Senior Director of Communications

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 by Healthier Colorado

Denver, CO 80202
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Healthier Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization
dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy
process to improve the health of our state's residents. We believe
that every Coloradan should have an equal opportunity of living a
healthy life. Healthier Colorado aims to make meaningful change to
improve people's health throughout our state's diverse
communities.
We're unique in our approach to moving the needle on public
policy campaigns. We are the only health advocacy organization
in the country that deploys the full range of political
activity-from political giving, to grassroots organizing, to
lobbyin, to running an in-house canvass to further our
mission. We believe in the power of public policy and in the
power of voters being informed participants in our democracy.
Mixing politics and health is uncommon work, but we're
comfortable being a bit of a unicorn.
Position Overview
The Senior Director of Communications is responsible for
developing the external communication strategy and leading the
production of communications for Healthier Colorado and its
associated brands, campaigns and projects to drive awareness,
engagement, and the achievement of the organization's strategic
objectives. The Senior Director brings experience and
knowledge of crafting proven marketing strategies to position
Healthier Colorado for long term local, regional, and national
success.
The Senior Director of Communications reports to the Deputy
Executive Director and manages a team of two professionals plus
contractors and vendors as needed.
Qualifications
Leading communication efforts for Healthier Colorado takes an
experienced professional who is responsive, entrepreneurial, and
driven to make change. Qualified candidates will have
experience in these areas:
Commitment to Mission

Commitment to the organization's mission with an understanding
of Healthier Colorado's outreach and advocacy goals.
A deep interest in improving health across communities as well
as in grassroots campaign and advocacy efforts as agents for
change.

Leadership Experience

Strong, effective leadership, management, and organizational
skills; proven commitment to high performance, superior quality in
all products, and accountability.
Excellent judgment, integrity, and comfort with delegating
responsibilities appropriately.
A preference for working in an environment that is collegial,
collaborative, and focused on community impact with open dialogue
at all levels and a high degree of responsiveness.
Experience with budget development and management.

Advocacy & Campaign Experience

Minimum of seven years of professional experience,in community
organizing, electoral legislative or other advocacy campaigns.
Demonstrated success in campaign and/or project management and
execution.
Demonstrated success in developing online activities and donors
on behalf of a campaign or institution.

Media & Communications Experience

Experience in media/public relations, communications, and
developing and implementing effective communications programs.
Experience building relationships with reporters and executing
earned media campaigns.
Experience in implementing effective communications and
campaign strategies and tactics with measurable impact.
Broad functional experience in areas of branding, integrated
media, business development, and public opinion research with
proven ability to deliver measurable results.
Experience in producing digital and print publications and
communications materials.
Experience in creating, launching, and maintaining robust
online initiatives including websites, blogs, and social
media.
Adept at analyzing and interpreting data, using key metrics to
guide business decisions and campaign strategies.

Personal Qualities

Decisiveness and a willingness to take appropriate risks.
Ability to identify opportunities, take initiative, and be
adaptable and resilient.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Self-starter; ability to work both independently and as part of
a team.
Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meet
deadlines.

Other

Undergraduate degree required; graduate degree preferred.
Experience and/or knowledge with health policy a plus but not
required.
Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and
Microsoft office tools; ability to learn new software tools
quickly.

The salary for this position is competiive and commensurate with
skills and experience. Total compensation includes
health insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off, and
professional development opportunities.
How to Apply
If you are interested in taking on this challenging and
rewarding work, then we want to hear from you. Please
send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Carolyn
McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at . All
applications are to be submitted electronically. To
learn more about this position and the work of Healthier Colorado,
please visit us at .
Healthier
Colorado is dedicated to the principles of equal employment
opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment.
Healthier Colorado does not discriminate in employment or
advancement opportunities on the basis of race, sex, color, creed,
national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation (including
gender identity and gender expression), disability or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local
law.

Reference: 755013828

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