The Communications Associate supports all aspects of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s internal and external communications strategies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the development, creation, and distribution/execution of all forms of written and creative content for a range of media including, but not limited to, news releases, websites, social media, e-newsletters, and reports.
  • Work with Communications Director to plan, research, and write briefs, reports, podcasts, and other publications on health data trends and learnings from Foundation-sponsored research efforts for public and professional audiences.
  • Project management of Foundation initiatives, including training series and academic journal.
  • Maintain contact management system (currently Constant Contact).
  • Provide support for virtual and in-person events, such as news conferences and the Foundation’s annual policy forum. Support may include developing and maintaining online registration sites, developing marketing materials, booking venues, scheduling planning meetings.

You’re good at:

  • Project management. Organization, details and deadlines are important!
  • You enjoy being creative – all around, but especially content creation (writing, graphics, videos).
  • Managing digital assets, including websites and social media channels.
  • Researching topics, sourcing data, and developing stories.
  • Managing an editorial staff, vendors, and grantees.
  • Formatting presentations, policy briefs, white papers, etc. (PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Collaborating and coordinating with colleagues, community partners, and vendors.

Your background:

  • You have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, plus four years’ relevant work experience.
    • Significant experience in journalism, such as a managing editor, producer, assignment editor, or digital editor; public policy research; public health; communications; marketing; branding; or, related areas.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze critically and translate ideas and insights into action through clear, cohesive, and practical programs and plans.
  • Proficiency in digital communications, including day-to-day management of website, communications software, social and other digital media channels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences.
  • Leadership qualities of flexibility, diplomacy, empathy, creative problem-solving and inclusion.
  • Effective experience in collaboration and teamwork.

SALARY RANGE: $43,500 - $65,250

We are:

  • A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on addressing the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity.
  • Our priority areas are health care access, children’s health (including adverse childhood experiences or ACEs), reducing/preventing obesity and diabetes, and reducing tobacco use.
  • Data-driven and research-based.
  • Funded by an endowment.
  • A team of dynamic individuals with a passion for improving the health and quality of life of Kentuckians.

We offer:

  • Competitive benefits, including paid health, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, short-term/long-term disability coverage, opportunity to participate in a 401(k) retirement plan with Foundation contributions, vacation days and sick leave.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • A flexible working environment, with a well-appointed office in eastern Jefferson County, Ky., and the ability to create a hybrid in-office/work-from-home combination.
  • In-person attendance at Louisville office required for key meetings and events. Periodic travel throughout Kentucky may be required to support meetings and events. Access to reliable transportation necessary.

Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Foundation to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment or promotion because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.

How To Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send an email as a cover letter with “Communications Associate” in the subject line and attach a resume to Mary Jo Shircliffe, Vice President, Operations and Administration at No phone calls please. Position open until filled.