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Communications and Development Manager (TFGH)

Are you a former journalist? Do you have an ear for style and cadence and a news-savvy approach to writing a strong lead and weaving in compelling quotes and details? Do you keep up with global health and development issues and trends? Join our team to contribute your talents and collaborate with a creative, fun and hard-working team who is wired the same way.


Responsible for the integrated communication and promotion of divisional programs and services. Collaborates with others to develop and implement programs and communications materials for targeted audiences which enhance awareness and utilization of divisional programs and services. Creates effective promotional materials including articles, brochures, forms and flyers. Designs, oversees and updates a website to educate and to promote activities and programs; coordinates website with other related websites. May manage a budget. May conduct evaluations, surveys and focus groups to assist in quality improvement efforts. May be responsible for managing various aspects of social media activities. Leads TFGH’s end-of-the-year giving campaigns. Performs related responsibilities as required.


The Task Force for Global Health, based in Atlanta and founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations. For more information, visit


The Task Force communications & development department supports the strategic objectives of the organization including brand identity, program success, fundraising, and employee recruitment and retention. The department leads an integrated communications program to drive high levels of brand awareness and engagement with donors, partners, employees, and other target audiences. The department is playing a critical role in the growth of The Task Force as the central communications team ties together the multiple brands/programs of The Task Force to engage a variety of audiences.


The communications and development manager builds and protects The Task Force brand through content creation, targeted outreach to key audiences, and use of analytics to inform strategic communications and fundraising efforts. The communications and development manager will lead on key functions while also contributing on a team that prioritizes collaboration and learning new skills. Key responsibilities include:

Writing: Identify story opportunities, interview staff and partners and create content for a variety of Task Force materials including: key messaging, newsletter articles, donor mailings, website, social media, press releases, video scripts, annual report, speeches and internal staff mailings. Review pieces by colleagues and edit and help with crafting. Pieces must be well-researched and well-written, reflecting knowledge of news conventions, news angles, AP style guidelines, and core copy editing principles.

Supporting development efforts: Executes content creation for TFGH’s fundraising campaigns; supports the development of fundraising materials and other marketing and outreach materials. Contributes to the development of TFGH’s development plans and strategy. Helps with donor-focused events.

Media engagement: Identifies newsworthy Task Force activities and key journalists, pitches stories, cultivates and manages media relationships, trains spokespeople, tracks media coverage, conducts analytics, and represents The Task Force to increase media coverage.

Video production: Experience filming and editing video for compelling video packages of varying lengths – including B-roll, interviews, internal and external uses. Maintain and manage video archive.

Collaborating with communications and program colleagues to highlight the impact of Task Force programs through storytelling, Juggling simultaneous creative projects and tracking the impact of them in order to inform subsequent initiatives

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or other related field. Five years of experience in the development of marketing, development and informational materials, and writing/research. Additional related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


  • Journalism experience
  • Gifted writer with impeccable attention to detail, and knowledge of news conventions and AP style. Ability to copy edit own work and work of others
  • Experience with and understanding of global health and development issues and sector; experience working in a developing country preferred
  • Social media savvy with proven track record of engaging and increasing followers
  • Experience with digital storytelling to engage audiences
  • Experience in media relations, public speaking, event planning
  • Experience with donor relations and fundraising. Capital Campaign experience a plus.
  • Expertise using KPIs and analytics to set and track goals and inform strategy and priorities
  • Experience with marketing, communications and development tools and techniques such as WordPress (website creation and maintenance), MailChimp, Meltwater, Salesforce (managing a CRM database), DonorSearch and Foundation Directory (identifying potential individual and organizational funding prospects), SEO best practices, and basic use of some design tools
  • Knowledge of MS office tools and Google platforms.
  • Knowledge of publishing and other related software. Demonstrated creativity in the design of marketing, fundraising, public relations or educational programs and communications materials.

TRAVEL: 5-15% domestic and international travel

The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. TFGH and Emory University consider multiple factors when making an offer, including, for example, established salary range, internal budget, business needs, education, and years of work experience. Additionally, salary is merely one element of our offer.

Minimum Budgeted Salary: $57,300./Yr. & Maximum Budgeted Salary: $75,000/Yr.

We demonstrate our commitment to rewarding employees through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit-based annual increases, and bonus opportunities. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, and vision), access to a retirement savings program with a competitive employer match, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education, courtesy scholarship and developmental opportunities, a faculty and staff assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

Note: A cover letter and three writing samples are required. There will also be a writing exercise as part of the interview process. This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

Please apply using Emory’s career page linked here (—tfgh/job).