutes’ project work; uses judgment to troubleshoot logistical issues under supervision of executive director.
  • Facilitates communication between directors, project team, and external stakeholders.
  • Prepares and assembles documents, presentations, and other materials for various projects.
  • Responds to general inquiries about the O’Neill Institute.
  • Responsible for coordinating travel, events and meetings with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works closely with communications associate to publicize relevant events, publications, and pertinent information.
  • Coordinates with the communications team, as needed on upcoming events and marketing.
  • Assists with outreach, invitations, and event logistics for Initiative events.
  • Coordinates with the finance team, as needed to ensure smooth financial processes and transactions.
  • Reconciles ProCards and processes expense reports for executive director and other senior staff as needed.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with modest supervision.
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to manage competing priorities in multiple work streams.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and to interact successfully with a variety of personalities.
  • Talent for managing information, contacts, calendars, booking travel, and meeting and event planning.
  • Experience as an executive assistant or in other support positions is a plus.
  • B.A. or B.S. (no specific major required).

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [ONI Program Coordinator (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.

Research Assistant (LMICs Diagnostics Production), Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking a Research Assistant to support the Local Production and Diagnostics Working Group, of which the Global Health Policy and Politics (GHPP) initiative is a member.

Primary Responsibilities:

The GHPP initiative is seeking a motivated, attention-oriented, graduate-level research assistant to support the Local Production and Diagnostics Working Group. This role will support the group’s work in developing and implementing a strategic plan to mobilize the political will, financial resources, and technology to facilitate the production of diagnostics in low and middle-come countries.

The working group is chaired by the University of Cambridge and joined by experts, academics, civil society, and UN agencies from around the world dedicated to sustainable and equitable access to affordable diagnostics in resource-limited settings through greater support for local manufacturers in low and middle-income countries.

  • Working Group Management Support: organizing bi-weekly meetings, meeting note-taking, tracking group deliverables and status of action items.
  • Writing and Editing: assisting with articles and other written documents.
  • Research support: contributing to and maintaining clearinghouse of information resources, including:  technical support documents, analyses of manufacturing capacity, policy memos, and financial costing memos.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.  

Who Are We Looking For?

Required

  • Currently enrolled in a Georgetown University graduate program
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience conducting desktop research and policy analysis
  • Interest in global public health
  • Comfort with working independently

Preferred

  • Passion for the democratization of science
  • Experience working with academics, civil society/NGOs, and UN agencies
  • Experience providing administrative support

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume (required) and cover letter (optional) with the email subject [RA LPWG- (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.

EEOC Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.