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Communications Specialist, Community Engagement

Company: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a leading healthcare nonprofit organization like no other. For decades, we have been taking major steps and pioneering new ways to advance the mission to find a cure for cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care. We are the global leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis and nearly every CF drug and therapy available today was made possible because of CF Foundation support. We did this not only for the close to 40,000 people living in the U.S. with CF - and the estimated 105,000 people worldwide - but for the people with CF and families who have worked tirelessly to support the mission. These achievements have required dedication and unwavering commitment from a talented team of CF Foundation employees. We promote an environment that attracts -- and retains -- a diverse group of talented people who are passionate about eradicating this disease . Join us and you will join an amazing team, devoted to our community, and our mission. Position DescriptionThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values. These core values are the pillars on which the CF Foundation stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.

  • Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
  • Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Stronger together: We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
  • Innovate with courage: We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
  • Care about our people: We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.We are a nonprofit, donor-supported organization that has raised and invested billions of dollars to help develop cystic fibrosis therapies that have changed the lives of people with this disease. Nearly every CF medicine available today was made possible because of Foundation support.POSITION SUMMARY:The Community Engagement Specialist liaises with the Community Engagement and Volunteer Engagement teams on communications plans and develops and executes strategies that achieve the engagement goals of the CF Foundation. This position works closely with the Director of Community Engagement to create awareness of and participation/utilization across Foundation programs and services and helps to amplify the stories of the CF community by managing the CF Community Blog.The Community Engagement Specialist ultimately acts as a connector between communications, programs, and CF community members with a strong focus on collaboration and storytelling.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Develop communications and marketing plans for assigned programs and efforts.
    • Write compelling marketing content and messaging materials.
    • Manage the CF Community blog, including a team of writers and editors.
    • Project manage campaigns that meet the strategic goals of community engagement communications.
    • Capture community members' stories to support marketing and engagement goals.
    • Special projects as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
      • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience.
      • Minimum two years of relevant professional experience.
      • Excellent writing and editing skills.
      • Strong organizational skills, ability to successfully manage multiple requests and competing deadlines.
      • Curious self-starter; highly collaborative, proactive and resourceful, with problem-solving skills.
      • Love of proactive community engagement and relationship building.
      • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and articulate in sharing ideas.
      • Bi-lingual, English and Spanish desired.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
        • Reports to the Communication Director, Community Engagement. No direct reports.WORKING CONDITIONS:
          • Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature.
          • No heavy lifting required.
          • Minimal travel to conferences and meetings, as necessary.The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.Total Rewards: The CF Foundation is committed to offering competitive compensation (base pay and incentive), benefits, and professional development opportunities that maximize our ability to recruit, retain, reward, and motivate a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; generous time-off and leave policies; a holistic well-being program; health savings and flexible spending accounts; employer-provided life and disability insurance; retirement savings benefits; and a variety of work-life benefits to support employees and their family members.The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.Reasonable Accommodations: The CF Foundation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda , Communications Specialist, Community Engagement, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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