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Communications Officer

About the Role

Foundation Overview:

The Max Foundation is a fast-growing, ambitious, and deeply mission-driven non-profit global health organization that believes in a world where all people can access high impact medicines, where geography is not destiny, and where everyone can strive for health with dignity and with hope. We exist to accelerate health equity, operating with a human approach in every aspect of the work. We do this by delivering medication, technology, and services to individual patients facing cancer and other critical illnesses, focusing our energy on those who no one else is helping. We carry out our work by collaborating with team members at our headquarters based in Seattle as well as several low- and middle-income countries. We forge strong collaborations with likeminded individuals representing global health, medicine and health care, industry, and those committed to our mission and values. The Max Foundation offers a full range of programs and services, all focused on serving marginalized people living with cancer and other critical illnesses around the world. Learn more about The Max Foundation:

Role Summary:

The Communications Officer supports our mission by developing content for The Max Foundation. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer implements the communications strategy for The Max Foundation’s global work. The Communications Officer will create high quality, high-impact content across all departments. Content creation includes digital assets, copywriting, interviewing, social media, and more.


Implements integrated communications strategy, plan, and initiatives to engage targeted audiences, build brand awareness, and strengthen relationships with key stakeholder groups
Executes external and internal communications strategies and tactics to increase the visibility of key announcements, initiatives, programs, etc.
Lead and manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of print, web, and digital collateral in collaboration with the Communications team and other department colleagues
Coordinate and collaborate with graphic designers on content creation to ensure that all efforts reflect the organization’s strategic plans
Support the development of creative briefs, communications plans, and other guiding documents that define goals and objectives for projects with clear deliverables and outcomes
Oversee the planning, development, and execution of social media campaigns to support key communications, programmatic, and fundraising initiatives
Manage global events calendar driven by communications, programmatic, and development activities
Track and measure the progress and level of engagement of communications and marketing initiatives
Monitor and report on the benchmarks for all communications channels and platforms in terms of their impact and effectiveness
Develop, write, and edit communications and marketing materials (reports, publications, presentations, press releases, web, social media, and other marketing collateral)
Ensure a consistent brand identity and voice in all communications and marketing touchpoints, including adherence to the organizational brand guardrails, visual style conventions, and editorial guidelines
Oversee and manage the development of branded assets, photography library, and the central communications resource


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, journalism or related field
3-5+ years of full-time experience in a professional writing capacity
Mission-driven approach and passion for global equity
Excellent writing and editing skills
Nonprofit experience, ideally in global health
Experience in planning processes for digital and print content
Familiarity with content strategy, search engine optimization, and brand management
Proficiency in grammar, copyediting, proofreading, and using style guides
Strong communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate the organizations mission at all levels of writing to various audiences
Ability to turn complicated subjects in the realms of science, medicine, and global health into public-facing written assets
Strong project management skills with experience in managing multiple projects to completion within deadlines

Skills and Attributes:

Passionate about The Max Foundation’s mission and vision, and determined to lead and accomplish all goals related to current and future strategic plans
High attention to detail and a high standard for quality work product
Understanding of and comfortable in a global environment, with an emphasis on low and middle-income countries
Passion for exceptional collaboration, and flexibility to do what it takes to elevate positive culture
Comfort working in a complex, fast-paced, and high-workload environment
Caring, humble, and people-oriented servant leader
Resourceful, finds solutions using all available data to overcome challenges impacting the organization

Benefits Summary:

Employer-sponsored benefits include:
100% medical (including a vision provision) and dental premium coverage for employees; 50% premium coverage for spouse and/or dependents
Annual vacation accrual of 80 hours (increases over time), personal time accrual of 52 hours, 10 paid company holidays, and 1 floating holiday per year
$10,000 Basic Life and AD&D insurance coverage; Short-term disability insurance
Additional benefits include:
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Optional employee covered Long Term Disability and Supplemental Life insurance
Eligibility for 401k plan after 3 months of employment
Annual professional development fund ($500/year), monthly wellness benefit (earn up to $35/month), Costco membership, and WFH/Commuter Stipend ($1,800/year)

To Apply: Visit our website at to apply. Please include a resume and cover letter.

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