Website Population Action International

Communications Manager

Washington, DC

About PAI

PAI is a nonprofit, civil society organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded almost 60 years ago. We work to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all people through U.S. and global advocacy, partnerships with multisectoral institutions and the funding of community-based organizations across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.


PAI envisions a world where all people can fully realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights to achieve health equity, economic well-being and gender equality. We believe that equitable progress for SRHR is central to achieving urgent and sustained gains for the health, equality and prosperity of women, youth and at-risk communities around the world.


PAI advocates on the global stage and works with policymakers in Washington, D.C. to drive supportive and expansive U.S. foreign aid and policy for sexual and reproductive health care. We also provide flexible funding and strategic and technical advocacy support to community-based, women-led, youth-led and youth-focused organizations in over 30 countries so local advocates can advance sexual and reproductive health investment and policy priorities in their own countries and communities.


PAI has embarked upon a new era of impact and excellence. We are committed to sharing our strengths, elevating the achievements of peer civil society organizations around the world, and using evidence, data and policy insights to hold U.S. and global decision-makers accountable.


In the face of ongoing threats to SRHR in the United States and around the world, PAI and our network of advocates are not only tackling these threats but also advancing an agenda for progress where rights can be respected and realized. We are excited to bring on new team members who are inspired by our mission and are committed to community-led advocacy, policy accountability and collective action to demand, protect and advance sexual and reproductive health care for all.


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About the Role

Under the direction of the strategic communications director, the communications manager supports the development and implementation of strategic communications planning and messaging, editorial management and digital communications and campaigns. The position also leads content review, production and promotion of PAI’s program, policy and advocacy publications, materials and events in support of PAI’s vision, mission and goals; and provides communications technical assistance to in-country partners. This position works with multidisciplinary teams, subject matter experts, PAI in-country partners and vendors to develop and improve content strategy to elevate PAI’s brand among funding sources, program partners, policymakers, key influencers and key stakeholders. This position supports and advances PAI’s external positioning and visibility of our mission, mandate and impact.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Assist with high-level strategic communications planning and lead the development and execution of campaigns and events within the department’s strategy.
Initiate and execute communications products to advance PAI and its network of partners’ external visibility in support of the strategic plan, which may include developing key messages, stories, visuals, event collateral and other content.
Contribute to writing PAI press releases, advisories, op-eds, blogs and other external-facing content, including technical pieces and general products that are more accessible to diverse audiences.
Develop and execute social media campaigns across multiple platforms and tracking metrics.
Manage web vendors and oversee the development of new sites, landing pages, web experiences and other platforms needed for projects.
Leverage and adapt research, tools and existing assets for new platforms, campaigns and audiences.
Provide technical assistance and organizational effectiveness trainings to funded partners on key communications topics as appropriate.
Assist with the strategic editorial calendar and identifying key moments to uplift PAI and its partners as leading voices within the sector.
Work with PAI’s Development department to execute online fundraising strategies, including email, social media and online advertising.
Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of full-time experience in communications and marketing.
Knowledge and ability to develop complex communications strategies and tasks and compare alternative courses of action and decision-making after considering the options.
Knowledge of social and digital content platform current best practices, technologies and creative standards, and experience with relevant tools preferred: Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects), Mailchimp, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, etc.
Exceptional writer and editor with the ability to develop messaging and deliver information to diverse audiences.
Ability to coordinate workflow to meet production deadlines and work in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines, with strong project and time management skills.
Ability to manage the work of others and establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues, partners and vendor employees.
Experience working with large coalitions and partner organizations.
Organized and efficient project manager with a knack for improving basic workflow systems.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and deal effectively with multiple time-sensitive priorities.
Ability to utilize data and tools for planning.
Creative and strategic thinker and anticipatory problem solver.
Demonstrated experience with applying policies, systems, and compliance in the context of program management and implementation.
Understanding of core social and economic constructs and how they impact health.
Fluency in English required.
Passion for issues related to women’s health, empowerment and rights highly desired.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is based in Washington, D.C., and the salary range for this role is $65,000-$85,000 USD, plus benefits. The final offer for a successful candidate will be determined by a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, education, and market considerations.

PAI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision care, a direct contribution 403(b) retirement plan, and a flexible spending account.

Other Information:

Please note that PAI is currently on a hybrid work schedule. Three days a week—Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays—are required in the PAI office during our established business hours, with two days working from home.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States and will be subject to a background check.

PAI believes it is strengthened by the diversity of its staff and welcomes such diversity, including race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, educational attainment, disability and veteran status. PAI welcomes applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds and experiences and strongly encourages people of color and persons with disabilities to apply. PAI actively cultivates an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity, and inclusion that it seeks to amplify in its work. PAI offers a flexible workplace and a competitive benefits package.

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