Director of Communications National Health Organization

Unique opportunity for national exposure!

Our client is a national organization that seeks to improve the quality of life and extend the lives of adults with congenital heart defects. Through education, outreach, advocacy, and promotion of research, they serve and support adults with congenital heart defects, their families and the medical community. This national organization is experiencing tremendous growth, and has created new leadership roles to keep up with its expanding scope. The organization is based in Philadelphia, and their current budget has grown to more than $2M in just over a decade.

The Director of Communications will bolster ACHA’s visibility and brand through the creation and execution of a comprehensive strategic communications plan.  S/he will build, organize and manage marketing, communications, events management and public relations that align with the mission, existing programs, and ACHA’s vision. The Director will navigate local and national opportunities, including media contacts,  human-­‐interest  stories  and  expert  placement.  S/he  will  also  set  and  maintain  policy  and standards for internal and external communications, formulating a replicable model for affiliates.

For consideration, potential candidates must possess:

§ Minimum five years of experience leading communications efforts

§ Demonstrated success creating and implementing strategic communications plans

§ High energy level, entrepreneurial thinking, creative problem solving, accountability

§ Demonstrated experience with public health issues

§ Experience planning special events and media outreach  

§ Adept at navigating and maximizing social media opportunities

§ Dynamic team leadership

§ Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 

Please direct inquiries to, using the subject “Communications Director”

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