Denver, CO

Associate Communications Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

·       We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.

·       We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·       We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

The Foundation is excited to announce the opening for an Associate Communications Officer (ACO). The ACO provides project management, technology systems management and event coordination, and supports other communications projects and administrative needs as assigned by the Senior Manager of Communications.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and has a keen ability to manage concurrent priorities. They are self-directive in circumstances of ambiguity and complexity, able to anticipate potential roadblocks with a focus on proactive solutioning, and takes personal ownership of projects assigned. This position requires an aptitude in three key skill sets:

·       Demonstrated success in project management, including the ability to design and document project plans and milestones in collaboration with, and in support of, communications staff members, turn strategy set by project leads into actionable, deadline-driven deliverables, and facilitate conversations about tasks upcoming/overdue and adjustments needed to project schedules.

·       Demonstrated success in technology systems management, including ownership and coordination of the Foundation’s customer relationship management (CRM) system (Salesforce) for effective communications outreach, including lead conversion, record maintenance, list building/importation/exportation and overall data maintenance. Additionally, the position owns online event management systems, such as Cvent and Zoom.

·       Demonstrated success in event coordination, including managing key activities in partnership with the event leads (both virtual and in-person), including logistics, registration, collateral and swag needs, customer service, cross training staff, supporting advisory groups, and processing venue contracts and invoices.

Applicants should have a demonstrated passion for the power of communications to influence and move people to action toward health equity in Colorado, and an ability to proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

At minimum, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED along with at least three years’ experience providing complex project management, CRM system and event registration software support – ideally in the fields of communications, marketing or public relations. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual and fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish or are multilingual, although this is not a requirement of the position.

The starting range for this position is $55,590 – 63,954 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits. This is a full-time in-office position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of periodic required travel across Colorado. The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resume and cover letter on The Colorado Health Foundation’s website (

This position closes on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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