Health Policy & Communications Specialist

25 Feb, 2020


Health Policy & Communications Specialist

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
Washington, DC
NIHCM Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic team player to develop and implement communications strategies and programming in support of our mission of improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the U.S. health care system. Core responsibilities include:


  • Increasing the visibility and impact of our programming through effective communications
  • Working in partnership with the team to develop and disseminate our health policy and research portfolio to key stakeholders
  • Measuring program impact and identifying lessons learned to continually improve NIHCM programs


Position Description


  • Communications Strategy – work closely with the leadership team to develop and manage the Foundation’s communications strategy, informed by data on audience engagement
  • Writing and Editing
    • Write and edit external communications, including event invitations, newsletters, grant and award announcements, press releases and other products
    • Manage and maintain the Foundation website, including a website redesign, and manage email marketing
    • Manage and develop content for social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn; maintain and grow social media presence
  • Data Visualization – work with policy team on design and dissemination of data visualization products
  • Marketing & Outreach – coordinate the marketing of Foundation events, grants and awards to maximize event attendance and award and grant submissions; maintain and expand the Foundation’s database of key audience contacts
  • New Channels of Distribution – identify new communications and marketing opportunities to raise the visibility of Foundation programs, including partnerships with peer organizations
  • Awards Support – assist with the Digital Media, Print, and Television & Radio Journalism Awards
  • Monitor Health Plan News – monitor NIHCM and partner health plans in the news; serve as a liaison with health plan communications teams in promoting NIHCM’s work
  • Program Support – advise the journalism and research grant programs to enhance the impact of the Foundation and its grantees
  • Media Relations – maintain and build strong relationships with journalists and researchers




  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, public policy, public health, journalism, public relations or related field
  • Prior experience in health policy field
  • Strong written and verbal communications; proven track record of success in delivering high-quality communications materials in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and desire to work as a member of a highly interactive team
  • Positive attitude and interest in health care
  • Experience with content management systems, Photoshop, InDesign and other Adobe products desired


Salary commensurate with skills, education and experience. Excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; vacation, holiday, and sick leave; retirement plan; wellness benefit.

Send cover letter, resume and a short writing sample (1-2 pages) to nihcm[at] with the subject line “Communications Specialist.”

Job posted: 2020-02-25