Communications Coordinator

Sepsis Alliance



Sepsis Alliance is the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization. Founded in 2007 by Dr. Carl Flatley after the tragic and unnecessary loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Erin, to sepsis, Sepsis Alliance has grown to be a leader in public awareness, education and advocacy across North America. We are looking for an exceptional person to join us as our Communications Coordinator to help take our work to the next level. Working together with a dedicated and passionate team of professionals and volunteers, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

Our Vision: A world in which no one is harmed by sepsis

Our Mission: Save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator will work closely with all levels of the Sepsis Alliance team, specifically the Development Manager, Content Director, and our communications and marketing/design agency. The Communications Coordinator will play a lead role in all aspects of communications including fundraising, media relations, content creation, and partner relations and social media. Significant opportunity for growth and advancement.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Produce content in a variety of formats, including web content, e-blasts, and press releases
  • Assist with public relations outreach, including writing pitches, building and maintaining media lists, and responding to press and speaker requests and social media
  • Support the organization’s fundraising outreach and communication
  • Promote and support community events across the country
  • Contribute to the creation of and monitoring of social media content
  • Assist with public relations outreach, including writing press releases, building and maintaining media lists, and responding to press and speaker request queries
  • Work in close collaboration with the Development Manager, Content Director, and communications agency and Marketing Consultant to promote the Alliance’s various initiatives
  • Utilize the web to identify and cultivate new relationships and opportunities
  • Daily media monitoring
  • Compile reports using various digital tools such as Google Analytics, PR Web, and others
  • Maintain a contacts database in SalesForce
  • Perform other duties or special projects as needed


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure when facing extremely short deadlines
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point required. Experience with Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator a plus
  • Familiarity with CRM tools – SalesForce a plus
  • Experience working in high-demand environment requiring high-level multi-tasking and self-innovation with limited supervision
  • Proficiency in using online and social media technology
  • Experience working with press, media (preferred)
  • Must be detail-oriented and be able to adhere to firm deadlines
  • Must have great interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with staff, board members, volunteers, partners, and constituents across multiple locations


  • 2‐3 years work experience
  • B.A. or B.S. degree in Communications or Journalism preferred
  • Familiarity with email marketing design software and website content management
  • Experience in media, public relations, working with partners to promote national health a plus
  • An interest in health and a desire to improve health outcomes for millions of people
  • A willingness to learn and take on new projects is essential
  • Ability to be flexible and meet deadlines
  • Basic graphic design skills

Sepsis Alliance is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Compensation: competitive based on experience


This is a full-time employee position and includes paid holidays, vacation and a health stipend. Please email cover letter, salary history, resume, link to your portfolio and/or writing samples to No faxes or phone calls, please.

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