Communications Manager, North America


10 Sep 2023


Full Time


8 years

Position Title: Communications Manager, North America

Location: Canada preferred, major cities in the US will also be considered

Reports to: North America Director

Hours per week (average): 40 (full time)

Our Vision and Mission – WomenLift Health is committed to expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. We envision a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes.

Our Work – Established in 2019, we work to advance equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. This includes a “Leadership Journey,” which focuses on giving mid-career women the tools, along with peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership for impact. It includes pushing conversations and partnerships with health institutions, taking steps to prioritize gender equality. It also includes driving a global conversation about the importance of women’s leadership, amplifying the voices of national and global health leaders including at our annual conference, Women Leaders in Global Health.

Our Culture and Values – We are building a diverse, entrepreneurial team of people who bring unique cultural and technical perspectives and experiences. We welcome results-oriented problem-solvers of any nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. We are a growing organization that is committed to building a culture with our partners that values:

  • Collaborative leadership that celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences and ensures everyone contributes to their full potential.
  • Partnership grounded in humility, respect, empathy, and inclusion.
  • Transformative change based upon bold, strategic thinking combined with adaptability and pragmatic action.
  • Spirit of learning that ensures we are open, forward-looking, constructive, and committed to growing collectively and individually.
  • Achieving impact by improving global health and gender equality.

Position Summary

WomenLift Health is seeking an experienced, innovative, and dynamic individual to manage communications efforts for the North America regional hub which serves women leaders in global health in the United States and Canada. The incumbent will work under the guidance of the North America (NA) Director and in close coordination with NA hub and cross-regional communications teammates. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to think strategically, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with their experience demonstrating the communications judgment/acumen commensurate with the responsibilities of this position. Their primary responsibility will be to generate a tailored communications and engagement strategy for the North America hub in alignment with cross-regional standards and manage day-to-day communications needs. This individual must thrive in an entrepreneurial, cross-cultural, mission driven, and creative work environment, be a self-starter and be a passionate change agent for advancing women’s leadership in health. 

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Lead the development of WomenLift Health’s communications strategy for the North America hub.
  • Work with North America and cross-regional communications teammates to operationalize and execute the communications strategy once developed.
  • Work closely with the North America Director and hub team to amplify the North America cohort, alumnae community, and senior leaders engaged in Institutional Influence activities.
  • Contribute to thought leadership by identifying and crafting compelling stories and disseminating learnings about leadership, gender equality and health relevant to a global health audience.
  • Independently and in collaboration with key partners where applicable, organize and coordinate speaker series and other relevant events virtually/in-person that amplify the NA alumnae community, cohort members, and senior leaders in the hub.
  • Identify new partners for engaging with the NA alumnae community and contribute to the design and implementation of internal NA alumnae events, trainings, and other offerings.
  • Write and facilitate the publication of blogs and op-eds with the aim of raising NA visibility.
  • Identify and support opportunities to amplify the voices and visibility of NA alumnae through speaking engagements and media appearances.
  • Contribute to content creation for the WomenLift Health website, with regular updates on key milestones, ensuring consistent messaging and fresh material for enhanced engagement.
  • Develop and implement strategic communications plan for priority moments; Support content creation for social media platforms for the NA hub Director and teammates who are active on digital platforms.
  • Work with graphic designers, videographers, and other specialists to implement the design and delivery of engaging text, image and light video content for digital channels
  • As we grow, contribute to the overarching communications strategy for WomenLift Health which includes amplifying content that builds and reinforces our values, and drives positive stakeholder engagement through but not limited to our Website, social media channels and mailing lists.
  • Contribute to the creation of best practices for content delivery; develop content that supports larger campaigns and communications objectives at WomenLift Health.
  • Explore, develop new channels, content, and experiences that help us reach our communications goals.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Degree in Communications, Media, Journalism, Public Policy/advocacy, or related field
  • 8+ years’ experience in communication for nonprofit, media, academic, or research organizations
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and creative management skills, and mastery of key principles for communicating information with accuracy, in ways that non-technical audiences can understand
  • Strong aesthetic sense and aptitude for visual and interactive content creation in addition to text-based content
  • Familiarity with content creation tools (Adobe suite, Canva, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills including attention to detail and ability to effectively multi-task with a willingness to perform a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests
  • Proactive, self-starter able to work independently 
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • May require up to 10% travel
  • Available for 6AM calls twice a week if you are in the Pacific time zone

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Experience and a passion for gender equality and advancing women’s leadership in health.
  • Additional language, Spanish or French preferred, but not required

How to Apply

To apply, submit resume and cover letter through Jobsoid link.  As part of the application packet, you will be asked to submit a) your resume, b) cover letter detailing why you are interested and a good fit for the role, c) list of 3 references, and d) 2 writing samples.


Comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401K contributions, pretax transportation benefits, and paid holidays vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

Hiring Statement

WomenLift Health is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

This position will be hired through a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) such as Safeguard.