Join our team!

Ready to do award-winning work that’s transforming the health care system?

The traits we admire in our CURAgeous team members:

  • A passion for improving health care and driving smart creative campaigns to achieve transformational change.
  • Results-focused approach, and the ability to work closely with senior members of the team to manage and execute a campaign to success.
  • A leader with a proactive, positive attitude toward client service and team management.
  • Responsive, dependable and accountable to team members and clients, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done—someone who doesn’t take no for an answer.
  • Enthusiasm about the unlimited growth opportunities that come with being a member of a fast-growing start-up firm and wants to stay for the long-term.
  • Mission-minded and excited to join the CURA family, which works hard to do good work (and has fun doing it).
  • Not shy in sharing bold opinions, but respectful of the bipartisan nature of our firm

We are always looking for CURAgeous talent, so if you’re interested in working at CURA in a position not listed below, please send your resume and the professional opportunity you’re seeking to thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com!

CURRENT OPENINGS

  • If you have a passion for health literacy and eliminating health disparities using the power of community engagement and integrated communications…
  • If you desire a highly visible client-facing position with lots of growth and leadership opportunities…
  • If you desire to work in a team-oriented environment with talented and passionate people who care about transforming health care…

…we want to talk to you.

  • CURA Strategies, a fast-growing, award-winning health care communications agency, is looking for a results-oriented, self-starting professional with experience in public health communications and marketing to join our team.
  • At CURA, our aim is to transform health care through meaningful client work. We are on the hunt for an energetic organized professional to support the development and implementation of a community-wide Health Literacy Initiative, made possible by a federal government grant.
  • Working with nonprofit and corporate clients in the areas of mental health, health disparities, cardiology, kidney disease and more, we pride ourselves in creating lasting results for clients—and we are looking for someone who shares our passion and believes in our mission.
  • Find your clear path for professional growth and join our growing team of talented people who thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
  • Courageous, hardworking, positive people please apply. Grumpy people, keep searching.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide day-to-day project management and communications support for a large health literacy client
  • Manage the development of linguistically and culturally appropriate print and multimedia materials and toolkits that promote health literacy, specifically related to COVID-19 including a monthly e-newsletter, microsite and social media
  • Assist local health literacy task force of experts with planning, implementation and evaluation of community-wide health literacy initiative
  • Assist with the development of a citywide health literacy plan, with input from local and academic subject matter experts
  • Work with outside evaluation researchers to provide and interpret metrics and suggest modifications based on findings
  • Identify and engage stakeholders such as community organization partners and community outreach coordinators, through direct outreach, quarterly town halls and ongoing conversations
  • Organize regular community events with community partners to educate and train the target population on critical health literacy topics
  • Plan and execute events with community organizations, local churches and providers to educate their constituencies on health literacy topics
  • Assist with required grant reporting
  • Proactively manage client relationship: project tracking, status updates, new ideas, rapid response, invoice coordination
  • Direct client interaction providing account updates and creative recommendations on program execution
  • Maintain project trackers, budget trackers and activity reports for clients
  • Opportunity to manage junior team members
  • Assist with organizing activities that support the overall CURA culture

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (Master’s preferred). Major course work in health communications, health literacy, public health or a related field required
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of health experience specific to best practices in communication and community education, ideally to socially vulnerable populations
  • Experience with developing and implementing a health literacy program or initiative
  • Familiarity with program evaluation a plus
  • Outstanding project management experience, including strong organizational skills, attention to detail and problem-solving abilities and ability to multi-task
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive, innovative and positive attitude toward client service

CURA is looking for the right cultural and professional fit for this position, so the position title and salary will be based on experience.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Thy-Ann Nguyen at thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com.

If you have a passion for working in integrated communications, desire a highly visible client-facing position with growth and leadership opportunities, and want to apply your skills to help transform health care, we want to talk to you.

CURA Strategies, a fast-growing, award-winning health care communications and public affairs agency, is looking for a results-oriented, self-starting young professional with experience in communications/public relations to join our team.

At CURA, our aim is to transform health care through meaningful client work. Working with nonprofit and corporate clients in the areas of mental health, health disparities, cardiology, kidney disease and more, we pride ourselves in creating lasting results for clients – and we are looking for someone who shares our passion and believes in our mission.

Courageous, hardworking, positive people please apply. Grumpy people, keep searching.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and provide analysis related to earned and social media to develop strategies, identify targets and track metrics; experience with Cision or other media database required
  • Conduct proactive outreach to journalists to build relationships and place stories
  • Oversight of media monitoring with rapid response recommendations for clients, including reporter pitch ideas and social posts
  • Develop and edit high quality content for earned and social media, including media correspondence, press releases, monthly newsletters, bylines, media pitches, client briefs, etc.
  • Provide day-to-day project management and communications support to health care clients
  • Work closely with account lead to support client projects and manage client relationships, including project tracking, client calls, planning meeting participation, note taking, status updates, invoice coordination, budget tracking; client interaction is expected
  • Support email marketing campaigns and e-newsletter programs to nurture key audiences for clients; experience working in an email marketing system (EMS) and/or customer management system (CMS) a plus
  • Nurture relationships and coordinate correspondence with clients’ external audiences based on project needs such as third-party organizations, health care professionals, policymakers, media, etc.
  • Support the development of strategic communications plans that enhance corporate/brand/product positioning and/or shape an issue debate.
  • Assist with new business proposals when directed
  • Assist with organizing activities that support the overall CURA culture

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be eager to learn and have 2-3 years of public relations/communications experience, preferably in a PR agency. Candidate must have demonstrated media relations experience. This candidate would ideally have worked and have strong interest in the health care space and have basic knowledge of health care stakeholders and hot health care topics. Specific exposure to issues related to mental health, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic policy issues (e.g., market access, drug pricing, etc.) is a plus.

We are looking for a strong cultural fit to add to our fast-growing work family. When hiring a team member, we are looking for someone with a great attitude and a steadfast work ethic. Strong writing and organizational skills and ability to multi-task is fundamental to succeeding in this position. We believe in a healthy work-life balance—including unlimited PTO after one year of employment—but agency life requires being open to flexible work hours when client needs arise.  Candidate must be detail-oriented with a proactive, innovative and positive attitude toward client service. Candidates should be self-motivated and diligent with a high degree of proactivity and accountability for team-based work.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Thy-Ann Nguyen at thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com.

CURA Strategies is looking for an ambitious self-starter who is available to begin in September 2021. Our paid interns are fully integrated members of our team and key players in helping us do great work for our incredible clients. 

This isn’t a “get our coffee” internship—interns gain extensive hands-on experience working on a variety of tasks across multiple accounts. The following is a small sample of our client portfolio: Mended Hearts, American College of Cardiology, CareDx and MDxHealth. 

 This is a paid position of $14/hour. In limited cases, we have adjusted for graduate students with more extensive experience.  

 

Responsibilities 

  • Assist with traditional media relations activities, including building media lists and crafting newsworthy pitches 
  • Assist with client social media efforts, including drafting content, creating graphics, and monitoring for engagement opportunities  
  • Draft written content, such as newsletters, blog posts, press releases, client presentations and measurement reports 
  • Provide support for various virtual or in person client events 
  • Attend and capture action items from internal and client meetings/conference calls 
  • Participate in new business brainstorms and research 
  • Other projects and duties as requested, directed or assigned 

Our Future Intern

  • Has an appetite and drive to always do more 
  • Is thorough and detail-oriented, particularly with spelling and grammar 
  • Has excellent writing, analytical and oral skills 
  • Has a professional demeanor and is a team player 
  • Works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines 
  • Is extremely organized and able to manage time well 
  • Approaches projects with a can-do mindset, but will ask questions when they’ve exhausted other options 
  • Has a working knowledge of social media strategy for business 
  • Is proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Bonus points if you have: 
  • Graphic design experience and working knowledge of the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere) 
  • Video editing experience 
  • Government relations and public affairs experience 

This position is open to recent grads, graduate students, and seniors studying public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or a related major with an interest in health care communications. Prior communications and public relations experience is encouraged. Strong preference will be given to applicants who can work onsite in our Crystal City office 4-5 days per week. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter, along with two writing samples (one short, such as a social media post, and one long, such as a press release) in PDF format to Kellsie Brannen at kellsie.brannen@curastrategies.com.