Vice President of Policy and Communciations (CHF)

As Connecticut’s largest independent health philanthropy, the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) believes that everyone deserves the opportunity for optimal health—regardless of race, background, or income level. CT Health strives to improve the health and well-being of people across the state by focusing on systems change to unlock greater access to quality, affordable care, especially for people of color and underserved communities. With a unique focus on health equity in the region, CT Health works to ensure that communities of color not only have access to care but also receive appropriate and high quality health care.

CT Health leverages change through grant making, leadership development, and by influencing decision makers to ensure greater access and quality of care for Connecticut residents. With an endowment of $105 million and an annual programmatic and grant making budget of $4.8 million, CT Health has made a significant commitment to policy, advocacy, and communications initiatives that will advance its mission and strategic goals. CT Health now seeks a new Vice President of Policy and Communications who will lead and give strategic direction to the Foundation’s policy and communications efforts.

The new Vice President will shape and implement the new strategic communications plan and build capacity internally and externally to advance CT Health’s policy goals. S/he will partner closely with the President and CEO and an engaged board in developing the Foundation’s policy agenda and will seek innovative opportunities to integrate policy and advocacy efforts into CT Health’s programmatic and grant making activities. S/he will lead government relations efforts, developing and nurturing strong bipartisan relationships throughout Connecticut government and diverse coalitions to improve the health and health care access of Connecticut residents with special attention to underserved populations.

The ideal candidate will bring a keen understanding of the intersection of good communications strategy with effective policy change. S/he will be a collaborative leader internally and externally with the ability to build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with a broad and diverse constituency interested in improving health and health care in Connecticut. The new Vice President will be an effective communicator and spokesperson on behalf of the Foundation who conveys the importance of CT Health’s mission to the media, policymakers, key stakeholders, and the general public. This is an exciting opportunity to improve the health and healthcare of the people of Connecticut.

This search is being conducted by Carolyn Ho and Mira Kline of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. More information about the Connecticut Health Foundation can be found at  


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