Director, External Communications
Based in Washington DC, or Remote work within the US
Less than 10% international travel
Eligible for Work From Almost Anywhere Status
Reports to VP Global Fundraising & Communications
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is a leading non-profit Global Health organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
PSI’s External Communications department positions the organization as a thought-leader and development NGO of the future. The priority audiences for PSI outreach include:
· The donors, who are critical to ensuring PSI’s ability to scale consumer-powered healthcare
· The peers and partners who help us pursue our mission and deliver results
· The 8,000 passionate professionals across the world who comprise the PSI team
The Director, EC will be responsible for:
Corporate Communications. Leading a team of talented, multi-disciplinary communications professionals, the Director will oversee the development and implementation of PSI’s communications strategy, including organizational messaging and positioning, public relations/earned media, owned media (in particular, Impact magazine), social media community management, email marketing, event support, website content, thought leadership, and collateral material development.
Practice Communications. The Director will manage the Head of Practice Communications. Together, the team will work with technical leadership in priority areas (e.g. Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Malaria) to create communications workplans, develop templates and tools, and help to build communications capacity.
Internal communications. The Director will identify and manage the most efficient platforms and tools to provide PSI’s 8,000 person staff with regular, meaningful and consistent information about activity across the organization. Coordinating closely with the Chief of Staff to the CEO, the Director will support two-way communication between senior leadership and staff.
Creative Services. The Director will oversee PSI’s brand and aesthetic identity. All strategic graphic design of digital and print materials, including technical and marketing materials will be led by the Director and supported by the current, three-person design team.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.