Chief of Staff: Healthy Newsworks

Healthy NewsWorks is making a difference in children’s lives. Our health-focused journalism program provides young students in under-resourced schools with skills and confidence that are critical to their
academic success and will help them develop as citizens who can strengthen communities.

Healthy NewsWorks is seeking a Chief of Staff who has strong organizational and project management skills to join a committed team that is focused on significantly expanding our program. The ideal
candidate will not only have the experience and qualifications described below but will be excited about ensuring that as many students as possible gain necessary skills to navigate and succeed in an ever more
demanding world.

The Chief of Staff will work closely with the Executive Director to attain goals articulated in Healthy NewsWorks’ 2023-2027 Strategic Plan, building upon two decades of steady, purposeful development.

The Chief of Staff will play a significant leadership role in fostering community and school partnerships, managing organizational activities, supporting the Board of Directors and Board-led activities, and
working with Healthy NewsWorks staff and consultants on program and strategic plan implementation.

This is a full-time position.


 Jack-of-all-trades, with wide-ranging experience and an eagerness to learn new skills.
 Strategic thinker who is analytical and action-focused in your approach to solving problems.
 Excel at building relationships and networks, with the capacity to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
 Comfortable in front of groups and behind the scenes; thrives on helping others be their best selves.
 Exceptional listening skills, a good sense of humor, flexibility, humility, and an appreciation of community service.


The Chief of Staff will report to the Executive Director and will have the following primary
 Contribute to the execution and continuing development of Healthy NewsWorks’ strategic plan to
realize Healthy NewsWorks’ goals for expansion and programmatic development.
 Oversee a variety of large- and small-scale projects from conception to implementation.
 Support Executive Director with the following: team management, fundraising, event planning, board and advisory board meeting preparation and follow-ups, and volunteer coordination.
 Work with Healthy NewsWorks staff and board to nurture existing and develop new school, community, and business partnerships.
 Perform programmatic and administrative functions to support Healthy NewsWorks. Specific responsibilities will depend on organizational needs and the Chief of Staff’s experience and qualifications.


 At least 5 to 7 years of professional work experience in journalism, education, public health,
business, nonprofits, or related fields.
 Experience in management, operations, and/or project management.
 Demonstrated experience in community service and engagement.
 Strong writing and communications skills.
 Ability to gather information on a range of topics from school data to partnership opportunities.
 Adept at navigating and leveraging multiple technology systems for efficient operations.
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
 Leadership experience in nonprofit organizational development and community outreach.
 Fundraising and/or grant writing experience.
 Master’s degree in journalism, education, public health, business, or nonprofit management.
 Proficiency in Spanish.


The Chief of Staff will work primarily from a remote location but will need to be in the Philadelphia-area community on a regular basis.


This is a salaried, full-time position. Salary range is between $60,000 and $68,000 a year and reflects the successful candidate’s skills, qualifications, and relevant experience. Benefits negotiable.


Please send a resume and cover letter expressing why you are interested in this position and what youwould bring to the position to: Marian Uhlman, Executive Director,


The mission of Healthy NewsWorks is to empower elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding
and literacy through their factual publications and digital media. Healthy NewsWorks is a nonprofit
organization that:
 Equips students with skills of journalism, including those of interviewing, researching, writing,
and discerning facts.
 Focuses on health promotion, including issues that affect personal and public health.
 Promotes health equity, by its focus on schools that serve children from under-resourced
communities and through the work of student journalists.

Healthy NewsWorks is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to have a diverse and inclusiveworkforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and program needs.