Thursday, September 20, 2012

Communications Coordinator -- AHIP

AHIP Position Description Position: Communications Coordinator Department: Public Affairs Employee in Position: ****** OPEN POSITION ******* Reports To: Vice President, Strategic Communications Scope: F/T, Permanent, Exempt, Non-Supervisory This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and/or financial history background check Date: September, 2012 Position Summary: The Communications Coordinator, working within the Public Affairs Department, supports the strategic communications team by conducting comprehensive media monitoring, identifying opportunities for proactive media engagement, and helping to coordinate communications events and activities. Specific Responsibilities: • Conducts comprehensive media monitoring. • Identifies opportunities to promote AHIP research and initiatives. • Helps build and maintain media databases and press lists for public affairs department. • Pitches reporters for AHIP events and announcements. • Handles logistics for media events. • Staffs press offices at AHIP conferences. • Drafts presentations and other written materials including issue advocacy emails. • Assists digital web staff in keeping updated with current materials and news. • Responsible for a variety of administrative tasks (approximately ten percent of the time) • Other duties as assigned Skills: • Self-starter with strong initiative; • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects and timelines in a fast-paced environment; • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; • Understanding of traditional and new media cycles and processes; • Professional in demeanor and able to work effectively with senior executives and members of the media; and • Effective team player. • Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point) Experience: • 0-2 years communications experience with a political campaign, on Capitol Hill, at an agency, or with a trade association. • Prior media relations experience preferred. • Health care experience preferred. Education: • Bachelor’s degree required. Certification Requirements: • None. Significant Work Activities & Conditions • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods no more than 4 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day. • Keyboard use of greater or equal to 50% of the workday. Percent of Travel • 0% The purpose of a job description is to describe the overall function and general responsibilities of a job. Job descriptions are used in hiring and training and to provide employees with a better understanding of employer expectations. Actual job functions and duties will vary as job responsibilities and business needs require. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Interested candidates must send resume, references and a cover letter that includes salary requirements to: or mail to: America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) ATTN: HR Dept/PACC 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW South Building, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20004

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