Issue Mobilization Manager

This role is responsible for maintaining and coordinating a network of individual and organizational partners to work together on major health issues facing the state, helping to bring to life KHF’s new “issue mobilization” efforts.

Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Title: Issue Mobilization Manager
Supervisor: Director of Institutional Partnerships and Issue Mobilization
Supervises: No direct reports
Travel Requirements: Approximately 20% of time may be dedicated to in-state travel, with occasional out of state travel for training or business.


KHF has recently adopted a new strategic framework that will require KHF and its partners to work more collaboratively and strategically than ever before. Significant financial resources will be deployed to encourage innovation and collective focus on specific, key issues facing Kansas. For example, KHF’s first “issue mobilization fund” likely will focus on hunger and food insecurity. Future issue mobilization funds could focus on mental health access, Black infant mortality or economic mobility.

Never has KHF used significant financial resources to mobilize our partners to work in concert, focused on the same health challenge and with expectations of major progress on these key civic issues.

The issue mobilization manager will be a key player in this effort.

Who we are looking for

This opportunity is for an outgoing, self-starter with experience and passion for bringing together organizations and individuals to tackle adaptive challenges facing Kansas communities. The ideal candidate:

  • Is confident in their abilities, but always looking to learn more.
  • Thrives in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Has a flexible mindset, with the ability to change course and adapt to changing environments and work processes.
  • Has a passion for the Foundation’s key purpose to empower Kansas to lead the nation in health.
  • Has at least three years’ experience working or volunteering in Kansas civic life. While the successful applicant doesn’t need to be an expert in all civic issues, we are looking for evidence that improving our state and your community is important to you.

Job Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Director of Institutional Partnerships and Issue Mobilization to design and launch an initiative to mobilize our partners to work in concert, focused on the same health challenge and with expectations of major progress on these key civic issues.
  • Works across the organization to develop a process to track, connect and engage network partners around key health matters.
  • Works in collaboration with state and partner organizations to assure timelines and projects are completed in a timely manner.
  • Help design how financial resources are deployed and assure partners are held accountable for appropriate use of resources.
  • Coordinates partner participation in a digital hub that will include policy updates and plans/ideas built by the partner network.
  • Works in collaboration with staff and network partners to raise additional funds to further mobilize Kansans to address selected health challenge.


  • A combination of relevant work experience, training and educational coursework, or a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or public health.
  • At least two years of applied experience working with project management and/or coordinating networks of individuals and organizations.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a high degree of initiative and willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Proven ability to work with a team in a highly-collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work under pressure, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines, all while maintaining key attention to detail.
  • A professional and positive attitude.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds on occasion.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package. Salary determined by candidate’s level of experience.
  • Insurance and benefits in addition to salary:
    • Retirement plan
    • Health, dental and vision insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Flexible spending account
    • Paid time off

Application Process

Applications should be submitted through the Kansas Health Foundation’s website,  The KHF Careers page allows applicants to select their job of interest, learn more about the position, and then click the “Apply” button on the job posting. Applicants will be asked to complete and submit a short form (as seen below), and upload a resume and cover letter. Once the application is submitted and received, applicants will receive an e-mail confirmation.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those who apply by May 12, 2023.

The Kansas Health Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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About the Kansas Health Foundation

The Kansas Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. We work each day to pursue three major goals: to empower Kansas to lead the nation in health; to eliminate the inequities that lead to major health disparities; and, to be the THE model of philanthropic impact. To achieve these aims, KHF uses a wide range of strategies, including grantmaking, policy efforts, impact investments and strategic communication.

KHF knows to make progress on the major health issues impacting Kansas, we must partner with numerous organizations and individuals. For that reason, KHF actively cultivates relationships with nonprofit organizations, the business community, municipalities, universities, faith communities, public school districts, elected officials, advocacy groups, community coalitions and local institutions.

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