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Job Opportunities

Hesperian also has many opportunities for volunteering. To learn about our available volunteer positions, please visit our Volunteer page.

Executive/Administrative Assistant

 

Hesperian Health Guides seeks a full-time Executive/Administrative Assistant, to provide support to the Executive Director, Business Manager and several of our projects. This is an entry level position with space for growth for someone who is passionate about social justice and believes in the right to health for all.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to Executive Director, including managing day to day calendar and scheduling appointments, communications with partners and other relations
  • Assist ED in scheduling, organizing, and documenting Staff and Board meetings
  • Assist ED and other staff in preparing travel and presentations for conferences and other events
  • General public relations including manage correspondence and requests for information
  • Participate actively in Hesperian’s staff meetings and organizational planning processes
  • Special projects as needed – valuing your skill set, and your interests
  • Manage recruitment and orientations for new staff, work study students, interns, and volunteers
  • Coordinate and support small events and meetings
  • Support the Business Manager in monitoring and maintaining administrative functions of the office, including fulfillment (book sales), supply acquisition and similar
  • Trouble shooting problems with office equipment
  • Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to social and economic justice; interest or background in public health is greatly valued
  • Highly organized
  • Able to work both collaboratively and with little supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent orientation to detail and ability to shift priorities quickly
  • Strong follow-through skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Friendly, responsible, timely and reliable
  • A sense of humor, positive attitude, resourcefulness
  • French or Spanish language skills preferred
  • Excellent ability to communicate with staff, Board members, volunteers and Hesperian supporters
  • Computer skills with experience in MS Office, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive

Compensation & benefits:
Starting salary is $39,000 to $43,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits include vacation, medical, dental, and vision care. Hesperian has a family-friendly, flexible workplace.

To apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to: Hesperian, ATTN: Executive / Project Assistant. Email: [email protected] No phone calls, please.

Hesperian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Hesperian policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed or religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

 

Marketing Program Manager – Nonprofit

 

Position Overview:


Hesperian seeks a full-time Marketing Manager, responsible for increasing the visibility, sales, and brand-awareness of Hesperian’s suite of print, digital, and mobile health products grounded in social justice. We are looking for a creative and strategic thinker to lead the design, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of marketing campaigns to increase our sales, visibility metrics, and overall impact. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who believes that achieving health is a political struggle and sees marketing as a means to increase revenue to sustain our work and ensure that millions of people have access to vital health information. We seek a candidate with proven experience, who is mission-driven and passionate about the right to health for all.

Primary duties include:

  • Design, plan, and implement product marketing campaigns, both short- and long-term, to generate visibility, sales and uptake of our print and e-books, free digital resources, and free multilingual mobile apps.
  • Track traffic and impact, and use data and analytics to inform decisions and improve results.
  • Plan, write, and publish weekly mass email communications as well as other public-facing content.
  • Lead the social media department, increasing output and engagement across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms.
  • Develop and publish content on Hesperian’s website.
  • Develop promotional materials including social media graphics, videos, press releases, ads, collateral materials for conferences, etc. with the support of our graphic design team.
  • This position participates in the Management Team, which defines, plans, and tracks the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Be the lead in the on-going exploration and evaluation of Hesperian’s evolving business model
  • Develop new revenue streams.
  • Coordinate with and/or supervise staff, contractors, volunteers, work-study students, and interns.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Commitment to social justice and global health, as described in the mission of the organization.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in marketing, publicity, outreach, or communications in the nonprofit sector. Social media marketing experience is a requirement.
  • Strong planning and project management skills, ability to manage multi-faceted projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement product marketing campaigns.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, especially of promotional materials.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines, and adjust to shifting demands and priorities.
  • Availability for occasional travel to represent Hesperian at conferences and meetings.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Hesperian’s work.
  • Spanish or French language proficiency a plus.

Compensation & benefits:
Starting salary is $60,000 to $70,000 depending on experience.  Excellent benefits include vacation, medical, dental, and vision care.

To apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to: Hesperian, ATTN: Marketing Manager. Email: [email protected] No phone calls, please.

Hesperian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Hesperian policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed or religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Work Study Opportunities

Paid work-study opportunities are available. If you are a UC Berkeley student, please visit the work-study website for a listing of open positions. If you are a student at another institution and are interested in work-study opportunities, please email us at [email protected].