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Public Relations Manager

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Who we are:

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care by supporting the entire spectrum of medical education, medical research, and patient care conducted by our member institutions. We are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our goal to improve the health of all. The AAMC strives to make a positive impact not only in your career, but in your life. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which features:

  • Significant employer 403(b) contribution
  • Public transportation subsidy
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program that includes: discounted gym membership, onsite yoga and sponsored sports teams

Why us, why now?

As the Public Relations Manager at the AAMC, you will work with the Director of Public Relations and Member Communications to develop and implement the AAMC’s public relations initiatives and to advance the association’s media relations outreach activities. You will collaborate closely with the media relations team to provide strategy and guidance on media inquiries and targeted media outreach. This position also assists with external events and partnerships, as well as development of crisis communications strategy and response across AAMC mission areas and service programs.

How will you make an impact?

Public Relations

  • Develop, implement, and manage public relations campaigns to support the AAMC’s strategic communications objectives, including education and awareness campaigns, release of new publications and data reports, announcements, and more. Coordinate with colleagues across Communications department to collaborate on content strategy and planning.
  • Develop content to support AAMC initiatives, including press releases, fact sheets, key messages, and other materials.

Media Relations

  • Work with media relations team members to develop and execute a reactive and proactive media relations strategy. Foster relationships with health and policy media though regular outreach and convening briefings or editorial board meetings with AAMC staff.
  • Provide guidance on response strategy for daily media inquiries, including finding opportunities to respond or communicate our policy position on key issues in the media. Draft and edit written comments, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
  • Assist in managing the AAMC’s media partnerships and sponsored events, including working with vendors and consultants, event and logistics management for policy briefings, festivals, and events, and other related responsibilities.

Crisis Communications

  • Crisis Response : Collaborate with colleagues across the AAMC to develop response strategy and messaging in the event of an emerging crisis.
  • Crisis Management and Preparation : Work with leadership to develop crisis communications and reputation management plans and strategy in preparation for new product launches, data transfers, sensitive announcements or policy decisions, etc.

What will you bring to the role?

  • Bachelor's degree required, plus 8 years of relevant experience in public relations, media relations, or strategic communications.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing public relations and strategic communications campaigns (crisis management experience a plus).
  • Strong media background and experience working with local trade and national media, including knowledge of health and policy issues.

If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative​​ Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The AAMC’s strong sense of community and professionalism fosters an environment that supports the career and personal goals of its staff. Through development opportunities, employee support and activity groups, and other resources, employees can work in an environment where innovation and new ideas are encouraged. The AAMC serves a vital purpose as the nation’s voice for America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. These institutions play a crucial role in our nation’s health care by training the next generation of doctors, discovering new medical knowledge, and providing superior clinical care. The work of the AAMC and its employees supports our member institutions and constituents


655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Washington, DC


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