Director, Global Communications

Annapolis, Maryland
Aug 02, 2017
Sep 06, 2017
Full Time

PPTA seeks a Director of Global Communications to assist in building and raising awareness of the plasma protein therapeutics industry and the Association in all regions where there is a need. The Director will manage and implement a global communications awareness campaign in coordination with an agency and work with the agency to develop educational materials that enhance the credibility of the industry worldwide. Target audiences include patient organizations, Source plasma donors, policy makers, payers, the media and the general public. The Director will work in a matrix with the Division Heads to position the Association as a trusted resource of information. The development and execution of a comprehensive global strategic plan utilizing various communications tools is essential. The focus of the Director is to highlight  the  importance of the Source plasma donor and the value of plasma protein therapies. The Director will assess the effectiveness of the ongoing communications strategies through a variety of metrics.



  • Advanced degree in communications, public relations, journalism or closely related field degree


  • 5-10 years experienced as Journalist, public relations and/or marketing professional
  • International communications experience (Europe and Asia)

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of all aspects of communications including public relations, publications, infographics, video development, web site maintenance, social media networks & platforms
  • Proven ability to lead teams and manage complex projects
  • Ability to distill complex issues into layman’s terms
  • Solid writing and editing skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong supervisory and team leadership skills
  • Skilled in crisis/issues management, and consensus development
  • Team player, ability to work in matrix organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently in faced-paced environment, adapt well to change
  • Quality-oriented
  • Multilingual, a plus
  • Strategic thinker

International travel as necessary (15-20%)

Major Tasks:

  • Manage all issues related to Communications for the Association
  • Manage and implement global communications campaign in conjunction with global communications agency
  • Work with the Division Heads to ensure that communications needs are met
  • Provide clear guidance on communication issues from a global perspective
  • Oversee Communications Committee(s)
  • Supervise, set goals, assign tasks and mentor direct report(s)
  • Quality production of quarterly magazine and annual report and other educational materials that target messages to key audiences
  • Globalize the Association’s Communications Plan: Conduct a gap analysis of the current communications program and provide a three year plan for a path forward that contains an international component

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the Association’s long term communications strategy
  • Monthly meetings with Division Heads
  • Create range of Association publications
  • Draft and or edit content for eNewsletters and other publications
  • Organize media events and press outreach for the different Divisions
  • Draft press statements and press releases
  • Develop promotional materials for public meetings
  • Create speaking opportunities for the senior Association Executives
  • Liaise with the communication experts of the membership
  • Staff the Global Communications Steering Committee and other working groups
  • Assure that all communications vehicles are current and easily accessible
  • Direct, mentor and support activities of communications staff
  • Act as the primary media contact person for the Association


Send resume and salary requirements to:

Catherine Izzi, Senior Director, Human Resources