Senior Advocacy Messaging Research Officer (CHF)

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. The officer will report to the Senior Director of Public Policy.

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. The Senior Advocacy Messaging Research Officer works 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. They will partner with firms who specialize in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including deep ethnographic research, that are appropriate for executing the Foundation’s public opinion research agenda. The ideal candidate has experience designing and executing a training and learning program for internal and external stakeholders. They have led, developed, and implemented engagement strategies that build capacity to craft persuasive messaging approaches by using insights from public opinion research. They excel at managing external partner relationships and are able to position the Foundation as a national leader in health advocacy.

Applicants must have at least eight (8) 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.

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


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