For the safety of our employees and communities in response to COVID-19, ACADIA has implemented a temporary work from home policy. As a part of this shift, we have migrated all interviews to virtual interviewing via phone and video.

Position Summary:

This corporate affairs leadership role is responsible for developing and implementing the ACADIA content strategy for our digital and social channels, including the development of communications plans that support ACADIA business goals.  As the protector and purveyor of the ACADIA brand you will direct all corporate social and digital channels, working closely with key functions like patient advocacy, marketing and commercial. Will connect ACADIA stakeholders with our mission and products with a blend of strategy, creative, execution and rigorous measurement.

Will have the opportunity to serve as the content strategist, creator and editor for digital and social platforms including the company website, social media, videos and other. This includes coordinating and scheduling digital content and planned social media posts as well as monitoring and responding to comments, questions, and other engagement opportunities in social media. This position reports to the Vice President, Corporate Communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct the planning, development and execution of comprehensive corporate social and digital programs, including key messaging and storytelling and integrated engagement activities for priority stakeholder audiences
  • Ensure corporate digital and social channels are continuously refreshed and consistent with brand guidelines and adhering to evolving global and local regulatory and compliance standards
  • Advise on projects and suggest strategies to both maintain corporate brand and spread ACADIA awareness with the targeted stakeholders
  • Produce dynamic, engaging content and campaigns that drive stakeholder understanding of the ACADIA mission and purpose
  • Assess and activate influencers and determine the need for other platforms or tools (for example, paid)
  • Plan and manage the corporate editorial calendar for digital platforms; activate new social platforms aligned to ACADIA’s business objectives
  • Lead strategy and design of a new corporate website by working cross-functionally and collaborating with all users of the corporate website; create additional sites, as necessary
  • Deploy listening tools to proactively monitor online conversations and sentiment related to the corporate brand
  • Analyze and report key digital/social performance metrics and use those insights to inform content, channel and issues management strategies
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the company’s current business and portfolio including business goals, strategies and market challenges
  • Help leverage digital technology/communications as needed for media relations and issues/crises management
  • Work closely with IT, commercial leadership, commercial digital strategy, and project teams who are responsible for other internal/external websites and social channels to align on processes and tools, and integrate efforts, as necessary
  • Stay current with evolving digital and social trends helping to shape new internal/external policies, processes or approaches to content management, dissemination and measurement


  • Relevant degree and 10-15 years of integrated communications experience with a passion for building and implementing best-in-class digital and social communications practices
  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical, health care, or life sciences industries, including understanding of digital/social media regulatory guidance and privacy globally
  • Experience in global product launches, including disease state and patient education programs
  • Issues management expertise, including experience in social advocacy and issue campaigns, as well as media relations
  • A superb writer and digital content strategist/creator with a pulse on current technology and digital/social media best practices (including SEO) that drive innovative, modern corporate communications
  • Ability to think strategically about the development and execution of integrated digital programs
  • Passionate about the constantly changing world of media with ability to drive thought leadership company-wide
  • Knowledgeable about the intersection of earned, owned and paid media
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Ability to partner effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Flexibility in handling workflow in an ambiguous, time sensitive, multi-tasking environment
  • Willingness to set strategy and long-range plans while driving outcomes in a hands-on manner
  • Serve as a member of the Corporate Affairs leadership team, actively contributing to strategic planning, and strengthening of the function’s capabilities
  • Establish and evolve processes and standards to guide the work of corporate affairs function ensuring compliance with company policies and industry regulations
  • Manage budget and other allocated resources; identify, select and manage agency partners and other vendors to support various communications needs


Establishes strategic plans for designated functions and participates with others in management to align objectives across the organization.  Develops methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects and programs.  Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of functional area and related organizational objectives. 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  

ACADIA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


Apply for this Job

* Required


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.