Communications Director
Summary:  Oversees the on board communications team in order to assure the capture and transfer of compelling patient stories, photographs and video which are used to promote Mercy Ships.  Responsible in conjunction with the Managing Director for the overall planning and execution of all on board Media Team/Events, Vision (Donor) Trips, and VIP events.

Not expected to be available until at least June 2019. Applications for this position will be reviewed for our Talent Pool (waiting list).

Overseeing the onboard communications team, our Communications Director is responsible for using their creative eye and communications skills to lead the department in presenting the most compelling stories of our patients. Additionally, they work closely with the ship management team in the planning and executing of all media events and messaging.

The Communications Director volunteer position, part of the Communications department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is two years. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position qualifies for a family cabin on board! Please refer to the Family FAQs for more information. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree or graduate degree (MBA preferred)  
  • Excellent organizational and management skills 
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of the internet, email, contact management software, and Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in managing and facilitating teams, constructive conflict resolution, and collaborative decision making strategies
  • Conversant in French preferred
  • International Driver's Permit required

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Kylie Best at [email protected].