The Kansas Health Foundation is driven by a mission to improve the health of all Kansans. The Foundation joins with the World Health Organization in defining health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. To accomplish its mission, the Kansas Health Foundation’s board of directors approved the following program areas:* Health Equity* Civic Health
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with other foundation senior leaders, the Vice President for Communication will oversee external communication strategies to plan and implement communication programs to educate the public in ways that support the mission and work of the Foundation. Go to www.kansashealth.org for information about the Foundation.
Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, marketing or a related field is required; graduate level education is strongly preferred. Excellent analytical and speaking skills; the ability to simplify, explain, and interpret complex issues to the public; superior writing skills including speechwriting; strong skills in media relations; familiarity with the theoretical and practical aspects of communication, particularly from a health communication perspective; experience effectively managing both staff and external vendors/consultants; and understanding of the philosophy and nomenclature of social marketing.
Compensation will include a base salary and benefits package and will be market-based subject to the selected candidate’s background and experience.
The Kansas Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To make application, email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Vice President for Communication” in the subject line.