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Sr Communications Associate-PolicyLab

Date: Jul 3, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 20475

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Senior Communications Associate to join our communications team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.


PolicyLab offers this exciting opportunity to impact the organization’s mission by providing broad support to PolicyLab’s communications team, as well as direct support to PolicyLab faculty on translation and dissemination of their research and initiatives to internal and external audiences. As a member of the strategy team, this position will also work collaboratively with PolicyLab’s policy team and research portfolio leadership on strategies and tactics to advance the center’s policy and research priorities. The Senior Communications Associate will manage several important writing projects and assist with media outreach on PolicyLab research.


The Senior Communications Associate position is ideal for a communications professional with a background in health who is looking to develop their skills in strategic communications planning, translation of research and project management. A strong foundation in writing and the ability to work well on a team are keys to success in this role. This position reports to the Strategy & Communications Manager.

Job Responsibilities


Strategize with PolicyLab researchers and research portfolios on dissemination strategies and tactics for their articles and other work, with a view towards broader public policy influence

Conduct extensive writing projects including managing PolicyLab’s external newsletter, assisting in development of communications and policy tools, and writing/editing blog posts for PolicyLab’s blog

Assist with media outreach on newsworthy research and initiatives

Plan, execute and promote PolicyLab’s webinar series

Maintain/edit content on the PolicyLab website

Conduct other duties as assigned


Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree


Required Experience:

  • At least three (3) years of health communications experience.
  • Extensive writing experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: At least five (5) years of health communications experience


Preferred Experience:

Experience with media outreach strongly preferred, preferably in Philadelphia

Health policy experience



Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent communications skills (both written and oral)
  • Able to perform tasks independently
  • Able to work accurately and pay strict attention to detail
  • Able to work in collaboration with other professionals and staff within CHOP and partner organizations
  • Adaptable to do work which is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach
  • Must have strong writing, organizational, and time management skills
  • Candidate should have an interest in and commitment to the goals of the department

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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