The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a policy design and implementation partner devoted to improving outcomes for people enrolled in Medicaid. We connect people and ideas to spark insights, build expertise, strengthen leadership, and spread innovations to provide more effective, efficient, and equitable care for millions of people across the nation. The passion, expertise, and creativity of CHCS’ staff make our work possible. We are committed to a diverse workforce that brings distinct perspectives, cultures, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, experiences, and abilities to the table.
CHCS seeks a creative, mission-driven, and detail-oriented candidate with an interest in social issues and health policy to serve as a Senior Communications Officer. This individual will help develop and drive communications strategies to support Medicaid opportunities to more effectively advance health equity for millions of people across the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills; communications experience, ideally within the public health or health care policy field; and a commitment to promoting health equity for underserved populations. The position will report to the Vice President of Communications.
This is a full-time, exempt, senior-level position based in the CHCS office, near Princeton, NJ. CHCS is operating on a hybrid schedule, with one day in the office and four days remote. Local candidates are desired; remote candidates will be considered but will be required to travel to CHCS’ office periodically.
- Lead efforts to translate project findings and outcomes into clear messaging and outreach strategies to reach key stakeholders within assigned project areas.
- Responsible for day-to-day oversight of communications strategy for select CHCS projects, including developing and leading the execution of project communications plans in collaboration with program staff.
- Conceptualize and lead development and writing for a broad range of products, including blog posts, briefs, case studies, fact sheets, infographics, PowerPoints, and videos, among others.
- Identify storytelling opportunities across CHCS’ work, conduct interviews, and draft compelling profiles.
- Generate ideas for national webinars and oversee webinar planning, including framing/drafting agendas, promotional materials and supporting slide decks and run of shows.
- Contribute to CHCS’ overall communications strategy in creative ways and support efforts to achieve brand consistency and high standards for all external and internal communications.
- Lead special projects related to communications as assigned, including proposal development.
Core Competencies and Requirements
- Passionate about CHCS’ mission and its work to promote health equity for underserved populations.
- Master’s degree in journalism/communications, public health/health policy, or English or equivalent work background (e.g., 7-10 years in journalism/communications role). Background in public health/health policy issues preferred, but not required.
- Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex ideas into clear, compelling language and to tailor writing for a variety of audiences/formats.
- Strong editing and proofreading skills supported by a meticulous attention to detail.
- Creativity and a firm grasp of what makes compelling and actionable content.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize assignments, and work independently and collaboratively.
Salary and Compensation
Salary is commensurate with experience and education. CHCS also offers a highly competitive benefit package.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) writing samples via CHCS’ Career Center. The cover letter should include the following elements:
- Why you are interested in the Senior Communications Officer position.
- Any additional professional and/or personal experience that informs your qualifications for the position that otherwise is not obvious from your resume.
- Your salary requirements for the position.