Healthcare Georgia Foundation is working toward a Georgia in which all people have the opportunity to attain their fullest potential for health. With community at the heart of everything we do, the Foundation’s new strategic framework sets forth an exciting opportunity to significantly increase our impact on health disparities in our state. Our team of professionals builds bridges and creates coalitions across sectors and communities, working to inspire and promote collective action that advances health equity for all Georgians.
The Vice President of Communications provides organizational leadership for the Foundation’s internal and external communications efforts, including the integration of communications strategies into all programmatic work of the organization. The Vice President develops and manages the Foundation’s brand and voice, positioning the Foundation as a leader on health equity for Georgians. As a senior leader in the organization, the Vice President of Communications consistently demonstrates and creates a culture that reflects the Foundation’s values while effectively managing risk, change, and internal and external relationships.
- Develop the voice of the Foundation, leading the seamless integration of a single voice and brand across all Foundation internal and external communications. Recognize and respond to proactive and reactive communications opportunities, enhancing the Foundation’s image and advancing its values and goals.
- Lead and engage Foundation staff and partners in integrating communications strategies in the creation and implementation of programmatic work.
- Enhance the reputation of the Foundation through commitment to its mission and values, positive relationships with external partners, and the cultivation of a high performing team that demonstrates responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration.
Qualities of a successful candidate:
- Exceptional communication skills
- Flexible and collaborative partner
- Innovative approach to problem-solving
- Effective and collaborative team management
- Courageous leadership style
- Strong strategic and systems-level thinking
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field
- Minimum of ten years relevant work experience including development and execution of a comprehensive communications plan, team coordination, and supervision. Experience in a senior leadership role preferred.
- Experience within a nonprofit/philanthropic organization and/or experience working on social issues preferred.
Relationships are at the heart of our business model, and cultivating deep and meaningful relationships with partners requires a desire and willingness to be physically present. In complex environments answers emerge as we work together to create the change Georgians deserve. The best ideas and approaches come from diverse groups working together.
For those reasons, Healthcare Georgia Foundation expects employees to commit to working in-person (either in our downtown Atlanta office or in the community with partners) the majority of the time, being present for collaboration both planned and impromptu. We also recognize the need for work-life balance, and therefore allow employees flexibility in their daily schedule, including the opportunity to work from home one day per week.
The starting salary for this position is expected to be between $110,000 and $125,000. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and HGF’s commitment to salary equity. HGF also offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.