Do you want to do work that makes a real difference in the world? Do you want to play an important role in the fight to save and expand health access for low-income individuals and families? Do you want to be a part of a team working against attempts to weaken Medicaid and other health programs for low-income individuals? If you’re a social media enthusiast with the drive to tell stories that educate, inspire, and mobilize, we have a position for you!
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. Our offices (in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Carrboro, North Carolina) engage in national, state, and local advocacy efforts, ranging from analyses of federal and state laws, policy advocacy, litigation, and individual technical support. We work with lawyers and advocates, community-based entities, federal and state policy makers, health care providers, and clients.
NHeLP is committed to cultivating an environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff and to advancing health equity in our work. We welcome applicants who represent that diversity and who will contribute to our equity journey, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals. We also encourage individuals whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities to apply. For more information about our values and our equity journey, see our Equity Stance.
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) is looking for a passionate Communications Fellow to fill a critical role on our communications team. You’ll have hands-on responsibility in engaging our community of advocates, activists, coalition partners, and stakeholders through compelling digital content.
You’ll help create and manage our community outreach on all social media channels. The ability to craft concise and captivating copy for a variety of digital channels is essential. We’re a small team, so you’ll also have the opportunity to help draft website copy and a variety of content for all digital channels.
This fellowship is connected with a two-year, multi-million dollar grant aimed at leveraging digital media to empower and activate stakeholders in protecting Medicaid from administrative attacks. The communications fellow will act as the day-to-day point person between NHeLP’s communications team and a well-known, DC-based digital advocacy firm we have contracted with to implement this grant.
This position is located in NHeLP’s DC office and reports to the Director of Communications.
Duties and Responsibilities
Digital Advocacy Grant Responsibilities:
- Manage day-to-day partnership between NHeLP and 3rd party digital advocacy firm to meet needs of the 2-year grant,
- Implement advocacy strategy on NHeLP social media channels,
- Communicate plans, campaigns, and social media strategy to Communications Director and include Communications Director into project as needed.
General Social Media Responsibilities:
- Monitor and respond to comments, questions and concerns through social media channels,
- Develop content and strategies to build loyal followers across Facebook and Twitter,
- Research and advise on emerging technologies and platforms,
- Curate relevant and valuable third-party content and NHeLP news to share with communities to advance overall goals,
- Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies,
- Evaluate emerging technologies and provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate,
Coalition Social Media Responsibilities:
- Work with NHeLP staff to identify coalition social media campaigns,
- Attend coalition meetings/calls to participate in planning and implementation of social media campaigns,
- Schedule and post coalition content across NHeLP’s digital channels.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum 2+ years of experience in social media and digital communications
- Proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, and emerging platforms
- Excellent writing skills with the ability to craft concise and captivating copy for a variety of digital channels (social media, email and website)
- Ability to adopt the voice of NHeLP, while also incorporating personality and authenticity
- Strong customer service and social media listening skills
- Interest in staying on top of emerging digital trends
- Demonstrated experience analyzing and reporting on social media, website and email data
- Hands-on experience with social media tools such as Google Analytics, Bitly, Sprout Social, Buffer, Hootsuite Enterprise, or similar
- Strong project management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and shifting requests
- Excel in a team-based, nimble and collaborative environment to advance the mission, values and goals of the organization
- An insatiable curiosity and a passion for doing good in the world
Full-time, immediate availability
Competitive with other public interest organizations and commensurate with experience. Salary range is $40,000 to $44,100. Generous benefits are available, including employer-paid medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as pre-tax savings plans, transportation benefits, a retirement savings opportunity, and the ability to work remotely up to two days per week. NHeLP also offers generous paid time off including holidays, sick time, personal time, parental leave, 150 hours (20 days) of vacation per year, and more.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, a writing sample, and a list of three professional references, with the subject “Comms Fellow” to: email@example.com. No phone calls please. For more information, please visit: www.healthlaw.org.
Cover letter, résumé, a brief writing sample (preferred length between 3-10 pages) and a list of references should be in PDF format. Please add your name to each attachment that you send. For example: JaneSanchezCoverLetter.pdf, JohnSanchezResume.pdf.
NHeLP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please send an email with subject line “Reasonable Accommodation Request” to firstname.lastname@example.org