Augusta, ME

Communications Associate, Maine Health Access Foundation

The Organization

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) is recruiting for a full-time (30-40 hours/week) Communications Associate to join our dynamic and mission-driven team.  This is a new position at MeHAF.  Our recent equity capacity and strategic planning processes identified building public commitment to achieve equitable health outcomes and sharing the successes of MeHAF’s diverse grantees as priorities.

Position details:  The Communications Associate (CA) will help to build and spread a vibrant media and public presence for MeHAF; coordinate development of meaningful and evidence-informed messaging to advance the foundation’s mission; assist with refining brand identity to underscore MeHAF’s commitment to advancing equity; coordinate production and distribution of major print, electronic, and social media products; and ensure a vibrant, up-to-date, and user-friendly MeHAF website.  The CA supports critical functions related to communications, external relations, learning and dissemination, and partner and grantee relationships.  The CA must have both excellent written and oral communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.  The CA reports directly to the President & CEO (CEO), and will work closely with the Senior Program Officer who will oversee the CA’s collaborative work with other program staff, and with the Program and Communications Assistant.  The CA will also oversee contracts with diverse experts in areas such as message framing, website development and maintenance, and publication design.  This is an opportunity to help MeHAF to be on the cutting edge of communicating about transformational change rooted in advancing equity.

Qualifications:  Six years’ experience or combined education and experience in communications (including social media), external relations, partnership development, or other relevant field.  Bachelor’s degree and experience in the nonprofit sector or philanthropy desirable.  See the position description for all required core competencies.

MeHAF is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.  The MeHAF office is based in Augusta, and staff lives in a variety of urban and rural communities in southern, central, and coastal Maine.

MeHAF is Maine’s largest statewide, private health care foundation, with a mission to promote quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the health of everyone in Maine.

Position Overview

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How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dani Kalian by August 3, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.