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The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. The HVTN conducts all phases of clinical trials, from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy.
The HVTN Director of Communications and Community Engagement is responsible for network communications including media relations, digital and social media, brand and messaging, and community relations. The incumbent will work closely with leadership to develop a robust communication strategy and plan, to advance the mission of the HVTN, enhance our advocacy efforts, and provide oversight in in support of participant recruitment into HVTN clinical trials.
The incumbent will direct the communications and community engagement programs for HIV Vaccine Trials Network sites in the United States and internationally, leading a team that supports over 50 clinical research sites. This includes the development and implementation of national, international and internet-based strategies, and other relevant constituencies about HIV vaccine development and HIV prevention trials. The HVTN Director of Communications and Community Engagement will present aspects of the HVTN scientific agenda to relevant audiences, and will develop and implement a communications strategy to promote the HVTN mission toward the development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine.
The HVTN Director of Communication and Community Engagement determines job requirements for team members, identifies resources for department, develops budgets, works closely with other HVTN departments, and may serve on respective protocol team. This position reports to the HVTN Senior Director of Operations and Finance.