Community Engagement and Communications Officer

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
Atlanta, GA
Company Information
Global Health Action

GHA is seeking a dynamic and results-oriented Community Engagement & Communications (CEC) Officer to build our brand within local, national, and global communities, engage new audiences, and activate our current supporter base. The CEC Officer will be responsible for defining and implementing the community engagement and communications strategy and action plan for GHA.

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Vice President and will primarily be responsible for outreach to new communities and deepening GHA’s connection with our existing base of support through strategic communications and donor engagement. The CEC Officer will spearhead outreach efforts in particular with individual donors, GHA Alumni, corporations, foundations, and governmental partners.

Key Responsibilities

Developing communication channels and materials

Managing website, newsletters, and social media presence

Coordinating and activating support through media, journalists, PR agencies, etc.

Engaging the Community (PR, awareness, and networking events) including social groups, networks, clubs, schools etc., and developing a concept for community volunteering

Developing and managing the Young Leaders Council and Student Chapters

Supporting and engaging the GHA regional networks

Raising funds with donors and HNWI through community engagement activities, networking, and liaison

Supporting active fundraising, development, and networking

Attend meetings and conferences as needed to maintain the knowledge and skills required for the position

Perform other duties as required

Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators

Preparation of monthly programs and communications reports

Develop Young Leaders Council and student chapter tools and materials

Create and implement fundraising events and activities using both virtual and in-person strategies

Build strategic relationships with HNWI, corporations and governmental partners;

Assist the team in preparing grant reports and other relevant reports

Organize and conduct training on marketing/communications for grantees, partners, and team

Preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from program innovations

Support organization-wide development and program events

Design event materials and marketing collateral

Provide input and update information related to program outcomes to GHA website

Develop and maintain marketing and communications tools for programs


Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the GHA’s values and ethical standards

Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GHA

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources, and multiple reporting relationships

Plans, coordinates, and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities and competing deadlines

Establishes, builds, and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support

Knowledge Management and Learning

In-depth knowledge of student club/global network development strategies, fundraising, and global health and development issues

In-depth knowledge of the international/global NGO development sector and donor community

Excellent knowledge of communications and marketing strategies;

Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with donors and project staff.

Ability to lead the implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change


Focuses on results for partners

Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

Remains calm, in control, and good-humored even under pressure

Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Working at GHA: Benefits, Compensation, and Location

Compensation This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to a highly effective nonprofit’s dynamic team. The salary range is $63,000 to $71,000.

GHA’s benefits include

Medical ($240 biweekly healthcare benefit)

Dental (100% employer paid)

Short-term disability (100% employer paid)

Long-term disability (100% employer paid)

Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) (100% employer paid)

Simple IRA (employer contribution)

Free parking at our office

2+ weeks vacation each year and increases with tenure, sick leave, self-care time off, paid holidays, plus our office is closed Christmas Day through New Year’s Day.

Location GHA’s international headquarters is located in the Northlake area of Atlanta, GA and offers employees a hybrid work schedule.


Required Skills and Experience Minimum of 5 years related international work experience (e.g. in PR, external communication, event management, journalism) Minimum of 3 years of communications and marketing experience Excellent writing and communication skills Strong relationship-building skills, ability to engage and inspire others Good understanding of the global health and development sector, faith communities and women’s networks, and civil society organizations in low and middle-income countries Ability to explain complex issues to external audiences and present the organization and its diverse programs in an appealing and concise manner Independent, target-oriented, and structured working approach Excellent knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension). French and Haitian Creole an advantage


Application Process To apply to this position, please submit a combined pdf of your resume, a thoughtful cover letter and three professional references to the attention of the GHA Search Committee here: Timeline and Hiring Process We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect to progress through a process that includes an initial phone screening and, for finalists, an interview day with staff. GHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. We foster a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity.