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HDA proudly supports a positive working environment for our staff that allows each individual (and department) to deliver high-quality services to our members, which represent the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals and other providers. Since 1876, HDA has helped our members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently.

HDA values its employees. As such we offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, with medical and dental insurance which includes dependent coverage as well as a FSA plan; a 401(k) plan with a generous match system; paid time off; flexible work hours and a convenient Arlington, Va., location close to the Ballston Metro. We have been named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for nine years.

JOB OPENINGS

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS

HDA, representing the nation’s healthcare distributors, seeks a Vice President, Communications, to join our growing team. 

This role reports to the Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, and serves as communications strategist and leader for HDA. You will be responsible for ensuring the effective utilization of media and public relations in support of HDA advocacy efforts and industry value positioning. This position also is responsible for HDA’s digital presence. 

Position responsibilities

  • Works with SVP to manage association’s strategic communications and marketing to promote the value of healthcare distribution industry and advance HDA’s advocacy agenda with media and policymakers.
  • Identifies ways to communicate the industry’s value proposition and create opportunities to increase visibility for member companies.
  • Implements public relations initiatives and campaigns as agreed to by the executive management team and members.
  • Cultivates and manages relationships with trade and national media. Coordinates interviews for HDA staff and members with the media and serves as spokesperson with trade media.
  • Develops and implements research programs to assess brand awareness, message effectiveness and audience impact.
  • Collaborates with HDA Foundation on promotion of studies and programs, and development of concepts for research projects that promote the value of distribution.
  • Oversees all aspects of HDA’s web properties (hda.org, healthdelivered.org) related to content and external positioning as well as oversight of social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter (@HDAconnect).

Qualifications  

  • College degree (BA or BS) in public relations, communications or journalism. 
  • Ten years progressively responsible experience, with focus on management experience in public relations, marketing and communications. Healthcare or distribution-related experience highly desirable.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management and members.
  • Knowledge of legislative process and experience in advocating legislative positions
  • Knowledge of the systems and procedures involved in operating effective public relations and marketing campaigns.
  • Expertise in digital publishing, software and concepts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with all levels of association staff, vendors, members, and other individuals.

Contact

First impressions matter in our hiring process, so please email a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and salary requirements, along with your resume, to HRQ4@hda.org

HDA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths, and seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff. We encourage candidates from various backgrounds to apply.

Manager, Digital Communications

HDA, representing the nation’s healthcare distributors, seeks a Manager, Digital Communications, to join our growing team. 

This role is responsible for the strategic oversight, content and execution of HDA’s digital strategy that includes the organization’s website and social media platforms. You will manage the integration and coordination between existing digital platforms to effectively deploy these assets. 

Position responsibilities

  • Serves as primary content director and strategist for website and social media platforms to ensure that they are effectively advancing HDA’s advocacy agenda, the industry’s value proposition as well as educational programs and products.
  • Coordinates with the VP of Communications to develop and implement strategies that build and strengthen HDA’s brand in the digital space.
  • Manages and maintains the HDA web properties (hda.orghealthdelivered.org), as well as LinkedIn and Twitter (@HDAconnect). 
  • Monitors social media and advances HDA’s strategic priorities of increasing awareness and engagement with external stakeholders and amplifying the external positioning of members.
  • Consistently gains knowledge about the industry to effectively communicate through all platforms, including the use of digital advertising and promotion, and novel multimedia modes of delivery.
  • Identifies target audiences, tone and purpose of each channel.
  • Monitors and analyzes site traffic and engagement data to optimize impact.
  • Performs other additional job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications  

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or Public Relations. 
  • Proven work experience (3-5 years) in digital marketing with thorough understanding of the ever-changing digital landscape.
  • Previous experience with website management preferred.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of association staff and members.
  • Strong multimedia skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to organize, schedule and track projects through all stages of production.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Contact

First impressions matter in our hiring process, so please email a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and salary requirements, along with your resume, to HRQ1@hda.org

HDA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths, and seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff. We encourage candidates from various backgrounds to apply.


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