The Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) is a community-informed grantmaking foundation that seeks to measurably improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in our service region. We accomplish this by supporting practices and policies that promote health equity, quality, and access. As a health conversion foundation established in 2000 by the sale of MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois, we make grants to organizations working within 27 zip codes in Chicago and the surrounding western suburbs.
We believe that all residents of our service region, particularly those who live with the greatest health inequities, should have access to resources and opportunities that improve their well-being and create a sustainable quality of life. The foundation’s grantmaking framework is composed of four strategies: accessing quality health care; addressing the social determinants of health; advocating for policies and systems change that impact health; and augmenting knowledge and improved practice through capacity-building, learning, and aligned initiatives.
The Digital Communications Associate (DCA) is a critical and new position on the HCF Communications Team. The team is focused on building the Foundation’s brand and voice through internal and external communication efforts, including but not limited to digital experiences, thought pieces and news articles, presentations, social media, and other integrated marketing communication strategies.
The DCA will have the opportunity to work directly with each of the Foundation’s teams (Program, Finance, and Administration) to ensure consistent branding and messaging across all communication efforts and touchpoints. This position also interacts with community partners, external vendors, and other stakeholders in a collaborative, mission-driven environment.
Under the direction of the Communications Officer, the Digital Communications Associate will be responsible for the execution of digital communications, including the creation and upkeep of digital content (blog, grantee partner spotlights, news articles, infographics), email, and social media that amplify the critical work of grantee partners, strategic initiatives, and hyper-local community issues. Additionally, this position will help build thought leadership among the staff and promote Foundation events and other important updates via our digital assets.
Digital Content Creation/Management (50%)
Website Management (30%)
Currently, this role is currently 100% remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We follow local and national health protocols and currently expect to resume in-person gatherings in early 2022. Expenses related to remote work including equipment, software, and internet access are provided by HCF. Commuting by car to partner organizations will be expected when it is safe. The Healthy Communities Foundation is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its programs, and operations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please express those concerns in the cover letter.
Location: When it is safe, HCF staff are expected to attend meetings and work collaboratively in our headquarters in Riverside, IL, shared space in Chicago, IL and/or with community partners (aka grantee partners).
The annual salary range for this position is $40,000-50,000.
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles of the Healthy Communities Foundation. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
The search is being conducted with assistance from Chears & Associates. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications should include:
Submit the requested materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to streamline the sorting and review process, please include your name (Last, First) and “Digital Communications Associate” in the subject line of your email.
Note: Please refrain from any phone calls, emails, or direct communication with the HCF Board and Staff.
Application Period: Interviews with qualified candidates will occur on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.