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Job Opportunity
Communications Designer

Seeking a creative Communications Designer to develop visually engaging materials, manage content and social media, and support public health communication efforts.

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June 20, 2024

A t Healthy Teen Network, we believe that every young person has a right to be who they are and love who they love. We connect the professionals and caring adults to the opportunities and resources they need. When professionals have the support they need, adolescents get the honest, affirming care and education they deserve. We make that happen.

Healthy Teen Network promotes better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. Since 1979, we have been building the capacity of professionals and organizations to provide all adolescents and young adults with the care and education necessary to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. We are the leading national membership organization (501c3) for adolescent sexual and reproductive health professionals and organizations.

Healthy Teen Network is seeking a talented and creative Communications Designer to join our team. The Communications Designer will be responsible for developing visually engaging and effective communication materials that support the organization’s mission and objectives.

Key Responsibilities

To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

  • Ensure consistency and adherence to the organization’s branding guidelines across all communication materials.
  • Coordinate the schedule and content development of the Healthy Teen Network weekly blog among staff and external partners; develop and refine content; and publish, share, and report on posts.
  • Create and share resources in a variety of formats (e.g., videos, stories, tool kits) to articulate public health information and make it relevant and impactful for diverse audiences.
  • Obtain a deep understanding of the needs and priorities of key audiences (e.g., direct service providers, program managers, health educators, parents, young people).
  • Collaborate to apply principles of Human-Centered Design to ensure messages and resources are created with the end-user in mind.
  • Collaborate to identify and select the appropriate format, or medium (e.g., tip sheets, podcasts, guides, videos) to deliver messages to diverse audiences.
  • Conceptualize, develop, and refine graphic design for webpages, resources, graphics, and assets.
  • Collaborate to develop and maintain organizational and project websites.
  • Collaborate to plan, design, execute, and report on social media marketing campaigns and recruitment efforts, utilizing visual and communication design principles.
  • Facilitate audience interactions and engagement across social media channels.
  • Support evaluation of resources and dissemination methods; compile analytics and user feedback; and collaborate to identify innovative approaches to improve content and dissemination strategy.
  • Represent Healthy Teen Network at conferences and other events to support dissemination and organization visibility; collaborate to develop and facilitate presentations and exhibits.
  • Support the design, development, and implementation of training, technical assistance, and workshops, to build capacity of the field.
  • Contribute to writing reports, manuscripts, and proposals.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of the Healthy Teen Network national conference.

Education and Experience

  • 2-4 years of experience in a communication role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Experience with website platforms (WordPress preferred).
  • Proficiency in graphic design tools and content creation software (including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
  • Familiarity with content and campaign development and optimization across social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing for a variety of mediums, including email marketing, social media, and blogs.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred.


Healthy Teen Network offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage; a 401K plan; and generous Federal holidays and vacation and sick leave. This position is considered an exempt employee. Salary range is $48,000-53,000.


This is a remote position. This position will be required to attend occasional meetings, conferences, and other events, located in Maryland, Washington, DC, and other locations across the United States.

Core Work Hours

Healthy Teen Network has a 35-hour work week. Staff schedules may vary, but all staff are expected to be available during core work hours. Core work hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET, Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 AM to 2:00 pm ET, Friday. During this time frame, employees are expected to be available for meetings and other collaborative activities. Core work hours facilitate coordination and collaboration among team members, as we work across time zones and allow for flexible schedules.

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and all applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on July 14, 2024. Interviews will take place July 29 – August 6, 2024. The anticipated start date for this position is September 4, 2024.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter (maximum length: one page), resume or curriculum vitae, and sample portfolio (which should include writing and design samples) on the Healthy Teen Network website. In your cover letter, include specific information about:

  • Your interest in and commitment to Healthy Teen Network’s mission and guiding principles; and
  • How your unique qualifications and past experiences have prepared you to be a candidate for this position.

Only complete applications, submitted through the Healthy Teen Network website form, will be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and strive for diversity among its applicant pool as well as within its staff and board of directors. We believe in equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, military status, veteran status, or any legally protected classification. It is our intent and desire that equal employment opportunities be provided in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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At Healthy Teen Network, we believe every young person has the right to be who they are and love who they love. And we see you, the professionals and caring adults, helping them do this. We know you do your best when you're connected to great opportunities and resources. That's why we're here...to help make those connections and support you. Read more about us.