Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 04, 2020
Oct 03, 2020
Health, Research, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time



Palo Alto, California

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in the search for a Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications will ensure that communications is a strategic function embedded in all of the Foundation’s work, and that the Foundation’s approach to communications will be transformative and a catalyst for change, providing fresh and innovative communication tools for its internal and external constituencies.

The Senior Vice President will be a thought leader and key strategic advisor to the Foundation’s President, senior leadership, and board, and will be charged with creating a clear strategic communications strategy that will position  the Foundation as an indispensable partner on children’s health, both in its work to raise philanthropic support and in its Programs and Partnerships department. The Senior Vice President will promote and protect the Foundation’s brand and reputation among external and internal constituents and ensure strategic alignment among all communications deployed across multiple platforms and audiences. The Senior Vice President will also support and build momentum and develop the case and supporting collateral for the Foundation’s current fundraising campaign.

This senior leader will serve on the Foundation’s executive team as the expert on strategic communications and will use strategies to advance the Foundation’s philanthropic priorities, help to expand engagement, particularly with current and prospective large gift donors to garner financial support for maternal and pediatric care and research in partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, a wholly independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to improve the health and well-being of children and expectant mothers by fundraising on behalf of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the child and maternal health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Opened in 1991, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, the 361-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Its centers provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain and behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy and newborn, pulmonary, orthopedics and sports medicine, and transplant. It also provides an additional, wide range of services for babies, children, and pregnant mothers.

Stanford University School of Medicine is a premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, collaborative discoveries, and innovation. The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10 medical schools, integrating research, medical education, patient care, and community service.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health believes that a workforce comprised of people from different backgrounds and experiences makes it better at what it does. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that the Foundation team brings to its work and the workplace represents a significant part of not only its culture, but the Foundation’s reputation as well. The Foundation’s diversity initiatives are reflected in its practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development, training, promotions, transfers, social and recreational programs, layoffs, terminations, and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and supports teamwork and employee participation.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of relevant or comparable experiences in communications, public affairs, journalism or related fields, including managing others. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health to elevate the priority of children's health.