Who are we?
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, mothers, fathers, parents, children, youth, and all families, including LGBTQIA+ and individuals with special health care needs. AMCHP leads and supports programs nationally to protect and promote the optimal maternal and child health while lifting social determinants of health and addressing systemic and structural health equity issues.
AMCHP’s vision centers the core values of health equity, social justice, inclusion, and collaboration with the families and communities we and our members serve. We lead and partner with diverse stakeholders to build members’ capacity to implement public health systems and practices that are centered in equity, informed by evidence, and reflect authentic partnership with the individuals, families, and communities most affected by those systems and practices. We envision a nation that values and invests in the health and well-being of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive.
About the position:
The Communications Analyst is a member of the Communications Team and performs a range of responsibilities related to publications development, print and online content, and media. General responsibilities include substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading publications intended for broad distribution to state public health professionals; providing desktop publishing and graphic design expertise; developing and maintaining AMCHP web pages; development of social and other media campaigns; and implementing and enforcing communications quality-control processes for colleagues.
What you’ll get to do:
Manage AMCHP’s website content and style, including:
- Initiate changes and redesign of web pages and monitor progress of those changes.
- Work with AMCHP teams on revisions to web pages.
- Ensure consistency of style and functions across website.
- Update website as needed.
- Approve website changes made by other staff.
- Oversee contract and work of CMS service provider in consultation with communications manager. If applicable.
- Train staff in use of WordPress.
- Co-manage AMCHP’s presence through social media platforms:
- Oversee day-to-day management of campaigns and ensure brand consistency.
- Create and implement social media strategies monthly.
- Ensure brand consistency in copy though tone, voice, and terminology.
- Supervise all aspects of social media interactions between followers and AMCHP and ensure a positive experience.
- Create actionable plans to both grow and maintain followers through popular social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
- Ensure progress on all platforms by using analytical tools such as Google Analytics.
- Oversee the creating and implementation of the monthly editorial calendar.
- Coordinate communications efforts with AMCHP teams for design, production and dissemination of materials produced by those teams, including fact sheets, issue briefs, reports, learning modules and videos.
- Lead education of staff, especially new staff, in communications processes and protocols, including:
- Ensuring that new staff have communications resources they need.
- Maintaining and updating new staff orientation presentations.
- Oversee Constant Contact processes with communications manager
- Trains staff in use of Constant Contact.
- Manages Constant Contact records as needed.
- Serve as the communications coordinator in conjunction with and in the absence of the communications manager.
- Copyedit publications produced by AMCHP (e.g., fact sheets, reports, marketing materials).
- Using an editorial checklist and style guide, ensure that publications in development follow a consistent quality-control process.
- Serve as managing editor of Member Briefs, AMCHP’s bi-weekly electronic newsletter, including development scheduling, layout, graphics, design, and distribution of the publication.
- Co-review PULSE, AMCHP’s bi-weekly electronic newsletter, and oversee PULSE in absence of communications manager, including development of graphics, layout, design, and distribution of the publication.
- Create original designs for marketing materials and use Canva and Constant Contact templates to lay out publications.
- Edit other materials on request (e.g., grant proposals, press releases, legislative or informational alerts, testimony, and various marketing and other print and electronic materials).
- Review appearance of publications during production to ensure they adhere to branding and are visually consistent.
- Train staff about publications development and provides resources to help staff improve their writing, editing, and style.
- Participate on “crosscutting” teams relevant to publications development.
- Maintain in-house style manual.
- Plan, coordinate, and execute social media campaigns for AMCHP.
- Monitor onsite and offsite storage and shipment of publications.
You’ll bring these qualifications:
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Power Point; intermediate proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Canva; experience creating web pages and writing for the web and using social media (content management software, HTML preferred); experience with Microsoft Publisher helpful; experience with WordPress helpful; able to use social media platforms and e-marketing software to achieve marketing goals; experience writing tight copy for websites, social media, and electronic newsletters; experience with e-marketing software preferred; knowledge of communications/marketing principles preferred; monitors usage statistics and prepares report for web, social media, and WordPress platforms (e.g., Google Analytics).
Skills and Abilities
Meticulous copyediting skills for grammar, punctuation, style, voice, brevity, clarity, etc.; excellent written and oral communication skills; customer service orientation and strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills with highest attention to detail and accuracy; able to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment while juggling multiple priorities; demonstrated ability to multitask, complete work in a timely manner, and work independently and in a team environment. Ability to represent AMCHP as a partner with national, state, and local organizations.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, or relevant professional field with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience or advanced technical training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Experience with nonprofits, member associations, or health communications.
This position is located in Washington, DC. AMCHP offers a 100% virtual work/telework environment. This position is funded by a combination of unrestricted funds as well as grants and cooperative agreements from the federal government.
We are committed to an inclusive culture that values diversity, including the accommodation of a wide range of disability and related workplace needs.
$52,000 – $58,000
Why Join Team AMCHP?
We are a dynamic, energetic team comprised of MCH subject matter experts and individuals passionate about building a nation that values and invests in the health and well-being of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive. We take specific, focused action to center anti-racism in our work and be assets for health equity and racial justice.
AMCHP is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our employment practices reflect our core values and guide us in our commitment to dismantling structural racism and rebuilding the systems that serve our communities in ways that center racial and other forms of equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
AMCHP offers an exceptional benefit package that includes flexible work options; generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance; 403 (b) retirement plan with employer contribution; medical and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts; paid parental leave; employer paid life, short, and long-term disability insurance; paid leave to perform civic duties; professional development assistance; and a minimum of ten paid holidays per year, plus a winter break the last week in December.
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Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected and may not be a comprehensive listing of required duties or responsibilities. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as necessary.
About Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.
AMCHP's members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs. Our members directly serve all women and children nationwide, and strive to improve the health of all women, infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, by administering critical public health education and screening services, and coordinating preventive, primary and specialty care. Our membership also includes academic, advocacy and community based family health professionals, as well as families themselves.
AMCHP builds successful programs by disseminating best practices; advocating on our member's behalf in Washington; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.