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Vice President, Public Health Practice

Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. (Hybrid)

About JPA Health 

JPA Health Company is a fully integrated marketing, communications, advocacy, medical communications and learning experiences agency serving clients from emerging biotech and wellness sectors to established pharmaceutical companies and federal clients. We work exclusively within the health space. We share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. In fact, 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! 

JPA Health is seeking a dynamic and experienced Vice President to lead and manage the agency’s Public Health clients. The ideal candidate for this is adept at managing the client relationship, overseeing execution and driving strategy development.  Success in this role requires a sense of comfort with ambiguity, creative problem-solving skills, accountability to manage programs successfully through launch and beyond, plus exceptional communication skills to manage and grow client relationships.

This position is a hybrid role reporting to any of our JPA offices.   


  • Lead account teams and direct day-to-day account work and projects across JPA’s Public Health portfolio (including nonprofits, foundations, associations, health systems), which may include: brief development, project planning, developing and reviewing client content, client relationship management, financial management and overall account best practices 
  • Manage all facets of account work, ensuring the right specialists are engaged in the right work for your clients
  • Provide strategic counsel to advance client objectives; keep senior leadership informed and bring them in when necessary
  • Lead the creation and execution of comprehensive communication strategies and programs on behalf of public health clients
  • Manage and mentor staff in an environment of support and growth 
  • Oversee client budgets and budget tracking
  • Support new business efforts, including leading research, strategy development and proposal writing, attending new business pitches, and nurturing organic growth opportunities 


  • Bachelor’s degree.  
  • Minimum 8 years of agency account management experience in healthcare marketing. 
  • Prior agency experience preferred 
  • Proven track record managing integrated communications and marketing campaigns reaching public health audiences and professionals as well as the general public   
  • Health communications experience (professional association, nonprofit, public affairs 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  
  • Understanding of public health, health equity, and the changing healthcare environment  
  • Detail-oriented, proven critical thinking, and a passion for public health communications  

More About JPA Health

JPA Health offers you the opportunity to work with purpose as you achieve extraordinary results for our clients. You will elevate your career in an environment that thrives at the intersection of wellness, connection, and compassion. Our mission to help people live healthier lives begins with you. 

Our approach prioritizes compassion to ensure you and your family flourish. We promote flexibility with adaptable work arrangements for a balanced personal and professional life. Our Collaboration Days are designed to strengthen relationships and enhance well-being. Respect, inclusion, camaraderie, and connection – this is the heart of our agency’s ethos. We elevate each other. We work collaboratively. And we push ourselves to think bigger. 

At JPA Health, we are committed to fostering a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We believe that our strength lies in the diversity of our team, and we strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and heard. We are dedicated to promoting equity in all aspects of our work, ensuring that all employees have equal access to opportunities and resources. We are inclusive, welcoming individuals of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, national origins, disabilities, and ages. Our commitment to DEI extends beyond our organization, influencing the work we do and the partnerships we build. We believe that by embracing DEI, we can drive innovation, enhance our services, and contribute to a healthier society. 

We are 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. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position with JPA Health, please contact us for assistance at