Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Research
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As one of the nation’s leading public health advocacy organizations, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Since its founding in 2001, TFAH has been at the forefront of developing and advancing policies to improve the public health system. TFAH’s strategic agenda focuses on ensuring and strengthening sufficient and sustained resources for an improved core public health system; improving the integration of the public health and health care systems to achieve better results in reducing health problems and delivering value-based results; and building partnerships and collaboration across sectors to promote effective approaches to address the social determinants of health. The organization is deeply committed to working to close the health gaps across racial, ethnic, geographic, and economic disparities.
TFAH has built an exceptional reputation by defining a vision for a new era of public health – bringing together incisive, science-driven analysis with innovative, yet pragmatic ideas for policy change. The organization regularly issues a hallmark set of high-visibility issue reports that have redefined and advanced public health issues; convenes top experts and partners with diverse views to rethink and advance priority areas; builds partnerships and coalitions to achieve mutually-beneficial goals; and serves as a strong, credible, non-partisan “go to” thought leader on public health issues for policymakers, media, partners, and the public.
With exciting new partnerships, organizational growth, and funder relationships, TFAH now seeks a new Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Research who will provide expert leadership to the organization’s communications strategy and policy research. The new Director will develop and execute an innovative communications and policy research agenda that is grounded in TFAH’s evidence-based approach and furthers its sector wide thought leadership role, pairing cutting edge policy research with pragmatic, forward thinking policy recommendations. The new Director will serve as lead author of TFAH’s major reports, briefings, and analysis, and lead its communications team, identifying and designing the most effective vehicles for TFAH’s policy analysis that lead to impactful public health policy change. The new Director will be a seasoned communicator in public health and a creative and innovative thinker who understands how to translate complex research for a wide variety of audiences and platforms. S/he will bring a strategic approach to integrated communications and policy research, and the team orientation to advance TFAH’s mission and the field of public health broadly. A Master’s degree in public health, policy, or communications and 10-15 years relevant experience are required.
This search is being conducted by Associate Vice President Carolyn Ho and Senior Associate Cara Pearsall of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. More information and application instructions are included at the end of this document. More information about TFAH can be found at www.healthyamericans.org.
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary expectations, and where you learned of the position should be sent to:TFAH-DIR@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.