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Senior Advocacy Messaging Research Officer

Category: Senior Staff
Foundation/Organization: The Colorado Health Foundation
Location: Denver, Colorado
Date Posted: 02/06/2018
Closing Date: 03/31/2018
The Colorado Health Foundation is excited to announce the opportunity for a two-year term-position of Senior Advocacy Messaging Research Officer. This position will manage the creation of a new Foundation signature effort to better understand how Coloradans think about health and what shapes their values, perceptions and opinions about policy issues.

Over the course of two years, this position is responsible for developing and launching a long-term strategy for commissioning and disseminating public opinion research that produces actionable insights for effective policy advocacy. The position provides leadership and guidance for the development of a training and learning agenda that leverages research findings to craft persuasive messaging approaches that are broadly adopted by advocates for health equity. This officer will work in partnership with Foundation leadership and the policy and communications departments to position the Foundation as a leader in the advocacy field both in Colorado and nationally. 


Qualified candidates will have proven expertise in prioritizing and managing a public opinion research agenda. Applicants must have at least eight years of experience in commissioning and managing public opinion research projects, coalition and stakeholder management, advocacy communications strategy, and project management. Experience working in philanthropy, issue campaigns or the non-profit sector is plus. Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in communications, public policy or a related discipline.

If you are an experienced professional who wants a rewarding opportunity to lead the start-up phase of a new Foundation signature effort, please visit to apply. All applications require a resume and cover letter.

Read the full job description and apply or share now. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

For more information, contact:

Kyle Legleiter
Tel: 303.953.3618


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