Careers at PHA

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is a dynamic, fast-growing organization serving pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, their family members and the medical community. Pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening illness described as high blood pressure in the lungs, affects people of all ethnic backgrounds and ages. PHA provides high level medical and patient education, raises awareness of PH in the general public and medical community, advocates for legislation, supports research, and helps patients connect with others to end their isolation.

We believe that anyone whose life has been touched by this difficult illness has the right to fight back as much as they are willing and able. We also believe that PHA has an obligation to create the environment that makes such involvement possible.


Office Administrator

GENERAL SUMMARY

This person in this position supports the PHA office by providing general office operations support to all staff. The Office Administrator coordinates several important office functions and interacts with both employees and community members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answer phones and address callers’ needs or route to appropriate staff member; route messages from general voicemail box
  • Greet and welcome guests visiting the PHA office
  • Prepare daily bank deposits and process credit cards and checks. Prepare batches for data entry
  • Open, sort and route mail and packages
  • Provide staff assistance with outgoing UPS, USPS, and FedEx mailings. Assist staff, as needed, in gathering materials to be shipped.
  • Order office supplies, demonstrating attention to fiscal responsibility
  • Explain office supply procedures and use of office equipment (phone system, copiers, fax and postage machines, etc.) to new employees
  • Maintain proper functioning of office equipment and contact equipment vendors when repairs are needed
  • Provide administrative support to program staff, which may include document creation, editing and mailings
  • Manage online store by fulfilling orders in a prompt manner, providing any assistance to customers, and updating online materials pages.
  • Manage requests for building management services
  • Set up for staff meetings, including: creating and distributing agendas and managing meeting requests
  • Manage technical side of employee meetings, including video set up, as needed
  • Act as back up to President’s Administrative Administrator
  • Notify security of guests visiting the office
  • Additional duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Prior administrative experience in an office setting strongly preferred, phone experience a plus
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to the Director of IT and Administration

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work and travel.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, résumé and salary expectations to Lauren Lefkowitz, Vice President, Human Resources & Training at HR@PHAssociation.org; include Office Administrator in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you, but no phone calls please.

DISCLAIMER

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is an equal opportunity employer. For more about PHA see: www.PHAssociation.org

back to top


Communications and Marketing Manager

GENERAL SUMMARY

PHA is seeking a Communications and Marketing Manager to join the Communications and Marketing department in creating material online and in print that represents PHA, our resources and our events to our community of patients, caregivers and medical professionals, and to the general public. The Communications and Marketing Manager will take a strategic role in promoting various programs and campaigns, including:

  • PHA’s International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions, a unique event that occurs every two years and brings together PH patients, caregivers and medical professionals to present information on all aspects of pulmonary hypertension
  • PH Professional Network Symposium, an event held every two years for nurses and allied health professionals working within the PH field
  • PHA on the Road: PH Patients & Families Education Forums, a series of one-day seminars held twice during conference years and four times during non-conference years
  • PH Awareness Month each November
  • World PH Day, annually on May 5
  • PHA’s public awareness campaign
  • Major milestone events such as PHA’s 25th anniversary in 2016
  • Other unscheduled news and social media opportunities and campaigns

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Social media and web writing

  • Develop traditional and social media and marketing tactics to support the organization’s strategic goals
  • Collaborate with teammates to identify and develop social media content that supports the Communications and Marketing department’s objectives
  • Write articles and contribute content to PHA’s news website/e-newsletter PHANews
  • Engage patients, caregivers and public in social media conversations and develop social commentary and content on a sustained basis
  • Use social media to engage media interest and develop media and other external relationships
  • Oversee day-to-day social media content calendar
  • Quickly assess and act upon opportunities presented in media and social platforms on a daily basis
  • Provide periodic reporting
  • Assist with ongoing revisions to PHA’s policies and guidelines for staff use and community engagement on social media

Event marketing and publications

  • Develop and coordinate the strategic integrated marketing plan for PHA’s educational events
  • Working with PHA’s Medical Services team, develop print marketing materials including save-the-date cards, registration brochures, program books, signage and other materials for PHA’s major meetings and education programs
  • Liaise with print vendors regarding the creation of publication materials for our various events
  • Assist with managing event web pages for Conference, PHA on the Road and the PH Professional Network Symposium
  • Help all PHA staff adhere to the organization’s branding guide and assist with updates to the guide as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some domestic travel is required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • 3-5 years’ experience in social media, media relations, and/ or marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of social media platforms, their functionalities and differences
  • Strong writer, preferably with healthcare-related experience
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Works quickly and effectively under deadline pressure
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Working knowledge of HTML and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of AP style preferred

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to Vice President, Communications and Marketing

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work and travel. Flexibility to cover social media needs during occasional evening and weekend hours required.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, résumé and salary expectations to Lauren Lefkowitz, Vice President, Human Resources & Training at HR@PHAssociation.org; include Communications and Marketing Manager in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you, but no phone calls please.

DISCLAIMER

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is an equal opportunity employer. For more about PHA see: www.PHAssociation.org

back to top


Online Education Associate

GENERAL SUMMARY POSITION

The Online Education Associate of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association is responsible for managing the online content of PHA Online University (www.PHAOnlineUniv.org), coordinating logistics for its courses and webinars, and devising its communication and marketing efforts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage PH medical education webinar and course projects through:
    • Coordinating teleconference calls, facilitating the ideas of authors within different subcommittees, and documenting minutes during teleconference or in-person meetings
    • Corresponding with medical writers, course authors, or webinar presenters
    • Collecting permissions to utilize medical images used in courses or webinars
    • Collecting project items in a timely manner
  • Engage in digital media efforts through:
    • Building educational content for courses and webinars utilizing CMS+ and Education Director (online content management systems)
    • Editing webinars and courses using Camtasia (movie editor software) and YouTube
    • Managing OU educational material on iTunes
    • Posting scientific session recordings from PHA’s two major conferences: PH Professional Network Symposium and PHA International Conference & Scientific Sessions
  • Obtain medical education accreditation associated with courses and webinars through ensuring all content adheres to policies and regulations of medical education accrediting institutions
  • Promote PH medical education material and events through devising and utilizing communication efforts, such as social media platforms and medical partner organizations
  • Analyze and report on web metrics using Google Analytics and Bit.ly
  • Generate regular online activity reports for vendors and Medical Education Funders
  • Advise constituents on questions related to their login and membership information

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a health science or communications discipline
  • Excellent organization and project management abilities; proficient writing and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate projects with medical professionals and medical writers
  • 1-2 years of integrated marketing or digital communications experience in an advocacy or corporate setting, including 1-2 years of hands-on communication and project planning and execution
  • Demonstration of resolving constituent inquiries in a professional manner
  • Experience using web analytics and content management systems
  • Experience working with medical education accreditation is helpful but not necessary
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of PHA, which is to ultimately find a cure for pulmonary hypertension

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to Senior Director of Medical Services

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work and travel.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, résumé and salary expectations to Lauren Lefkowitz, Vice President, Human Resources & Training at HR@PHAssociation.org; include Online Education Associate in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you, but no phone calls please.

DISCLAIMER

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is an equal opportunity employer. For more about PHA see: www.PHAssociation.org

back to top


Patient Education Associate

GENERAL SUMMARY

Provide and develop educational resources that provide patients and caregivers with information about pulmonary hypertension and its management. Coordinate patient-oriented text resources and webinars for PHA Classroom. Program patient educational content at PHA events such as PHA on the Road or PHA’s International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan Medically-Led Sessions at PHA’s International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions
  • Organize and manage Medically-Led Sessions committee, composed of medical professionals
  • Coordinate all patient education components of the PHA Medical Education Fund
    • Program lead for PHA on the Road, live in-person regional educational forums for patients and caregivers
    • Organize and manage PHA on the Road regional committees made up of medical professionals
    • Manage PHA Classroom, an e-learning portal with online educational resources targeted towards patients and caregivers
    • Coordinate live PHA Classroom e-learning webinars with medical presenters covering various topics valuable to patients living with PH
    • Create e-Learning guides covering various topics related to PH
  • Organize educational content and presenters for the American Thoracic Society International Conference’s Public Advisory Roundtable “Meet the Experts” Patient Day at the ATS International Conference
  • Coordinate the “Ask a PH Specialist” article for each issue of Pathlight, PHA’s quarterly magazine
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify patient needs and create appropriate resources to address those needs
  • Oversee patient-facing medical education content on PHA’s website
  • Assist with additional administrative responsibilities under the Medical Education Fund when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • 1-2 years professional experience
  • BS or BA in relevant field
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to simultaneously manage several projects
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, monitoring and evaluation

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to Senior Director of Medical Services
  • Helps to supervise Medical Services intern

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work and travel.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, résumé and salary expectations to Lauren Lefkowitz, Vice President, Human Resources & Training at HR@PHAssociation.org; include Patient Education Associate in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you, but no phone calls please.

DISCLAIMER

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is an equal opportunity employer. For more about PHA see: www.PHAssociation.org

back to top


Senior Manager, Meeting and Conference Planning

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Senior Manager, Meeting and Conference Planning oversees the department responsible for coordination of the logistics for both patient and medical professional focused educational events and PHA’s Board of Trustees and committee meetings. This position leads a team to coordinate the following PHA meetings:

  • PHA’s International PH Conference – PHA’s biennial International PH Conference brings together PH patients and caregivers with medical professionals who present information on all aspects of pulmonary hypertension – from diagnosis to treatment, and beyond. It also gives attendees opportunities to converse with others and share ideas for managing daily life with PH
  • PH Professional Network Symposium – The PH Professional Network (PHPN), with support from PHA, organizes this biennial Symposia targeted toward nurses and allied health professionals working within the PH field
  • PHA on the Road: PH Patients & Families Education Forum – These are regional one-day seminars that present information on both the medical and day-to-day issues of living with PH, along with the chance for patients and caregivers to meet others facing the same challenges. They are held twice during conference years and four times during non-conference years
  • Corporate Committee meetings
  • PHA Board of Trustees meetings
  • Scientific Leadership Council, PH Care Centers, and PH Professional Network Executive Committee meetings

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of two full time Meeting Planning Associates
  • Conduct site selection and negotiate contracts for all of PHA’s events
  • Create and manage event budgets, working with internal staff and external vendors
  • Travel and transportation coordination
  • Coordinate on-site meetings details including room sets and audiovisual; plan event menus
  • Oversee event sleeping room block, and overflow blocks for each event.
  • Back up the organization in the planning of other meetings and events, assisting where needed
  • Management of Conference Committees
  • Corporate/exhibitor coordination and management

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • A minimum of 3-5 years relevant professional experience; work in a project management role in a nonprofit a plus
  • Event planning experience required; experience planning educational events a plus
  • Experience with volunteer committee management; background with patient populations a plus
  • Competent technology skills, including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Raiser’s Edge
  • Understanding of marketing and promotional principles
  • Highly organized, goal-oriented and able to work on a deadline
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated and able to excel independently, as well as in collaborative settings
  • Prepared to work in a fast-paced, professional office setting
  • BA/BS required

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to PHA President and CEO
  • Supervises two Meeting Planning Associates

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires occasional weekend and/or evening work and domestic travel.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, résumé and salary expectations to Lauren Lefkowitz, Vice President, Human Resources & Training at HR@PHAssociation.org; include Senior Manager, Meeting and Conference Planning in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you, but no phone calls please.

DISCLAIMER

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is an equal opportunity employer. For more about PHA see: www.PHAssociation.org

back to top


The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is an equal-opportunity employer.

Questions or concerns? Please contact HR@PHAssociation.org.

Updated 8/31/2015

 

FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube

For optimal viewing of PHAssociation.org, please use a standards-compliant browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

The information provided on the PHA website is provided for general information only. It is not intended as legal, medical or other professional advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with your individual needs.

801 Roeder Road, Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910   Patient-to-Patient Support Line: 1-800-748-7274
Webmaster@PHAssociation.org
    Privacy Policy    Provide Feedback & Report Bugs

Designed by Matrix Group International, Inc.® | © 2015 Pulmonary Hypertension Association. All Rights Reserved.

NORD

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.