Communications Associate (BeHeard)

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Work remotely with talented peers on a rewarding, nonprofit program. Contribute to your community while using your professional expertise, and work with talented peers in a rewarding, non-profit environment! The Rare Genomics Institute (RG) is making a difference in the rare disease community. RG is a nonprofit organization that helps families in need of genome research.

Job Description:

  • Assist with coordination, writing, & editing for patient/inquirer/expert communication vehicles both on and offline, including but not limited to emails, newsletters.
  • Assist with coordination of updates & improvements on RG's websites
  • Manage BeHeard's Social Media presence via Facebook, email marketing, Twitter, Blogs, etc. as directed by management
  • Develop & update general and program brochures, media kits, key messages, fact sheets, & other collateral material as needed.
  • Assist with coordination of media outreach & coverage with media releases, TV/radio interviews, feature stories, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • PhD or MA in the Sciences
  • BA or Higher degree in Writing, English, Public or Media relations, Communications, or related field, or demonstrated min. of 2 yrs experience in one or more of these areas
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, results oriented
  • Exceptional verbal, written, & presentation skills
  • Strong editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer programs
  • Basic design/layout experience desired
  • Knowledge of electronic media such as Websites, e-Newsletters, Social Media,etc


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Few hours per week

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