Employment Opportunities

At the de Beaumont Foundation a small but dedicated team of professionals are working to transform the practice of public health through strategic and engaged grantmaking. Our people bring a diverse range of knowledge and expertise in public health, research and evaluation, learning, policy, and philanthropy to all of the Foundation’s work. Our office is located in downtown Bethesda, MD, directly across the street from the Bethesda Metro Station.


Director of Communications

The de Beaumont Foundation is a private foundation based in Bethesda, MD.  The Foundation is committed to improving the work of the nation’s public health agencies, building cross-sector partnerships to improve community health, and strengthening the “voice” of public health to build greater awareness and support.

Position Overview

The newly created Director of Communications will be an important contributor to strategic decision-making as well as our work with funded programs.  The Director will develop and implement a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy consistent with the Foundation’s mission and strategic goals.

Primary Responsibilities

This individual will be responsible for articulating the Foundation’s brand, for managing all communications across all programs, and for advancing the visibility of the Foundation and its programs to appropriate audiences.

To do this, the Director will:

  • Serve as brand ambassador by developing and prioritizing key Foundation messaging and effective communications objectives for the Foundation and its programs.
  • Develop and execute a strategic marketing and communications plan to drive brand strategy, promote Foundation programs, reports, and recommendations, and define appropriate target audiences.
  • Promote the Foundation’s expertise and program accomplishments among target audiences using a range of tools and tactics such as social media, public speaking, media relations, and other strategic opportunities.
  • Assist in identifying key contacts outside of the Foundation who can be instrumental in disseminating and amplifying the work of The de Beaumont Foundation and its grantees.
  • Develop and maintain the Foundation’s editorial calendar.
  • Manage the design and writing of all Foundation communications, including an e-newsletter, marketing materials, issue-specific reports, and periodic reports on the Foundation’s accomplishments.
  • Manage content, design, structure, and navigation for the Foundation’s website and track key analytics.
  • Maintain the Foundation’s social media communications, including blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Conduct media outreach activities as needed, using external support resources as necessary.
  • Coordinate and provide oversight to outside vendors used to support the Foundation’s communications efforts.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a minimum of eight (8) years’ communications experience including marketing and communications planning, implementation, and measurement, development and execution of multi-channel campaigns. They are an experienced communications professional who thrives in a dynamic environment, is proactive, and takes personal ownership of all communications and marketing projects. This position requires a minimum. A Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or a related area is preferred.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in strategic marketing and communications, including brand management and stakeholder engagement across multiple strategic communications channels. Experience in creating and implementing content for websites, blog posts, social media, storytelling, presentations, talking points, and other outreach materials is a necessity.

Requirements

  • Experience in developing and maintaining an organization’s brand identity.
  • Excellent oral, written, and online communication skills and demonstrated ability to translate technical information and complex concepts and statistics into accessible and compelling materials.
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects in collaboration with multiple points of contact, including in-house staff, consultants, and outside vendors.
  • Ability to navigate relationships with partner organizations, grantees, government agencies, and others to align approaches where multiple brands and objectives are involved.
  • Ability to effectively work with, and provide counsel to, other members of the senior management team, advisory groups, and the board of directors.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • A proven track record effectively engaging a range of stakeholder audiences from policymakers, influencers, and practitioners to the public.
  • Experience in developing multimedia and other innovative approaches for communicating public health-related and/or social change messages.
  • Experience with web, email, and social media communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and other web-based applications. Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is a plus.

Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirements to moyer@debeaumont.org.


Administrative Professional

Come join a small, collegial team working to improve the practice of public health through strategic and engaged grantmaking. The de Beaumont Foundation believes that a strong public health system is essential. In your role as Administrative Professional, you will have the opportunity to work with senior leaders and support efforts to build the capacity and stature of the public health workforce, encourage collaboration between health departments, and improve communication with the public.

Position Summary:

The Foundation seeks an organized, detail-oriented, administrative professional with excellent oral and written communication and time management skills. Comfort interacting with board members, grantees, and executive staff is expected. This person will perform a wide range of administrative and office support activities for the Foundation and provide key support to the Foundation’s senior leadership. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level administrative support to the Foundation’s senior team
  • Assist COO with monthly bookkeeping activities including payables and receivables and expense tracking
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments for leadership
  • Conduct issue and background research as needed
  • Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, memos and emails
  • Coordinate trips and make travel arrangements for all staff and board members, as needed
  • Record, compile, transcribe and distribute meeting reports/minutes
  • Provide administrative and logistics support for events and meetings, as needed
  • Prepare and distribute materials for board and committee meetings
  • Maintain collateral and other communications materials
  • Update and maintain mailing lists and manage mass mailings/communications
  • Serve as liaison with IT support
  • Maintain office technology inventory
  • Coordinate office equipment maintenance
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system and compile or retrieve documents as needed
  • Maintain office supply inventories
  • Answer, screen and transfer inbound phone calls
  • Receive and direct visitors
  • General clerical duties requiring independent analysis, judgment and knowledge of Foundation functions and systems
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence and post outgoing mail 

Qualifications:

  • Strong administrative and clerical skills including experience and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications (Microsoft Office) and experience with general office equipment (e.g. fax, photocopier, postage machine )
  • Ability to analyze, think critically and explain clearly
  • Ability to do careful, precise work; detail oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines; self-disciplined, self-starting, ability to work without supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills and project management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of experience working in a corporate or nonprofit work environment in an administrative position combined with complementary education is preferred
  • Nonprofit and/or foundation experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and accounting applications (Bill.com, Nexonia, Intacct) preferred

Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirements to moyer@debeaumont.org.


The de Beaumont Foundation offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial work environment.

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.