Who We Are

The de Beaumont Foundation advances policy, builds partnerships, and strengthens public health to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health. Our work centers around three main priority areas:

  • Policy: We advance policies that improve community health, so that current and future generations can benefit from changes enacted by today’s leaders.
  • Partnerships: We build partnerships, often among unlikely allies, so that leaders can make decisions that achieve their shared goal of creating healthier communities.
  • People: We create practical solutions that strengthen the public health system and workforce, so that professionals are equipped to make their communities healthier.

 de Beaumont strongly believes that the spirit in which we do our work is as important as the work itself. We pride ourselves on excellence, innovation, fostering collaboration between groups that might not otherwise interact, and a willingness to have fun with our work. 

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

Reporting to the President & CEO, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a fast paced, big-thinking, mission-driven organization. This unique role directly leads and influences the work of one of the nation’s leading health philanthropies.

You will work closely with the de Beaumont Foundation’s President and CEO and serve as an extension and representative of that office. You will manage special initiatives and key Foundation programs in partnership with the President & CEO. Your responsibilities will include a combination of project management, writing, editing, and research. However, day-to-day needs 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 impact by ensuring maximum execution and value from all Foundation activities.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the CEO to execute and support strategic priorities and work across teams to drive results throughout the Foundation.
  • Contribute to and lead special projects and high-priority initiatives covering a broad spectrum of authority.
  • Collaborate with program staff to ensure effective execution of major organizational portfolios.
  • Maintain an understanding of projects, timelines, deliverables, and due dates and work with the CEO to ensure timely completion of all tasks.
  • Act as the liaison between the CEO and other Foundation leaders and staff and external stakeholders to ensure consistent communication and involvement or decision-making at the proper time.
  • Assist in the development of succinct and accurate written analyses, briefing materials, and responses to incoming requests.
  • Balance the coordination of fast-paced daily priorities with important, longer-term strategic planning efforts.
  • Represent the Foundation in collaborative initiatives with external agencies and organizations at conferences, public meetings, and other forums.
  • Draft and co-author blogs, commentaries, and peer reviewed articles.
  • Prepare for, and follow up on, internal and external meetings. When necessary, attend meetings with the CEO or on behalf of the CEO/Foundation maintaining a high level of professionalism.
  • Collaborate with existing staff responsible for the CEO’s scheduling, travel, and other logistics to ensure seamless operations.
  • Lead the Foundation’s book publishing activities including author outreach and overall project management.
  • Conduct research, create presentations, and draft speeches and talking points for external and internal presentations and speaking engagements.

Who You Are

You are a pragmatic, results-oriented, hands-on leader with a successful track record in project management. You have subject matter expertise in public health and are knowledgeable on relevant issues. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are experienced in leading and collaborating on large-scale initiatives. You will be able to demonstrate each of the following:

  • Mission-driven: You want to make a difference and have experience in successfully leading public health programs. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy developing and managing creative, innovative programs to improve the field of public health.
  • Ownership: You care deeply about doing what it takes to facilitate results, including paying attention to even small details, managing your own projects (or pieces of bigger ones), driving work forward with a sense of urgency, anticipating problems, and course-correcting when needed
  • Team player: You are eager to use your role to advance de Beaumont’s mission, and look for ways to help beyond your own core responsibilities. You are ready and willing to participate in all-hands-on-deck projects, which frequently come up. No job is too small for anyone on our team and your attitude reflects that.
  • Critical thinking skills: You know how to quickly process information and draw out the key points of various publications/documents to summarize and share with the CEO or leadership team on a host of public health related issues.
  • Relationship management: You have a good sense of how to manage internal relationships (i.e. with senior leadership) and grow external ones. You know how to handle confidential information, use discretion around what information you share both internally and externally, and routinely apply good judgment as to when to involve the CEO in decision-making.
  • Attention to detail: You consistently ensure materials and communications are accurate (both content and grammar), precise, and completed on time.
  • Passion: You have a strong commitment to public health and the de Beaumont Foundation mission. You enjoy your work and have a positive, solutions-oriented attitude.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree required preferably in public health, policy, public administration, or related discipline.
  • Candidates will have 8 or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of responsibilities, at varying levels of complexity, in a hands-on manner, with consistent, high quality results.
  • Strong leadership and management skills—ability to see the big picture, manage small details, and create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency.
  • Strong understanding of confidentiality and the ability to handle sensitive information appropriately.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders—optimistic, thoughtful, curious, and personable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead independently and take initiative.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to high standards of excellence coupled with an enthusiastic approach to work; must be comfortable in a fast-paced, driven environment.
  • Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office/Google Docs (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of data, scientific writing, epidemiology is preferred.

Application Information

The de Beaumont team is collaborative, passionate, and deeply committed to creating bold solutions for healthier communities.

This position is full-time and based in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity for telework until at least September 2021.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. The salary range is $130,000 to $150,000. The Foundation also offers excellent benefits and a collegial work environment.

Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to jobs@debeaumont.org with the subject “SAPS application”.

The de Beaumont Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Publication date: June 7, 2021