Vice President, Communications

The Vice President, Communications serves as the primary liaison between FAH and the media and plays a pivotal role in strategically communicating FAH priorities with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the media, member hospitals, allied organizations, lawmakers and regulators, and others. As a result, this position is responsible for developing highly positive relationships with the media, coordinating press interactions for multiple executives, shaping news coverage, proactively identifying media opportunities and addressing potential risks, and publicizing other FAH efforts. The position requires strong writing and editing skills, a strategic sense of media engagement, knowledge of social and paid media strategies, and a solid understanding of politics and policy. This position works closely with the Government Relations, Policy, and Operations departments, as well as other FAH staff, to develop and implement communications strategies critical to the strategic direction and positioning of the FAH and its membership.


  • Develop and execute a strategic media engagement plan to advance FAH’s goals and priorities.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the media, developing a positive working relationship with reporters and editors, to secure media coverage and raise the public profile for FAH and its executives.
  • Oversee the production of a daily newsletter for the membership.
  • Lead preparation and production of Hospitals in Focus, the FAH podcast hosted by Chip Kahn.
  • Draft, edit, and proofread FAH statements, press materials, and collateral such as blogs, letters, memoranda, infographics, alerts, and reports for use by the FAH and outside entities.
  • Expand FAH’s reach and share of voice in conversations by executing a dynamic social media strategy.
  • Serve a strategic role as an FAH representative with the Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare, a hospital-industry advocacy group that works to protect hospitals from federal funding cuts.

Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years working in communications, public relations, or public affairs positions while demonstrating increasingly complex responsibilities and duties.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong ability to handle multiple assignments and manage priorities simultaneously, responsibly, and while meeting deadlines and expectations.
  • Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of the health care industry preferred.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Work Location

  • FAH is headquartered in Washington, D.C., near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station. The position is hybrid, working out of the headquarters office Monday-Thursday, with an optional remote day on Fridays, plus 15 additional remote working days.

To apply for the position, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].


The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), founded in 1966, is the national representative of more than 1,000 tax-paying community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. FAH members provide patients and communities with access to high-quality, affordable care in both urban and rural areas across 46 states, plus Washington, D.C and Puerto Rico. Our members include teaching, acute, inpatient rehabilitation, behavioral health, and long-term care hospitals and provide a wide range of inpatient, ambulatory, post-acute, emergency, children’s, and cancer services.