A JOTW Can’t Wait posting from Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access
Senior Director of Communications, Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access, Washington, D.C.
About the Position
Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access, a non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, is recruiting a candidate to oversee communications for our growing team. This rewarding and exciting position provides the opportunity to lead the conversation and become a leading voice for the 340B drug discount program, safety net hospitals and the vulnerable patients they serve.
The position is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy on behalf of SNHPA and overseeing the work of our communications team and contractors. The individual hired for this position will report to the association’s President/Chief Executive Officer.
This is a fast-paced, deadline-driven position where you will oversee the smooth implementation and delivery of all our communications, each targeting a wide scope of key stakeholders (including SNHPA members, policy makers, the media, researchers, stakeholders, and the general public). You will work closely with executive leadership and in collaboration with staff across the organization, including our government relations, legal, membership and news publications teams.
You will be the media point person for SNHPA, developing and maintaining relationships with the press to ensure accurate, timely coverage of our work. When appropriate you will serve as the on-the-record spokesperson for the organization in interviews. You will also be responsible for developing a wide range of communications materials such as talking points, news releases, advocacy resources, multimedia content and more.
Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years’ proven experience in senior health care public affairs, communications and/or public policy communications positions, with a strong knowledge of health care and health policy. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with and/or understanding of pharmaceutical policy, Medicare, Medicaid and hospital issues.
You should have a demonstrated track record of success, including developing and management of communications strategies and campaigns; effective communication in complex policy environments; on-the-record interaction with media; creating and managing goals and budgets; publications development; and website and social media communications. Experience managing a team and working closely with internal and external partners, stakeholders and contractors are a must. Superior written and verbal communication skills are required. Generous salary and benefits package.
Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access (SNHPA) is an organization of close to 1000 public and private non-profit hospitals and health systems that participate in the federal 340B drug discount program. SNHPA’s mission is to increase the affordability and accessibility of pharmaceutical care for the nation’s low-income and underserved populations. SNHPA monitors, educates, and serves as an advocate on federal legislative and regulatory issues related to drug pricing and other pharmacy matters affecting safety net providers.
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 202-552-5868. Please provide salary requirements, starting date and how you became aware of this position.
Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 910 • Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone: 202-552-5850 Fax: 202-552-5868 www.snhpa.org