Communications Consultant / Coordinator (REMOTE)

  • 101 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
  • Contract

Company Description

To heal communities affected by violence, The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention ( fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care for violence intervention/ prevention programs. Our vision is to build a system of healthcare that mobilizes hospitals and communities to end violence, together.

Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) vary in the specifics of their design and scope, but typically include a brief intervention in the emergency department or at the hospital bedside as well as intensive community-based case management services following discharge. HVIP services are provided by culturally competent Violence Prevention Professionals who often also serve in a mentorship capacity. HVIPs are rooted in the philosophy that violence is preventable and that violent injury offers a “teachable moment” and unique opportunity to break cycles of violence. HVIPs embrace a public health approach to violence prevention as they are grounded in data, which indicate that victims of violence are at elevated risk for re-injury and violence perpetration. This model has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed studies indicating promising impact on injury recidivism, criminal justice contact, and trauma symptoms. HVIPs are now a recommended practice by the federal government.

The network has grown to hundreds of individuals such as physicians, nurses, therapists, gang interventionists, outreach workers and researchers who are affiliated with 41 member programs in the U.S., Canada, England and El Salvador. We hold a sold-out annual conference of over 400 professionals implementing our health approach to violence. Our goal is to support the growth of HVIPs throughout the United States.

Our organization hosts a large annual conference, staffs member working groups that focus on Mental Health, Research, Policy, Workforce Development, and more, and provides training and technical assistance to hospitals and communities that want to begin HVIPs and to existing programs that need support.

The HAVI is a project of Community Partners.

Job Description

After a year of developing a strategic plan for the organization as well as the communications department, the HAVI will onboard a part-time Communications Consultant/Coordinator to play an essential role in expanding our voice and vision. We are looking for an energetic, ambitious creative who loves mission-driven organizations and has experience building national brands.

Essential Duties:

  • Create collateral materials using new brand standards, including infographics, impact reports, etc.

  • Support the execution of the HAVI strategic communications plan

  • Contribute to the development of new toolkits for practitioners

  • Maintain and develop social media presence (Twitter, etc.) 

  • Maintain web alerts for media and research on hospital-based violence intervention

  • Maintain mailing list for members, past conference attendees, and other stakeholders

  • Formalize and schedule e-bulletins to the HAVI list with highlights, events, calls to action, etc.

  • Support web development by writing copy and connecting with network members to gather materials

  • Develop press releases and conduct outreach to media contacts for important events and highlights

  • Maintain HAVI press contact list and build media relationships


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of 3 years experience working on a range of communications functions: public relations, copy-writing, and social media.

  2. Experience working with national organizations, preferably in healthcare, related academic fields, and/or youth development

  3. Experience interpreting academic research for a general audience

  4. Excellent skills writing op-eds and pitching to press


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills

  2. Operates with a lens of equity, social justice and trauma-informed approaches

  3. Ability to work as a part of the team, lead when appropriate, and accept feedback 

  4. Ability to adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience   

  5. High level of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail 

  6. Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks with accuracy

  7. Ability to adapt to changing priorities

  8. Ability to design presentations using professional tools such as powerpoint, prezi, etc.

  9. Professional appearance and demeanor

Additional Information

The HAVI  is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.

The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention is a project of Community Partners.

In your cover letter, submit hourly rate (not to exceed $80/hour) and proposed number of hours/month for a 6-month contract. Possible renewal of contract will be considered.