(Full Time; Washington, D.C.)

If you want to work at a global agency on a mission to make the world healthier, then JPA Health is the place for you. We’re public relations, advocacy and marketing all rolled into one brilliant bundle. We’re not the biggest, but we’re one of the top agencies focused on healthcare. Our offices are right in the middle of everything in Washington DC, Boston and London.

JPAers are diverse in many ways, but we have these things in common: we like our jobs, our clients – and each other. We build each other up. We work collaboratively. And we push ourselves to think bigger.

How do you know if JPA Health is a fit?

You find meaning in your career and are as thrilled by others’ success as you are your own. You work well both by yourself and as part of a team. You are comfortable playing different roles and are eager to try new things. You’re curious, clever and charismatic.

You’re not afraid to take risks, but you always have a reason and a plan. You don’t just find problems, you fix them. You offer answers, not contention.

Every single day, you think “good enough” is not good enough. You’re never intimidated by complexity, and you’re always motivated by purpose and the power of good health to create good lives.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to get to know you. JPA Health is hiring.

JPA is currently searching for a bright and ambitious Vice President that is interested in working in our Washington D.C. office location. The successful candidate will marry healthcare/life science traditional PR/advocacy and creative agency experience, be a self-starter comfortable with rolling up their sleeves, and working to develop new business opportunities, craft client proposals and develop pitches, and serve as task lead on a range of communications campaigns.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Prior agency experience: (8 – 10 years)
  • Proven media, advocacy relations, PR, strategy and creative marketing skills
  • Health communications experience (pharma/biotech, oncology, rare disease experience a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility and professional manner
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks, and work both independently and as a team
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
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  • Be detail oriented, demonstrate critical thinking, and possess a passion for healthcare communications


  • Own client relationships and development of results-focused PR, marketing and advocacy strategies/programs, and identify opportunities to build client visibility in its target business communities that align with their overall business goals
  • Demonstrate a robust understanding of the roles and metrics of other communication channels, especially digital, and have an ability to lead integrated efforts
  • Shape, direct and manage the execution of PR, marketing and advocacy programs and campaigns, thought-leadership, data communications, patient programs, new product launches, policy programs, events and other initiatives
  • Build partnerships and relationships with top-tier media contacts, influencers, and industry leaders on a local, regional, and national level
  • Manage account teams in the execution of all programs and assume accountability for meeting all program deliverables.
  • Supervise staff including professional development and mentoring
  • Establish and drive new business pipeline by identifying and leveraging new agency revenue opportunities for organic growth, as well as playing key roles on incoming new biz leads and RFPs.
  • Collaborate and Partner with Managing Director and other senior team members at JPA on new business, client programs and agency-wide initiatives.


  • Travel may be required for this position (about 10% of time)

JPA offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer healthcare, dental and vision options
  • 20 days of PTO
  • 401(k) with 5% employer match (immediately fully vested)
  • Monthly phone stipend
  • Flexible work schedule, and work from home days offered.

Salary for this position is based on qualifications and experience. JPA is an equal opportunity employer.

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