Director of Field Building

    Build Healthy Places Network
    March 7, 2019
    San Francisco


    The Build Healthy Places Network is seeking a creative and equity-focused strategist with exceptional writing, research, and networking skills to lead our national field building operation through communications, engagement, and surveillance/learning of national trends in community development and health.

    The Director of Field Building will ensure that the Network delivers high quality activities and content in line with its Field Building Strategy nationally, including:

    • Communications work to identify promising practices and curate resources for work at the intersection of community development and health, create tools for effective cross-sector collaboration, share effective practices online and in presentations and training
    • Engagement work to reach out to new audiences in the health and community development sectors, work with state and national initiatives to increase cross-sector connections
    • Surveillance & Learning work to stay abreast of current needs, issues, and innovations through engagement with communities and experts in the field, produce analyses and synthesis documents/products, and build high level support for cross-sector work

    We are seeking someone who is creative, deeply committed to advancing equity, and excited about embracing an evolving set of responsibilities and opportunities as the organization grows.

    The Network is a young organization dedicated to innovation and continued growth while improving the health and well-being of people living in our most under-resourced communities. To accomplish this, we recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, sexual-orientation, etc. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.

    We are housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. PHI is at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

    • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position based in San Francisco, CA.
    • This position is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous time off.

    How to Apply

    • To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link.
    • In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.