Associate Director, Social Marketing and Communication

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About FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Associate Director, Social Marketing and Communication


As part of FHI 360’s United States Programs, the Social Marketing and Communication department (SMC) has distinctive competence in science-based approaches to social marketing and communication to address public health and other challenges in the U.S. SMC currently implements a diverse portfolio of social marketing, public relations, communication, and training and technical assistance projects in the U.S. that are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, private associations, and foundations on health issues such as obesity prevention, diabetes, immunization, and injury prevention.


The Associate Director will serve as the senior manager for FHI 360’s Atlanta office, conduct business development outreach to CDC and other potential clients, and lead and support SMC projects, providing guidance on public health policy, program strategy, and program development/management. The Associate Director will serve as the Project Director on a communication contract with the Office of the Director for Policy (OADP) as well as the lead trainer/presenter for a communication training and technical assistance project with the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) at CDC.  

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, strong manager, effective trainer, and savvy at business development.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Serve as the senior manager for FHI 360’s Atlanta office, which has 10-12 employees
  • Directly supervise 3-5 staff members
  • Lead a communication support contract with the Office of the Director for Policy, assisting CDC with communication and outreach on various health policy initiatives
  • Develop and deliver trainings/presentations to CDC awardees and partners in a variety of formats (webinar, in-person, remote) on communication, social marketing, social media, and other media topics.
  • Develop training plans that address audience needs and are based on adult learning theories.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify client and grantee needs and generate innovative ideas and approaches to address them.
  • Provide planning and support to other projects as needed with a focus on communication, public health policy, program strategy, and program development/management.
  • Conduct outreach to CDC, other clients, and potential partners as part of business development efforts.
  • Lead 2-3 proposal efforts per year, providing overall direction, strategy, guidance and review.
  • Provide strategic thinking and writing on SMC proposals.


  • Master's degree preferred with 10 or more years’ experience or Bachelor's degree with 12 or more years' experience with training, technical assistance, marketing, public relations, advertising, promotion, or other communications methods.
  • Experience with supporting communication projects for US Government clients or health related non-profit organizations. Past experience working on communication projects for CDC and/or NIH a major plus.
  • Experience managing staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health communication and/or social marketing principles.
  • Demonstrated business development success.
  • Demonstrated proposal writing experience.
  • Strong program/project management skills, including financial oversight of projects.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and creatively.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.


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