Communications Manager
Job Details
American Psychiatric Association HQ - Washington, DC
4 Year Degree

The Communications Manager will execute day-to-day communications activities for the Foundation as well as support external communications efforts for the Association. We are seeking a team member who is flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with performing a broad range of communications activities. The Communications Manager will report to the APA Chief of Communications.



  • Implement communications campaigns and strategies for Foundation programs and initiatives and monitor their success
  • Write, edit, and support the implementation of ongoing Foundation and Association communications in the form of website content, blogs, events, press releases, newsletters, social media, podcasts, PSAs, development solicitations, and program marketing materials
  • Develop and manage the Foundations editorial calendar and oversee the creation of its marketing and communications collateral to ensure consistency with the organization's brand
  • Help tell the stories of Foundation grantees and other organizational and community partners, and highlight their efforts to advance mental health and health equity
  • Reach out to influencers, media and beyond to amplify Foundation and Association message placement on a local, national, and global level




  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or equivalent with minimum of three years combined related experience
  • Ability to authentically connect the APA and APA Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience managing organizational social media accounts and websites
  • Creativity and imagination for how to effectively frame ideas, develop stories, and synthesize complex issues in a way that appeals to a diversity of audiences
  • Project management experience, specifically the ability to carry out complex work independently or in collaboration with colleagues, partners, and grantees
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), Adobe (Acrobat) and the ability to adapt to new and emerging technologies

EOE, including disability/vets