Vice President

Vice President
September 25, 2017 Ryan

Website jpahealthcomm JPA Health Communications

We seek a Vice President with 8-10 years of health communications experience, proven media and advocacy skills and strong writing ability. Must have pharma/biotech experience, including understanding of early to mid-stage companies, data releases, FDA approval process, etc. Applicant should be detail oriented, demonstrate critical thinking and have agency experience.


Manage several accounts, which may include: developing strategic plans, overseeing and drafting a wide range of written materials, coordinating events, maintaining client and stakeholder contact
Act as a liaison between client, outside vendors and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (i.e., media, advocates, medical experts, other interest groups)
Expertise telling complex scientific stories to multiple audiences, including writing clinical press releases, supporting medical meetings and communications around regulatory milestones
Supervise and develop staff on various account projects and activities
Manage and monitor budgets for accounts and projects
Foster new business opportunities and lead proposal development and pitches

Communications experience with proven media relations skills and strong writing ability
Pharma/biotech experience, including science communications and understanding of regulatory pathway
Understanding of the changing healthcare environment
Project management experience, demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and manage detailed budgets
Supervisory skills, with ability to manage and cultivate junior staff and effectively collaborate with subcontractors
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, oversee several tasks simultaneously and work both independently and as a team
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility and professional manner
Solid working knowledge of SharePoint and Microsoft Office Suite

Bachelor’s degree or higher
Substantial health communications experience

Travel may be required for this position (about 10% of time)

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