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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Communications and Engagement Associate (SK)
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Job Description



Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required. Major in communications, marketing, journalism or similar subjects preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
4 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least four (4) years of experience in communications, public relations or media relations or equivalent field.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Ability to identify and leverage opportunities across media platforms- broadcast, print and electronic - to maximize presentation of Safe Kids to its key target audiences. Resourceful nature, excellent writing and pitching skills with a strong understanding of traditional and digital media. Must have excellent organizational and prioritization skills with strong people skills, attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work under deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Collaborative work style.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Project Management
  1. Develop communications plans for key campaigns and initiatives, including comprehensive elements and tactics with strong attention to detail.
  2. Manage communications activities for major campaigns, including press outreach, Website content, social media, editorial and collateral materials, multimedia, etc.
  3. Conduct media outreach, including activating media in national outlets.
  4. Work closely with digital team to develop content and promote awareness and engagement on social media channels, website and blogs. Creates communications tools for coalitions, including editorial materials, and content. Works closely with Art Director on design.
  5. Collaborate effectively across departments to execute campaign activities. Liaises with program managers/other teams on each project and risk area and works together on outreach to coalitions and partners.
  6. Provide comprehensive campaign reports to capture project results, including media monitoring.
Public Engagement for Safe Kids Worldwide
  1. Find exciting ways to introduce the work of Safe Kids Worldwide to new audiences in ways that inform, build community and inspire action.
  2. Create compelling press releases and pitches for both traditional and digital media. Identifies and leverages opportunities across media platforms - broadcast, print and online - to maximize presentation of SK to its key target audiences.
  3. Respond to national media inquiries - and preps our spokesperson.
  4. Analyze media exposure, identify gaps and opportunities for Safe Kids.
Coalition Communication
  1. Provide guidance to coalitions and other local spokespeople on PR and media outreach.
  2. Develop materials, including press releases, that can be easily used by coalitions to raise awareness in their area about Safe Kids and its mission.



About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.