HIRING! Communication and Public Relations Coordinator EcoHealth Alliance

EcoHealth Alliance 

MISSION: EcoHealth Alliance develops science-based solutions to prevent pandemics and promote conservation. Working in the U.S. and more than 30 countries worldwide, EcoHealth Alliance’s programs are founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, and policy initiatives.


EcoHealth Alliance seeks a Communications & Public Relations Coordinator who will ensure EcoHealth Alliance’s positive footprint on the global stage by overseeing communications across a wide array of media, and proactively overseeing relations with donors, policymakers and other stakeholders.

The Communications & Public Relations Coordinator will work closely with the President, the Executive Team, senior science staff, the Board, and institutional partners, to set and execute strategy including social media management, digital fundraising, website management, blogging, and special events. The position is responsible for ensuring overall branding integrity and marketing materials across the organization, and proactively monitoring policy measures of relevance to EcoHealth Alliance.

This position requires strong organizational skills, a keen eye for design, excellent written and oral communication skills, content development and social media expertise, and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task in an exciting and fast-paced environment. It also requires a deep understanding of how science is portrayed by the media, and experience working with journalists who actively report on emerging diseases, One Health and conservation science and policy.


  • Maintain and develop press contacts and place stories with the appropriate outlets
  • Own and manage communication channels and social media content strategy and campaigns
  • Maintain EcoHealth Alliance’s brand integrity including logo and talking points
  • Lead on design, writing, and editing of public-facing communications including website, reports, appeals and other communications, blogs, and other social media
  • Manage EcoHealth Alliance’s website from design, through writing content, creating blogs, to tracking and optimizing web traffic
  • Provide visual or textual reports to president and management teams describing effectiveness of social media, and other campaigns, events, and outreach
  • Optimize processes from content development to posting through WordPress
  • Analyze and manage policy outreach in Washington DC; track policy initiatives of relevance to mission
  • Work with traveling science teams and partners to collect and manage image, video content
  • Draft copy and lead on layout for annual reports, campaigns, board meetings etc.
  • Work with organizers, board, and president to organize fundraising activities including annual benefit, bi-annual appeals, donor updates, and other events or board related activities
  • Participate in other projects and tasks as required or assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public relations, Communications or other relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a non-profit, with policy outreach, or as a journalist a plus.
  • Passion for the social media industry and desire to be at the forefront
  • Computer literate and with experience in graphic and web design software
  • Strong skills in email marketing software, content management systems (WordPress or other), social media applications, and other relevant software or interfaces
  • Experience with Google Analytics and ability to adjust the content strategy based on data
  • Proven track record for increasing followers and engagement
  • A strong eye for detail and copyediting with demonstrated writing ability and creativity in social media and text and with developing web content and strategies
  • Must be self-driven, highly motivated, organized, and able to work independently and efficiently
  • High level of interpersonal skills. Position requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy, as well as a good sense of humor
  • Cultural sensitivity and willingness to adjust working schedule according to international time zones
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English
  • Interest or experience in One Health, public health, or conservation a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62009742
  • Location:
    New York City, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
  • Company Name: EcoHealth Alliance
  • Industry: Nonprofit/Association
  • Job Function: Public Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $70,000.00 – $85,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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At EcoHealth Alliance, our vision is a workplace with a diverse and talented staff where people want to come, to stay, do their best work, and grow. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote our staff without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or socioeconomic status. This position is based at EcoHealth Alliance in New York City and will entail extensive domestic and international travel. EcoHealth Alliance offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is proud and deeply committed to being an equal opportunity employer.


Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with “2022 COM PR COORD JOB APPLICATION” in the subject line. If you would like to be considered for more than one job position, please indicate that in your cover letter and list your order of preference. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be reviewed. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.