Who We Are
One of the nation’s leading health philanthropies, 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.
The de Beaumont team is collaborative, passionate, and deeply committed to creating bold solutions for healthier communities. We believe strongly 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.
What You’ll Do
Reporting to the Foundation’s Chief of Staff, you will work within the Office of the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). You will have an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a fast paced, big-thinking, mission-driven organization. You will have an opportunity to collaborate with leaders in public health and philanthropic sectors, as well as support a variety of projects and key Foundation initiatives with high importance and visibility. Your responsibilities will vary and will require you to prioritize effectively, act quickly and strategically, and maintain confidentiality.
- Researching and writing literature reviews, manuscripts, op-eds, and blog posts, and contributing authentic ideas and perspectives in key foundation publications and initiatives.
- Conducting and supporting discrete research projects that are of interest to the Chief of Staff and the President & CEO.
- Planning, coordinating, and supporting high-level meetings that involve the Chief of Staff and the President & CEO, and ensuring that important action items are tracked and implemented.
- Supporting and leading day-to-day operations of multiple high-priority Foundation projects that involve complex external communications plans, aggressive timelines, and high stakes constituents. These include externally facing projects, as well as internal initiatives like the Foundation’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Work Group and Speaker Series Committee.
- Analyzing systems and programs using an equity lens to ensure that goals, activities, processes, and outcomes across the Foundation prioritize and center equity and justice.
- Collaborating and coordinating with other Foundation staff members and departments, including the Foundation’s Program Team, Communications Team, and Research, Evaluation, & Learning Team.
- Supporting the development and implementation of project strategies and workplans, including maintaining a holistic understanding of various projects, timelines, deliverables, and due dates to ensure the timely completion of all tasks.
- Conceiving, planning, and facilitating Foundation-led convenings and special events.
- Attending conferences and other events in support of the President & CEO and Foundation-related interests.
- Taking on other activities as assigned, which may include preparing presentations, drafting speeches, and creating talking points for speaking engagements.
Who You Are
You are a pragmatic, results-oriented, and hands-on public health professional. You are optimistic, thoughtful, curious, organized, and personable. You are excited about advancing equitable, systems-level public health change, and have the patience and experience required to navigate the complex politics and circumstances necessary to achieve this goal. In addition, you are:
- Mission-driven: You want to make a difference and have experience in successfully leading equity and justice-related work. You are a thought leader in creating and promoting systems-level solutions across the social determinants of health and equity.
- Passionate: You have a strong commitment to public health, racial equity, and the work of de Beaumont Foundation. You are particularly passionate about enacting systems-level change in public health systems, and have the energy, patience, and tenacity required to move that work forward.
- Driven: You are an energetic “go-getter” that takes initiative and makes things happen. You can take the seed of an idea, expand it, enhance it, and run with it. You are eager to take on projects with limited direction and make them your own.
- Skilled with the written word: You are an exceptional writer across an array of technical and narrative writing styles. You can research and write everything from opinion pieces to peer-reviewed studies.
- Results-focused: 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.
- Adaptable: You are comfortable in a work environment that pivots quickly to respond to the needs of the organization and the field. You can move quickly and nimbly from one project to another, handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, marshal resources, and manage expectations and timelines to achieve results.
- A 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.
- A critical thinker: You examine programs and activities with a critical eye, striving to constantly improve effectiveness and equity. You know how to quickly synthesize information and draw out the key points that should be shared with colleagues and partners.
- A relationship manager: You have an innate understanding of how to manage internal relationships and grow external ones. You know how to handle confidential information, use discretion regarding the information you share both internally and externally, and routinely apply good judgment as to when to involve senior staff and others in decision-making.
- Attentive to detail: You consistently ensure materials and communications are accurate (both content and grammar), precise, and completed on time.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree required. MPH, MPP, MSW, or MPA preferred and three to five years of relevant work experience, particularly within the public health field
- Strong knowledge of and belief in the principles of equity, justice, community power, and systems-level change
- Ability to research, synthesize, and convey information in a timely fashion and share relevant information, input, and recommendations
- Excellent diplomatic skills and communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation), including the ability to manage up and take on informal leadership roles
- Strong organization and project management skills, including the ability to see the big picture, manage small details, and create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
- Strong knowledge of the social determinants and structural drivers of health (and health inequity)
- Self-motivated, decisive, and able to adapt to change and competing demands
- Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization
- Proven ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic work environment that is responsive to evolving public health needs
- Strong understanding of confidentiality and the ability to handle sensitive information appropriately
- Proven ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders
- Strong work ethic and commitment to high standards of excellence coupled with an enthusiastic approach to work
- Proficient with using the Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
This position is full-time and based in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. The de Beaumont Foundation generally utilizes a hybrid work model, with employees working in the office on some days and from home on others; individual work schedules are set with supervisors. However, a few Foundation staff are fully remote, and a full-time remote work arrangement can be negotiated for the right candidate. All de Beaumont employees are required to attend quarterly all-staff meetings at the office in Bethesda.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. The salary range is $70,000 to $80,000. The Foundation also offers excellent benefits and a collegial work environment.
To apply, upload your resume and cover letter that includes your salary expectations as a single attachment to www.ThePublicHealthNetwork.com by August 1, 2022.
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 29, 2022
Application deadline: August 1, 2022