Reports to: Vice President, Applied Epidemiology
Location: Office in Washington, DC; Option to Work Remotely in US Only

Why Sabin:

Our mission is to make vaccines more accessible, enable innovation and expand immunization across the globe. We seek a future free from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are an innovative, collaborative and engaged team that values accountability, teamwork, partnership and driving impact. We are vaccine champions improving lives through immunization. Sabin staff, management and Board of Trustees are committed to developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive team.

Position Summary:

The Senior Associate, Outreach & Advocacy works to accelerate the prevention and control of typhoid through research, education and advocacy. The Senior Associate implements the activities of the Coalition against Typhoid and is a key member of the Take on Typhoid partnership. Both projects raise awareness and demand for typhoid conjugate vaccines and other enteric fever prevention tools through communications and advocacy activities. The Senior Associate is a creative communicator skilled in social media and online communications, collaborates with enteric fever experts through the Coalition against Typhoid Steering Committee, and plays a key role in organizing the biennial International Conference on Typhoid & Other Invasive Salmonelloses as well as other advocacy events.


Advocacy & Communications

  • Develop and implement an annual strategic plan for the Coalition against Typhoid through close collaboration with the Coalition’s Steering Committee
  • Coordinate engagement with the Steering Committee, including scheduling quarterly meetings, setting the agenda, preparing meeting materials and sharing meeting minutes
  • Lead collaboration with Take on Typhoid initiative partners, setting shared workplans and deliverables
  • Administer the Coalition against Typhoid website and social media presence in collaboration with Take on Typhoid partners and vendors
  • Develop and produce compelling content for electronic advocacy materials including blog posts, newsletters, infographics, email blasts, talking points, presentations, manuscripts
  • Prepare donor reports and project proposals, liaising with the Accounting and Policy & Resource Development Teams on program budgets and submission timelines

Meetings & Events

  • Coordinate the planning, organizing and agenda development of the International Conference on Typhoid & Other Invasive Salmonelloses
  • Plan advocacy events, including regional policymakers’ meetings and sessions at other global health conferences and meetings (e.g., ASTMH, World Water Week)
  • Develop and track budgets and work plans for meetings and events, in coordination with Sabin’s Manager, Meetings & Events
  • Coordinate communications between partners, speakers and participants
  • Liaise with internal Sabin staff, including the Manager, Meetings & Events, Communications Team and Policy & Resource Development Team to coordinate logistics, produce meeting materials and fundraise


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 4+ years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated event management experience to include coordinating large-scale, international meetings and events
  • Demonstrated communications experience to include developing content for social media, newsletters, website and/or print advocacy materials, Global health communications experience highly desirable
  • Ability to manage complex tasks and to prioritize competing demands to meet deadlines
  • Effectively manage projects so problems are anticipated and solutions identified quickly
  • Show insight and awareness of the audience and tailors communications so complex messages are conveyed clearly and with impact
  • Listen carefully to feedback and comments from colleagues and adapts plans/actions accordingly
  • Work across the organization, building strong relationships with Sabin colleagues
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent at working closely with others over geographical distance
  • Budget and project management experience desired
  • Coalition secretariat experience a plus


  • Subject to a criminal background investigation
  • Request for three professional references
  • Verification of education/degrees

Attributes that Are Important to Sabin:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Decision-Making
  • Communication and Professionalism
  • Initiative and Ownership
  • Productivity and Quality Control
  • Professional Development/Personal Learning

How to Apply:

To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail to [email protected]. Please be sure to reference “Senior Associate, Outreach & Advocacy” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should: (1) address the reasons for your interest in this position; and, (2) describe the knowledge, skills and abilities you would bring the Sabin Vaccine Institute. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sabin Vaccine Institute has a generous benefits package (see

Sabin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy or sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.