Denver, CO

Senior Communications Officer, The 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 Senior Communications Officer. The SCO provides key project management for the majority of the Foundation’s communications projects and provides strategic expertise to the communications team. As the facilitator/manager of logistical planning and execution needed to successfully implement one-time and recurring communications projects, this position establishes project needs and sets strategy in collaboration with project leads. This position closely collaborates with senior officers and project leads, and reports to the senior director of communications and external influence.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and is highly skilled in facilitating logistical planning and execution needed to successfully complete the Foundation’s communications projects. They provide seasoned communications expertise to daily work and strategic needs of team through strong content and a robust understanding of communications best practices, including branding, marketing, convening and engagement strategies. This position requires an aptitude in three key skill sets:

  • Demonstrated success in project management, turning strategy into actionable, deadline-driven projects plans. including the ability to design and document project plans and milestones
  • Expert at identifying blind spots and making decisions or recommendations on behalf of the team when presented with multiple options/perspectives
  • Deep understanding of effective resource management
  • Skilled at identifying systems pain points and training needs, and collaborate for solutions

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 Bachelor’s Degree in project management, communications, marketing or related field and an 8-year record of successful project management in a communications (or similar) environment.

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management software are required along with proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite as 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.

How To Apply

The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

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, January 2, 2022.

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

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