Communications Associate, Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access

Job Description

*Please submit a cover letter with your application.

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access (CVIA) brings together our expertise across every stage of the long and complex process of vaccine research, development, and delivery to make lifesaving vaccines widely available to children and communities across the world. CVIA’s current portfolio encompasses more than two dozen vaccines either in development or already in use to protect against fifteen different diseases. Our focus is on vaccines to address the leading diseases that claim children’s lives worldwide: pneumonia, diarrheal disease, and malaria; as well as other global health priorities, such as polio and meningitis. We work in partnership with national health ministries, pharmaceutical manufacturers, donors, international financing and regulatory organizations, and many others. PATH has led numerous global partnerships, including the award-winning Meningitis Vaccine Project and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, which helped develop the first malaria vaccine candidate recommended for pilot implementation.

PATH is currently seeking a Communications Associate who will work across a variety of projects, specifically focused on social media and the development of communications messages and materials.


  • Develop and manage communication materials from concept to completion through research, writing, editing, and proofreading content – e.g. newsletters, fact sheets, messaging, briefs, infographics, videos, and project documentation such as presentations and reports.
  • Plan, draft, implement, and monitor social media content and campaigns with the goal of optimizing audience reach and engagement, including through social media advertising approaches. Use a strong understanding of various social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, to execute on strategies tailored to each platform.
  • Manage a strong web presence through consistent content creation and publishing on project websites and, including articles, blogs, social media channels, and e-newsletters.
  • Ensure accuracy, quality, and consistency across external communications materials. Adhere to communications policies and uphold PATH and project-specific look and feel, tone of voice, and overall positioning.
  • Identify innovative ways to reach and engage target audiences through creative multimedia content and visuals. This may include managing design projects (e.g. videos, graphics, data visualizations), partnering with consultants as needed.
  • Assist team members with communication resources for presentations, events, conferences, and stakeholder meetings.
  • Contribute to the implementation of global and country-specific communications strategies, as needed.
  • Liaise with PATH colleagues and external partners on key communications-related moments, events, and global campaigns such as World Immunization Week.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field, plus at least 3 years of professional writing and communications experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in social media and blog management.
  • Strong and creative writing skills, ability to translate technical content for general audiences; experience writing public health content preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Team-focused with the ability to interact with diverse colleagues and facilitate strong working relationships between partners.
  • Fluency in English verbal and written communications, including demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Experience working with global audiences preferred.
  • Willingness to travel, as needed.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

*Please submit a cover letter with your application.

*Candidates may be asked to engage in a writing exercise as part of the consideration process.

PATH is a diverse nonprofit organization that creates a culture of collaboration and partnership. Learn more about the impact you can make globally here.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and generous benefits. For candidates based in the U.S., the annual salary range for this position is $61,872-80,460. The final salary is based on a variety of objective factors.

PATH provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes 15 vacation, 10 holiday, 2 personal and 12 sick days per year; medical and dental plans; life insurance; disability and retirement benefits. For more details click here.

Hybrid Work

PATH operates within a hybrid workplace model unless otherwise noted. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA and Washington, DC.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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