Denver, CO

Policy Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

Our organizational strategy is designed to bring health in reach for all Coloradans by strengthening bodies, minds and communities in the fight against unfair and avoidable differences in health.

Position Overview

The Colorado Health Foundation is excited to announce the opportunity for a Public Policy Officer. This position leads the execution of advocacy initiatives to advance the Foundation’s policy priorities. The officer will report to the Senior Director of Public Policy.

This position is representing the Foundation to multiple external audiences, building and maintaining productive relationships with policymakers, coalitions of advocacy organizations, and other key partners at the local, state, and national level. The Public Policy Officer also contributes to the development of the Foundation’s public policy priorities by making sophisticated assessments of the political environment and recommendations about appropriate advocacy tactics that are relevant for advancing them. This position will work cross-functionally to advise other departments in the Foundation about political sensitives, and policy threats or opportunities concerning the Foundation’s focus areas.

Qualified candidates will have proven expertise in providing in-depth knowledge and analysis of policy issues to external partners and coalitions. They will be skilled at navigating partnerships with stakeholders with conflicting perspectives and are successful in executing a broad range of advocacy and communications tactics. They can demonstrate the ability to build political capital and are comfortable negotiating conflicts among external stakeholders. Candidates must be familiar with preparing briefing materials on policy issues and have experience educating internal or external partners abut complex subjects.

Applicants must have at least five (5) years of experience working in the field of public policy advocacy or community organizing at the local, state, and/or national level. Experience working in issue campaigns or the non-profit sector is a plus. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in, public policy, political science, communications, psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health or a related discipline.

How To Apply

If you are an experienced professional who wants a rewarding opportunity to contribute to the success of the Foundation, please visit to apply. All applications require a resume and cover letter.

Application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2018.

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

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