The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (the FDA Foundation) is a non-profit organization that works to support the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research. The FDA Foundation establishes public-private partnerships between FDA and external stakeholders to facilitate innovation in science and health.

Job description:

The Communications Associate will support general communications operations and coordination of patient listening programs. Working with a small communications team, the Associate will create and post social media and web content, develop materials such as reports and slide decks, maintain a graphics library, and assist with tracking performance metrics.

Job qualifications:

The Communications Associate should be detail oriented and possess strong writing, layout, and digital communications skills. A background in science, health, nonprofit, and/or government communications is a plus. The Communications Associate should be organized, comfortable speaking on the phone and in virtual meetings, adept at managing multiple assignments, and able to succeed in a fast-paced environment.

The Communications Associate should have a demonstrated ability to:

  • Create, measure, and leverage digital content
  • Write for a variety of media and audiences
  • Produce detailed minutes and meeting summaries
  • Develop simple graphics and layouts for multi-media
  • Schedule and organize events across organizations with full calendars
  • Support brand identity across all messaging, materials, and platforms
  • Create, edit, and post web content (Drupal preferred) and ensure content is checked and up to date
  • Use tools such as CRMs, media trackers, Google Analytics, and Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Track online and social media engagement


The Communications Associate should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications or relevant field
  • Solid technical skills
  • An understanding of health, science, regulatory practice, and/or government operations


The Communications Associate reports to the Communications Manager.

Minimal travel may be required for this position.


Key words: Communications, health communications, media relations, social media, nonprofit, public relations, database management, web

To apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, writing samples, three references and your salary requirements to