Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) is the nation’s largest private nonprofit organization funding research to prevent, treat, and cure hearing loss. For over 60 years, HHF has helped to establish some of the most important and innovative treatments for hearing loss and other related conditions. We are currently looking for a few exceptional individuals to join our team.

Experienced Board Members


The Board of Directors of Hearing Health Foundation is responsible for the leadership and governance of the organization, ensuring financial health and stability in order to achieve the mission. The Board works in partnership with the CEO to set the strategic direction of the organization, while the CEO has primary oversight of day-to-day operations.

HHF recently completed a five year strategic plan that outlines the organizations goals and objectives. This plan serves as the initial roadmap that will guide our efforts to raise at least $50 million over the next ten years. The success of the plan is based on a focused commitment from each board member and the staff working together to deliver measurable results.

Specific Board Member expectations include:

Leadership, Governance, and Oversight

  • Serving as trusted adviser to the CEO and assisting with implementation of the strategic plan
  • Review metrics for evaluating impact and assess performance and results delivered
  • Approving HHF’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Reviewing meeting agenda and becoming knowledgeable of supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Attending and participating in meetings on a regular basis, and at special events as able; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Serving and contributing to the work of committees, task forces, and ad-hoc committees
  • Assisting the CEO and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other board members
  • Ensuring HHF’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities HHF serves

Fund Development

Hearing Health Foundation Board members will consider HHF a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that HHF can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, HHF expects to have 100 percent of Board members make an annual contribution.


It is an exciting time to be part of the Hearing Health Foundation Board of Directors, which is currently comprised of 10 members including people with a direct connection to hearing loss, executives from corporations that serve the hearing loss community, researchers and medical professionals, and people with professional expertise that is fully leveraged by the organization.

To support this effort HHF is looking for candidates that have a background or expertise in any of the following:

  • Experience serving on a board or working with volunteers
  • Nonprofit fund development, such as corporate funding resources and grant opportunities
  • Private sector new business development
  • Marketing and communications experience with knowledge of digital
  • Building local grass-roots communities

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, public sector philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • A commitment to and understanding of HHF with personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for HHF’s vision and goals

If interested, please contact

Communications/Marketing Intern


HHF seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist the Foundation's communications and marketing manager. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain depth and breadth of experience within an established national nonprofit organization. Read one's intern's experience at HHF: Summers With HHF Are Well Spent

Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Communications: Drafting and editing blog posts, magazine articles, web and social media; assist with media outreach; drafting factsheets and other marketing collateral.
  • Website: Draft website content and provide website performance tracking and analysis.
  • Social Media: Assist in developing and implementing social media strategy and performance analysis.
  • Donor Communications: Research and draft donor-centric communications materials; assist with thank you calls to donors and other items as needed.
  • Other: Other projects will be assigned based off the intern's proven area of expertise, skill level, and projects pertinent to the Foundation.


  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit Management, or other relevant major)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (advance knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Proficiency in social media (advance knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Previous internship or experience working in an office setting preferred
  • Professional telephone demeanor
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral skills
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

Additional Information

  • 10-15 hours a week with flexibility.
  • Minimum of three months with potential extension for six month position.
  • Travel stipend is provided.

TO APPLY -- please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and two short writing samples for the "Communications / Marketing Intern" position to:

Hearing Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Social Media/Digital Communications Intern


Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) seeks a Social Media/Digital Communications Intern who will contribute to the development and implementation of a multi-platform online strategy. Working closely with HHF’s marketing team, the intern will be exposed to all aspects of HHF’s digital communications strategy and have the opportunity to develop experience within an established national nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Assist with the implementation of HHF’s social media strategy.
  • Develop or assist on digital content including blog posts, press releases, e-mail blasts, and social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
  • Assist with the maintenance of content on HHF’s website
  • Help monitor, enhance, and grow HHF’s social media presence on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Assist with editorial calendar management and influencer outreach.
  • Assist with social media metrics reporting, utilizing tools such as Facebook Analytics, Twitter Analytics, HootSuite, etc.
  • Identify opportunities for HHF to build its social media presence.
  • Assist with assessing and analyzing HHF’s competitive social media performance.
  • Flag emerging trends in the digital space and provide recommendations on execution.


  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit Management, or other relevant major)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail a must.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Squarespace and HTML/CSS
  • Experience using an email marketing platform such as Online Express, MailChimp, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, or similar
  • Experience with writing for online consumption (blogging, press releases etc.).
  • Must be an avid and sophisticated consumer and user of social media, and have familiarity and experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and other platforms.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Self-motivated, ability to multi-task, responsible, flexible and meet deadlines.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker, creative, and innovative.

Additional Information

  • 10-15 hours a week with flexibility.
  • Minimum of one-semester commitment with potential extension
  • Commuting stipend is provided.

TO APPLY -- please email a Cover Letter, Resume and a short writing sample for the “Social Media /Digital Communications” Intern position to:

If providing a writing sample, please provide one of the following:

  • Examples of blogs and/or social media posts developed for business purposes.
  • Provide a short-story that is 2-5 pages in length that demonstrates creativity.
  • Provide a paper 2-5 pages in length that is an analysis and demonstrates critical thinking skills.

Hearing Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.