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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Immunization section in Portland, Oregon is recruiting for a Communications Manager to lead program wide efforts to plan, design and execute a strategic communication plan for the Oregon Immunization Program, to focus on three primary areas: Creation of a portfolio of talking points and informational briefs on immunization topics  for program staff, providers and the public; assistance with creation and implementation of agency marketing and educational campaigns; web site strategy development and coordination, and developing materials to implement trainings and additional projects within the Oregon Immunization Program.

The Oregon Health Authority strategic goal is to end all health inequities by 2030.

OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation, and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Clickhere, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values.

What will you do?
As a Communications Manager, you will perform the following duties:

  • Collaborate with OHA Communications team and other agency leadership in all immunization communication activities.
  • Coordinate, design and update immunization marketing (social and otherwise) campaigns, including promoting vaccine confidence and highlighting equitable and accessible services.
  • Campaign development will include comprehensive social marketing techniques with input from Immunization Program management team, agency communications staff and leadership, local health department representation, Tribes, underserved communities, corporate and community partners, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Train and work with the CDC’s Vaccine Demand Strategy team to learn and promote the latest vaccine promotion strategies.
  • Participate as a member of the agency’s management team, collaborating to lead program planning, support staff, and drive equity initiatives.

This position is a full-time, permanent, management services-managerial position.

Working conditions: This work may be conducted remotely with full access to needed operating systems but will be required to work in office on occasion and needs to be willing to drive to the Portland State Office Building. Employees who live outside of the Portland Metropolitan area are highly valued for their experiences and knowledge of rural health. Employee may be required to work evenings or weekends on- or off-site as part of the program’s emergency response to a public health event. The Portland State Office Building is located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 11 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans.

Salary: $6,901 - $10,161 (monthly)

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.


Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification

Desired Attributes

Experience in:

  • Professional writing/editing and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Media and public relations, including garnering support from public and private partners.
  • Processes used to develop short- and long-range goals and objectives.
  • Research techniques sufficient to collect, analyze, interpret and report data in both a narrative and statistical format.
  • Interpreting laws, rules, policies and procedures and applying interpretations to specific situations.
  • Communicating orally to explain decisions, services, or programs or resolve problems through negotiation.
  • Coordinating diverse activities to ensure completion of projects, tasks, and assignments.
  • Analyzing, evaluating and solving procedural problems.
  • Ability to work some evenings or weekends.
  • Ability to respond in person or by phone to emergency public health events if needed

How to Apply

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-154562

Application Deadline: 5/13/2024

Questions/Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact: Tiffany Gregg at Tiffany.Gregg@OHA.Oregon.Gov or text/call 503-716-7772


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The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity and anti-racism.