Manager, Communications

  • Washington, DC
  • Full-time

Company Description

NASTAD is a non-profit, non-partisan association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. NASTAD also supports partner governments in Africa, the Central America region, and the Caribbean region.

NASTAD's vision is a world free of HIV and viral hepatitis

Job Description

Job Summary
The Manager, Communications plays a central role in supporting and coordinating NASTAD’s core communications activities and strategies that advance the organization’s mission and priorities and increase visibility and awareness. The Manager, Communications works under the direction of the Senior Manager, Communications and in collaboration with the Communications team.

Essential Duties

  • Support and coordinate core communications activities, including keeping the organization’s web-based platforms (e.g. websites, blogs, and social media) up to date, email marketing, graphic design, video editing, and document design and layout
  • Coordinate publications and editorial calendars
  • Provide editorial guidance for web-based platforms (e.g. websites, blogs, social media, email, etc.)
  • Provide writing and editing support for staff
  • Collaborate with staff, external stakeholders, and vendors to develop and execute communications strategies
  • Support the development and execution of media and public relations strategies that increase the visibility and awareness of NASTAD


Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications or a related field; or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position
• Minimum four years of progressively responsible, relevant work experience
• Experience managing the online presence of an organization (e.g. website and social media) and familiarity with strategies for increasing supporter participation and engagement • Solid writing, editing, communications and strategic thinking, project management, and research skills • Experience with content management systems (e.g. Drupal), email marketing tools (e.g. Mailchimp), social media management tools (e.g. Sprout Social), and basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
• Ability to work collaboratively with staff, external stakeholders, and vendors

Minimum Competencies (skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Fostering Teamwork: As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team
  • Oral Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others
  • Written Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in business writing
  • Attention to Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support
  • Advanced Written Communication: The ability to use formal writing styles or advanced literary techniques and formats suited to the audience
  • Technical Expertise: The ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area
  • Analytical Thinking: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Stakeholder Orientation: The ability to demonstrate concern for satisfying one's external and/or internal stakeholders

Additional Information

Environment and Scheduling

  • Interest in working with a national HIV and hepatitis public health organization
  • Interest in working within a diverse environment
  • Interest in working with and/or an understanding of communities impacted by HIV and hepatitis such as people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender communities
  • Willing to travel as needed