Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky: Communications Director

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky seeks an experienced Communications Director to oversee and strengthen the Foundation’s communications.  Reporting to the CEO, the Communications Director is a member of the Foundation’s leadership team at an exciting time of transformation within the Foundation and in the larger Kentucky health services community.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is an endowed public charity whose mission is to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity.

The position calls for a seasoned communications professional with excellent strategic and creative skills, and the ability to understand complex policy issues in the Foundation’s priority areas and clearly communicate them to a variety of audiences. The role calls for broad experience in communications, including a thorough understanding of institutional branding, media relations and digital media engagement.

Effective communications efforts are critical to understanding and informing important public policy debates on health issues affecting Kentucky.  The Communications Director will be responsible for assessing, revising and implementing a communications strategy to advance the Foundation’s mission, strengthen our brand and support our continuing efforts to promote health policies that improve access to care, reduce health disparities and promote health equity.  The Communications Director will oversee and inform Foundation communications to assure that they support the Foundation’s key relationships with the philanthropic sector, the media, policy makers, the Foundation’s own Board of Directors and Community Advisory Committee, grantees, as well as other external and internal stakeholders and the general public.

Responsibilities:

Mission/Values

  • Ensure that all internal and external communication plans, policies, procedures, and practices reflect and seek to advance the Foundation’s mission, vision and values.

Communication

  • Update, modify and implement a comprehensive communications strategy that articulates the Foundation’s mission and philanthropic priorities.
  • Develop relationships in a broad range of media to assist the Foundation in increasing the audience for and response to Foundation-funded research on health policy matters.
  • Manage any external communications vendors effectively and within the communications budget.
  • Manage the Foundation “brand” and associated collateral materials to enhance the Foundation’s unique identity and build internal and external awareness of the Foundation’s approach and priorities.
  • Develop and manage the content, design, writing, and production of all print and electronic publications, including the annual report, website, and updates on Foundation community and grantee activity, issue area publications, event promotional materials, and announcements/press releases.
  • Support the Foundation’s efforts to build local, regional, and national awareness, recognition and use of findings of Foundation-funded research and demonstration projects to inform local and state level planning and decision-making.
  • Manage the publication of such findings from all Foundation sources.
  • Support the Foundation’s efforts to build local, regional, and national awareness and recognition of innovative programs and services that it supports through grantmaking, funded research and demonstration projects.
  • Coordinate proactive and reactive relations with the media and advise the Foundation staff, Board members and Community Advisory Committee on media relations.

Support Foundation staff in their efforts to develop presentations and publications showcasing the work of the Foundation and of Foundation grantees.

Collaboration

Assist the Foundation’s CEO and program staff to:

  • Leverage the Foundation’s local, regional, and national philanthropic presence and that of its grantees and partners.
  • Engage and collaborate with other foundations, organizations, and government agencies that relate to the Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Represent the Foundation in the community on national, state, and local committees as appropriate to advance the Foundation’s work.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Community Advisory Committee and subcommittees as needed.

Supervision

  • Reports to the CEO of the Foundation.  May work on a day-to-day basis with all members of Program staff. Works in concert with Grants Manager/Communications Associate.
  • Provides program monitoring of media grant relationships (currently, Kentucky Educational Television, Institute for Rural Journalism and Louisville Public Media)

Experience:

The Foundation seeks to retain an individual with:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Significant experience in marketing, public relations, public affairs,  media or advocacy communications or a related field in the corporate, government, and/or not-for-profit sectors. Varied and broad experience is preferred.
  • Expertise in a broad range of marketing or journalist activities such as effective writing, publishing, and/or multimedia communications and associated tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences.
  • A supportive management style that fosters trust through clear and open communication and communication of a clear sense of direction.
  • Leadership qualities of flexibility, diplomacy, empathy, creative problem-solving and inclusion.
  • Experience or strong familiarity with health-related public interest and public policy communities at the state, regional and national levels
  • Proficiency in electronic communications, including supervision of website development and maintenance; communications software, social and other electronic media.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze critically and translate ideas and insights into action through clear, cohesive and practical programs and plans.
  • Commitment to the development and execution of strategy and messaging.
  • Effective experience in collaboration and teamwork.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Foundation.

To Apply:

Those interested in applying for this position should e-mail a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: mshircliffe@healthy-ky.org with “Communications Director” in the subject line or mail materials to:

Mary Jo Shircliffe
Vice President, Operations and Administration
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223

 

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QSR Automations: Director of Marketing

About Us

QSR Automations is a leading provider of innovative automation technology for the hospitality industry worldwide.  QSR designs and markets advanced software and hardware products, including advanced kitchen management technology, that enable companies to effectively enhance the productivity of their hospitality business.

 

Position

QSR Automations has an immediate opening for an exceptional individual in the role of Director of Marketing.

 

Role:

The Director of Marketing is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Oversees development and implementation of support materials in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. Directs and leads the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations staff including any outside advertising agency staff.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of:
    • a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the organization’s brand and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications; and,
    • all organization marketing, communications and public relations activities and materials including publications, media relations, client acquisition and so forth.
  • Maintain and oversee all branding materials within organization to ensure branding consistency including the appearance of all electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc.
  • Manage and serve as the main point of contact for any outside advertising agencies to maintain strong ROI on all campaigns.
  • Manage and serve as the main point of contact for all trade show coordination.
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all sales collateral.
  • Coordinate media interest in the Organization and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Coordinate all media buys.
  • Oversee graphic design team and provide creative direction as needed.
  • Implement a short and long-term social media strategy for all products.
  • Oversee and report on all SEO trends.
  • Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/ public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance

 

Requirements and Desired Traits:

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, and hiring, training, developing, supervising personnel
  • Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media.
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of both print and digital materials and publications.
  • Agency experience a big plus
    • Strong oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
    • Bachelors degree in journalism, marketing, public relations preferred. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable
    • Experience in marketing, communications, or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably with clear understanding of the restaurant or hospitality industry

Email submissions to ASonntag@qsrautomations.com.