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Account Director, Life Sciences

Washington DC, Boston, or NYC (Hybrid)

JPA Health is hiring!  

JPA Health is a fully integrated marketing, communications, and advocacy agency for clients exclusively within the health space. We share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. Some might say we are obsessed with improving and protecting lives. 

JPA is diverse in many ways, but we have these things in common: We like our jobs, clients, and each other. We build each other up. We work collaboratively. We push ourselves to think bigger, be better and do more.  Check out our sizzle reel here!

JPA is currently searching for an Account Director to join JPA Health’s Life Science Team. The successful candidate will incorporate healthcare knowledge with creative agency experience, be a self-starter, support proposal development for clients and new business, and serve as day-to-day lead on one or more clients accounts.


  • Lead and direct day-to-day account work, which may include project brief and statement of work development, project planning, reviewing client manuscripts and layout, financial management and overall account best practices
  • Act as a liaison between client, outside vendors and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (i.e., creative, digital, media, advocacy, medical, editorial, project management)
  • Direct and manage the execution of integrated marketing campaigns, including disease awareness, product launch, patient and HCP campaigns, conference management, websites, media asset development and video production
  • Support new business efforts in partnership with other team members, may include proposal writing and budget oversight with PM team, slide development and attending new business pitches
  • Proficient in leading client meetings, and providing high-level input on overall account strategy
  • Demonstrate sound financial management, ensuring profitability of projects, and ensuring team billing, staff utilization and revenue targets are met
  • Identify opportunities to grow business within key accounts
  • Build relationships with client counterparts through an immersive understanding of their brand, industry, competition, and marketing challenges


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 – 7 years of agency account management experience in healthcare marketing, or 9+ years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Digital and multi-channel experience
  • Direct-to-consumer (DTC) & HCP campaign experience
  • Medical device and Ophthalmology experience a plus
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Veeva Vault
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work both independently and as a team
  • Understanding of the changing healthcare environment
  • Detail-orientated, proven critical thinking, and a passion for healthcare

More About JPA Health 

JPA Health provides a supportive work environment, excellent benefits and competitive compensation, including health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in a 401(k) with company match, PTO, and a flexible work environment.   

We strongly support diversity in the workforce. JPA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.