Openings and Opportunities

Communications Officer

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Planetary Health (JHIPH) seeks a talented and proven Communications Officer with experience in or relevant to Planetary Health to develop and lead a multi-channel communications strategy to externally promote the Institute’s research, practice, and educational portfolios and events. This is the first university-wide Institute for Planetary Health in the world and will span four divisions (Bloomberg School of Public Health, Whiting School of Engineering, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Advanced International Studies). The Communications Officer will also lead the strategic planning for the Planetary Health Alliance’s (PHA; associated with the Institute) efforts to engage with partners from private sector, academia, government, and civil society to shift global perceptions about the urgency of addressing the Earth crisis in order to safeguard a livable future for humanity and the rest of life on Earth.

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Communications Specialist

The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) seeks a detail-oriented and motivated Communications Specialist to support the PHA team in building an activated global community dedicated to advancing the field of Planetary Health and promoting the presence and impact of Planetary Health’s transdisciplinary science, stories, and solutions in mainstream media, to the general public, private sector, and policy makers. The Communications Specialist will work closely with the Communications Manager to assist with implementing a communications and branding strategy and optimizing all aspects of PHA’s programs and special projects through effective messaging. 

The primary work location for this position is Washington, DC. This interview process will be conducted virtually.

Only applications submitted through the job portal will be considered. Do not submit resumes/cover letters directly to the PHA.


Senior Special Events Coordinator

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Planetary Health (JHIPH) seeks an experienced and motivated Sr. Special Events Coordinator to plan and facilitate meetings, conferences, and events for the JHIPH. The Sr. Special Events Coordinator will be adept at planning/executing events and building relationships to provide spaces for planetary health leaders and contributors to convene in a fast-paced transdisciplinary environment spanning geographies and sectors, including academia, private sector, policymakers, and the general public. The Sr. Special Events Coordinator will work closely with the JHIPH and PHA staff and selected advisors to provide thoughtful event support for all aspects of JHIPH and PHA’s programs. The Sr. Special Events Coordinator will report to the JHIPH Sr. Administrative Manager.

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Planetary Health Alliance

The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 340 universities, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts.
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