The Project Communication Support Specialist will divide their time between providing project and administrative support to the Project Director, Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge and day-to–day oversight of all Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge communications— including, but not limited to, correspondence with project partners and awardees and managing the project website, social media and editorial copy. This position will also be the “eyes and ears” of the project to stay up-to-date on relevant advances in the field and new resources to support awardees of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The position is grant funded and guaranteed for one year with a likely extension based on funding and performance.
Project Support - Schedule and coordinate meetings with the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge partners, grantees, and Advisory Council. Participate in regular partner calls and grantee meetings, providing updates, guidance and technical assistance to support grantee communications activities when relevant. Assist in identifying speakers, topics and resources to support project technical assistance efforts. Take and disseminate notes from internal and external meetings. Communications Content Management - Serve as first point of contact for healthiestcities.org web content and other communications activities, both external and internal to the project team, and coordinate with APHA staff & partners on content development. Update, identify and develop web-based content for the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge website, blogs, podcasts, newsletters and other communication vehicles. Assist in development and dissemination of all project communications, including editorial copy and social media posts. Create graphics and ads as needed. Regularly track website engagement metrics. General Administrative Support - Maintain Challenge email account and respond to inquiries. Travel to APHA Annual Meeting or other meetings as necessary to represent the Challenge team and to identify new information and resources pertinent to the Challenge and participating communities. Maintain grantee contact list. Complete other administrative duties as assigned.