Community Partnerships & Outreach Project Position, Health Communication & Media Partnerships
LOCATION: Menlo Park, CA or Washington, DC (Termed Project Staff) / Flexible (Contractor)
STATUS: Termed Project Staff (up to one year with benefits and possibility for renewal) and/or Independent Contractors
PROGRAM AREA: Health Communication & Media Partnerships Program
The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
The Health Communication & Media Partnerships (HCMP) program partners with public and private sector organizations to develop multi-faceted public information campaigns on HIV/AIDS and related pressing health issues, notably HIV/AIDS.
HCMP is seeking termed project staff (up to a one-year position with potential for renewal) and/or independent contractors to support its work with state and local health departments and community-based organizations as part of Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information initiative established and run by the Foundation. Positions also support community activations, including efforts conducted jointly with corporate partners and others, and special events.
Greater Than AIDS is supported by a broad cross-section of public and private sector partners—including major media and other corporate allies (Walgreens, NBA), state and local health departments, foundations, national leadership organizations, AIDS service and community groups, among others—united in response to AIDS in America. Through targeted campaigns and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS and its partners work to increase knowledge, reduce stigma and promote actions to stem the spread of HIV. While national in scope, Greater Than AIDS focuses on communities and populations.
Greater Than AIDS works with state and local health departments and AIDS organizations in U.S. cities with high HIV prevalence rates to increase HIV messaging and outreach through targeted PSA placements, co-branded materials, workshops and community forums. Content is branded under a localized version of the national campaign – for example, GEORGIA>AIDS or DALLAS>AIDS – and directs to local resources and services. Some of the partnerships have produced localized media campaigns featuring people living with and affected by AIDS in the area, while others use national assets that locally-tagged. Partners also use the Greater Than AIDS messages to support on-the-ground outreach with AIDS service organizations, churches, schools, health fairs, Pride events, clinics, and other community venues.
Responsibilities include: strategic planning; project implementation; budgeting; reporting and contract management.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities May Include:
•Community Partnerships: Develop and coordinate partnerships with health departments and national leadership and community organizations to extend the reach of Greater Than AIDS among priority audiences (including Black Americans, Latinos and gay and bisexual men) and in heavily affected regions. Responsibilities include identifying opportunities to support partners’ priorities with Greater Than AIDS assets and working collaboratively with partners to develop work plans and budgets, manage relationships with key contacts, track budgets, contract with vendors, prepare project updates and final reports, and work closely with creative and content team to produce localized media messages and community collateral.
•Special Activations: Manage select large-scale community activations with Greater Than AIDS partners, such as annual in-store free testing promotion conducted with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS presence at the ESSENCE Music Festival.
•Other Outreach: Design and direct the Program’s activations around key HIV/AIDS dates throughout the year, i.e., National HIV Testing Day (June 27), World AIDS Day (December 1), in partnership with sponsoring organizations or government agencies.
•Community Materials and Outreach: Oversee the development and distribution of informational and promotional materials to AIDS service and other community organizations; includes oversight of the Program’s online “store” (www.greaterthan.org/store) and contact databases / list servs.
•Conferences & Presentations: Identify and execute opportunities to highlight the Program’s work at key events and conferences; responsibilities include managing events calendar; drafting remarks and corresponding presentations/video; coordinating onsite logistics; and serving as spokesperson.
Specific Types of Knowledge, Skill and Experience Required:
• Bachelor degree;
• Prior work experience in public health, health communications or pro-social sector encouraged;
• Familiarity with current national HIV prevention priorities/interventions at national and local levels;
• Evidence of project management, teamwork and leadership required;
• Highly organized and efficient with time;
• Strong written and presentation skills;
• Experience working with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and
• Ability to coordinate and manage complex and multi-faceted projects with outside partners and under tight schedules.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume as separate attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label your documents “LAST Name_First Name Cover Letter MMDDYY” and “LAST Name_First Name Resume MMDDYY”. Please write “HCMP Project Position” in the email heading. In your cover letter please describe your relevant qualifications and desire to work specifically for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Communication & Media Partnerships program. No phone inquiries please.
HR-Health Communication & Media Partnerships
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Fax: (650) 854-8037
Equal Opportunity Employer