Communications/Editorial, Development and Foundation, Membership
About ASHP - Do you thrive on innovation and change? Join our collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health. Engage with colleagues in an environment where we value different backgrounds and perspectives of all employees and strongly believe in the principles of inclusion. We are seeking a talented, detail-oriented Communications Specialist to join our dynamic Foundation. As the philanthropic arm of ASHP, the Foundation supports ASHP by advancing the professional practice of pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce by funding research and education that improves health outcomes through optimal, safe and effective medication use. In this important role, you will be a part of an award winning, collaborative, and mission-driven organization. Our generous benefits, competitive wages and meaningful work are what makes ASHP an exciting and rewarding place to be!
Remote work through July 1, 2021
Virtual interview process and meetings
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Health and temperature screenings
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Job Title: Communications Specialist
Reports to: Director, External Communications
Job Summary: The Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and managing the ASHP Foundation (Foundation) communications that support fundraising and promote Foundation programs, and serves to integrate and support ASHP’s organization-wide communications. The position will create strategic communications plans and related content, including e-newsletter development and distribution, social media, media relations, website updates, event support, and other communications.
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates and executes multi-channel communications plans to support the Foundation fundraising activities and promote the Foundation’s research, leadership, and awards programs.
Drafts, edits, and supports the production of communications content, including the Foundation’s monthly member e-newsletter, podcasts, video scripts, advertisement content, speeches, and other communications as needed.
Maintains the Foundation website and collaborates with the Foundation staff and across the ASHP Marketing, Communications, and Digital team to create new website content as needed.
Creates and manages social media content calendar and related social media promotions for the Foundation’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Works collaboratively with ASHP social media manager to optimize and support cross channel engagements on ASHP’s social media channels and to track and interpret social media metrics.
Supports media relations functions for the Foundation and ASHP, including developing media target lists, drafting news releases, talking points, and media pitches.
Develops and executes communication plan to promote Foundation activities at ASHP meetings, including the Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition, and collaborates on Foundation presence in the ASHP exhibit.
Manages the development and production of the Foundation’s annual impact report in collaboration with the Foundation staff.
Prepares reports and presentations demonstrating the impact of the Foundation’s digital engagement efforts, including email communications, fundraising campaigns, website, and social media.
Maintains a library of case studies, images, and content related to the Foundation’s programs to be used in program promotions and fundraising.
Partners with ASHP’s creative services team and outside vendors, as needed, to support the development of videos, infographics, brochures, signage, etc., to communicate the Foundation’s and ASHP’s strategic priorities, initiatives, and impact.
Serves as a key team member responsible for integrating the Foundation and ASHP communications initiatives, ensuring all communications advance the overall strategic vision, priorities, and goals of the organizations.
Supports other ASHP communications projects and initiatives as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, or a related field.
Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience related to communications and marketing.
Experience in a health-related field or professional association preferred.
Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills with working knowledge of Associated Press (AP) style.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and tasks and manage, track, and adhere to deadlines.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational and project management skills.
Exceptional collaboration skills and in keeping team members informed of ongoing projects and any emerging issues or communications opportunities.
Must be initiative-oriented, a solution seeker, and have the ability to self-start assignments with appropriate direction.
Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel.
Knowledge of social media and use of social media analytical tools and earned media monitoring platforms a plus.
Experience with email marketing automation software a plus.
About American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
ASHP is the collective voice of pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory clinics, and other healthcare settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. The organization's nearly 58,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 79 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.SafeMedication.com.