Challenging. Stimulating. Fast-paced. Those are some of the words our employees use to describe what it’s like to work at the de Beaumont Foundation. United by a passion to improve the health of communities and people, our staff bring expertise from health, policy, philanthropy, and other fields. We are committed to the principles of creativity, innovation, big thinking, and measurable impact.

The de Beaumont Foundation offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial work environment. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Current Openings

Director, Public Health Communications Collaborative

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Program Officer on the de Beaumont Foundation Program Team, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to lead the Public Health Communications Collaborative, an exciting and rapidly growing initiative. Founded in 2020 by the de Beaumont Foundation, CDC Foundation, and Trust for America’s Health, the Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) launched in response to a real-time and urgent need to support public health departments across the United States with message development and communications support tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, PHCC has become an important resource for public health communications tools, resources, and training for thousands of professionals who communicate about public health.

As the collaborative enters the next stage of its impact, we are seeking to significantly expand its work, offering expanded messaging resources, tools, and guidance for combatting public health misinformation, and training and capacity building for public health communicators. Headquartered within the de Beaumont Foundation, with accountability to PHCC’s managing partners (Trust for America’s Health, Kresge Foundation, CDC Foundation, and de Beaumont Foundation), the PHCC Director will lead the collaborative in this next stage and will have primary responsibility for shepherding this initiative and its partners as it takes on new strategic priorities and strives to become the national go-to resource for public health communicators.

Publication date: October 26, 2023

Program Officer

Position Summary:

Serving on the Foundation’s Program Team, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a fast-paced, big-thinking, mission-driven organization. This unique role directly supports and influences the work of one of the nation’s leading health philanthropies.

Reporting to the Sr. Program Officer, you will have the opportunity to lead projects, manage key Foundation initiatives, and facilitate the completion of projects with high importance and visibility.  Specifically, you will support the Foundation’s efforts to advance governmental public health system transformation strategies and investments, provide resources and programming to support the public health workforce, support multi-sector partnerships, and contribute to many other projects serving the broader public health field. Your responsibilities will vary and require you to prioritize effectively, act quickly, maintain confidentiality, and bring others along. This position will have a significant influence on the Foundation’s commitment to the public health workforce by ensuring maximum execution and value from all Foundation activities.

Publication date: October 26, 2023

Application deadline: November 15, 2023

Senior Research Officer/Lead Research Scientist

Position Summary:

The Senior Research Officer/Lead Research Scientist, reporting to the Director of Research and Impact and collaborating closely with the President and CEO, will be responsible for conceptualizing, executing, and leading the Foundation’s research agenda. This is a pivotal position in shaping the foundation’s scientific strategy, fostering collaboration, and upholding the utmost standards of scientific integrity and excellence.

Key responsibilities of this role encompass the utilization of mixed methods research to address crucial questions within public health systems and services (PHSS), often extending beyond the conventional scope of federal funding. The Senior Research Officer/Lead Research Scientist will demonstrate an interest in exploring existing datasets (e.g., US Census data) to uncover distinctive insights that contribute to actionable nation, state, and local health policies and strategies.

This position must have proficiency in survey methodologies, including instrument design, validation, weighting. It will also identify topics for public polling that address distinct gaps in public knowledge. The Senior Research Officer/Lead Research Scientist will primarily function as an independent contributor but will receive support from research associates on staff and have access to Foundation resources to support approved projects or assistance from external contractors. This position can seek external grant or philanthropic funding, when appropriate, to supplement available resources and investigative projects.

Publication date: September 7, 2023