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Job Opportunities

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Communications and Outreach Associate


Hesperian Health Guides seeks a Communications and Outreach Associate to strengthen and integrate our communications and outreach to donors, customers, web users, and other organizational contacts.  The Communications and Outreach Associate is responsible for day-to-day coordination of Hesperian’s online promotions, mass email communications, and social media campaigns, and participates actively in the planning of campaigns and development of new outreach and communications strategies. The Associate works closely with our Manager of Individual Giving and Marketing Manager.

Our ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, creative problem-solver with prior experience in marketing and/or development communications and outreach. We are looking for a team player who is passionate about Hesperian’s work, has demonstrated comfort and skills engaging with data and database systems, and has good oral and written communication skills. This is a position with great growth opportunities for a successful candidate. This is a full-time position based in Berkeley, California.

Core responsibilities:

  • Coordinate scheduling, planning, set-up and sending of weekly mass emails.
  • Develop and manage segmented contact lists through internal and external systems.
  • Assist in planning and implementing online promotion for targeted campaigns by coordinating with design team, drafting promotional content, and sharing content through a variety of platforms.
  • Collect and monitor engagement data and conduct analysis of engagement and response. Contribute to the development of new campaigns and a robust outreach and communication strategy.
  • Support development and upkeep of Hesperian website.
  • Participate in the development of outreach materials for print and web distribution.
  • Assist in planning events and exhibiting at conferences. Occasionally represent the organization at conferences and other events.

The Communications and Outreach Associate supervises the work of several interns and volunteers.


The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Strong detail orientation
  • Proven comfort and skill with databases and excel
  • Experience with mass email providers, and/or familiarity with WordPress and html a plus
  • Prior experience with communications and social marketing
  • Creative problem-solving and strong organizational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage while carrying out multiple tasks. Proven success at managing multiple projects and relationships
  • Experience living overseas and/or interest in global health a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Commitment to promoting social justice, especially the right of all people to good health

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: This is a full time position. Starting salary is $39,000 to $42,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision care.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Hesperian, ATTN: Communications and Outreach Associate.  Email: [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

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].