Communications Associate

Posting Number: #1839

Position Title: Communications Associate

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote, USA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-Profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.



Rise Up works to advance gender equity and justice in education, health, and economic opportunity by partnering with visionary local leaders around the world. We build power with women, girls, and their allies by providing training, funding, and connection to a global network to help them achieve meaningful, lasting change. Rise Up, based at the Public Health Institute, works with leaders in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States to create a future where all people can thrive. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of 800 leaders has successfully advocated for over 185 new and improved laws and policies, positively impacting more than 160 million people around the world.

Rise Up is at an exciting time of growth and expansion. As a new member of Rise Up’s diverse team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our organization’s voice and digital strategy and raise awareness about the importance of advancing gender equity globally.


Position Summary

Rise Up seeks a Communications Associate to join our communications team and develop creative and engaging content to grow our audiences and raise visibility of the impact of our global programming through social media and Rise Up’s website. The Communications Associate must have a demonstrated interest and passion for social media to raise awareness of Rise Up and strengthen audience engagement across platforms, including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, X, and LinkedIn.

This is a remote time-limited position that is expected to end on October 1, 2024, with the potential for an extension. It can be full-time (40 hours/week, 100% FTE) or part-time (at least 30 hours/week, 75% FTE). The FTE will be determined upon hire. Candidates based in the San Francisco Bay Area are preferred.

Full pay range for this position: $27.57 to $39.31 per hour. The typical hiring range for this position is from $27.57 (minimum) to $33.44 (midpoint) per hour. The starting wage is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Social Media (60%)

  • Strategize, draft, and curate content to help Rise Up build support and visibility on social media channels, including X, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Manage all aspects of social media accounts, including scheduling all social posts, and engaging on social platforms through retweets, comments, and active monitoring.
  • Create text and design graphic posts for social media channels highlighting Leader stories, programmatic and fundraising successes, and updates in alignment with our communications and development strategies.
  • Create social media toolkits and resources to help stakeholders (such as institutional funders and corporate partners) share our work to grow our audiences.
  • Research and produce effective ways to reach audiences, including but not limited to short-form video content production.
  • Research and produce paid social media ads for audience engagement and visibility.
  • Research social media influencers for strategic outreach and partnerships.
  • Utilize best practices and trends to achieve successful engagement results.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Website and Digital Communications (30%)

  • Maintain Rise Up WordPress website  and make edits as requested.
  • Publish blogs, updates, and announcements on WordPress website.
  • Serve as point person for website troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Produce ideas for newsletter stories, campaigns, and blogs.
  • Collect and analyze data to monitor and improve the effectiveness of communications by compiling digital analytics (social media and website).
  • Conduct in-depth research of digital outlets (such as blogs, newsletters, and other digital publications) for outreach.

Programmatic Communications (10%)

  • Provide editing and copywriting support for Rise Up programs team, including on program launch materials and program impact.
  • Support Rise Up Leaders to amplify their voices and leverage and respond to communications and development opportunities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of full-time equivalent professional communications experience (including writing and editing).
  • Associate’s degree is required, or you can substitute with two additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • 3 years of relevant communications experience preferred.
  • Experience at a nonprofit, social justice organization, or foundation preferred.
  • Relevant digital communications experience, specifically with social media coordination (X, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn) and WordPress website maintenance/support.
  • Experience creating content for a variety of social media platforms (including videos and reels).
  • Graphic design skills / experience in Canva.
  • Experience creating and monitoring digital ads.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Deep commitment to advancing gender equity globally.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Experience with Salesforce desired.
  • Spanish language proficiency desired.
  • Photo and video editing experience is a plus.


Important Information

  • To apply, please submit the following with your application:
  1. A resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position.
  2. A short writing sample, such as a feature blog post or 2-3 social media posts written by you in a professional communications role (previous internships included).



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.


Rise Up is committed to advancing social, gender, and racial justice. We value having a team that brings a wide range of perspectives and identities including ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, language, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and abilities. We believe that the lived experiences of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions. As such, we especially seek applications from people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, transgender, gender nonconforming, LGBQ+, and people living with disabilities.   


EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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