The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is dedicated to Keeping Healthcare Human. The Foundation has a small staff,  a wide reach and ambitions to grow. We work to ensure that healthcare professionals provide patient care that is as compassionate as it is technologically sophisticated. We are well known throughout the U.S. in academic medical education and have recently expanded our programs into nursing colleges and to other health providers in training and in practice.

Employment opportunities

Development and Communications Associate

We are seeking an energetic, detailed-oriented Development and Communications Associate willing to be involved in all phases of our external affairs.

Job Description:

The Development and Communications Associate supports the fundraising, development and communications efforts of the External Affairs team at The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, including gift entry and database management; special event administration and planning; donor stewardship for a $3 million annual fundraising campaign; and key support of external marketing and communications strategies.

This position is based at The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s office in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, just minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

The Development and Communications Associate will report jointly to the Chief Development Officer and the Director of Development and will work closely with other staff, especially the Director of Communications.

Only individuals with demonstrated database and event-planning experience will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the implementation of an annual development plan that incorporates a range of strategies, including board/advisor gifts, annual appeals, major donors, and grants;
  • Manages the administrative aspects of fundraising and development initiatives, including data entry into Raiser’s Edge, reporting, donor acknowledgments, and database management;
  • Coordinates the planning and execution of several cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events each year, including an annual gala;
  • Assists in the production of appeal campaigns and other fundraising communications and strategies;
  • Assists in prospect research and the grant process
  • Assists in the identification and cultivation of major donors;
  • Supports and assists in external communications including, but not limited to, website, printed materials, press releases, email marketing and social media;
  • Works with all members of the Gold Foundation team in supporting foundation initiatives;
    Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • 1-3 years of relevant fundraising/communications experience;
  • Familiarity with database systems, ideally Raiser’s Edge;
  • Large-scale special event-planning experience;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and
  • PowerPoint, with social media and email marketing experience a plus;Impeccable organizational skills with great attention to detail;
  • Ability to “manage up” and help keep fundraising and communications priorities and deadlines on track for several staff members;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines;
  • Strong judgment and decision making
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send resume with cover letter and salary range/requirements via e-mail to

Resumes without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. No calls, please.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday to Friday


Communications Associate

Do you believe that humanism is essential to good healthcare?

At The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, we do. As a nonprofit organization, we work to ensure humanism is infused into healthcare. Compassion, respect, good listening, collaboration – these are not simply nice to have when you are sick or hurting. They are not extras. They are critical.

Join us in this mission by becoming our new Communications Associate.

We are seeking someone who believes deeply in our work – a humanistic, enthusiastic communications professional who can juggle multiple projects and keep them on track. The ideal candidate will know their way around both semi-colons and tweets.

The Gold Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, just outside of New York City. We are a small, busy team that supports myriad programs, including the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the White Coat Ceremony, councils for medical schools and hospitals, as well as a Gold Corporate Council.

Job Description:

The Communications Associate will amplify the impact of our programs through our website, social media, newsletters, and other channels.

You would help tell the stories of how humanism makes a true difference in healthcare. This would include interviewing our honorees / grantees / champions of humanism and learning about their work and journey, sharing their best practices, and detailing lessons for others.

For example, one of our programs is the Gold Student Summer Fellowships, which funds small grants to medical students to do research or service grants around community health over the summer. As Communications Associate, you would help prepare the web site and social media to announce the opening and closing of applications; create images that promote the opportunity; draft an announcement of the 2020 fellows once they are selected; post the announcement and photos of the fellows in WordPress on our website; draft social media posts to announce the fellows; work with their institutions to encourage them to make separate announcements; and finally work with the fellows to share their exciting projects with our community while in progress and upon completion.

You’d also think through creative ways we could tell their stories in more engaging ways. Perhaps that means having an AMA-type event with the fellows, or handing each fellow control of our Instagram account for one day.

This is just one example of the many programs you would support.

We are excited to amplify our programs’ impact, so we are also looking for ideas and enthusiasm. Our team is small and works closely together, so a helpful professional attitude is essential.

The Communications Associate will report to the Associate Vice President of Communications and work closely with the members of the Program Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Writes announcements about our programs and related events;
  • Updates our website regularly with new announcements, program deadlines, blog posts, etc.;
  • Edits blog posts and other writing;
  • Creates images using Canva for social media campaigns, our website, and other materials;
  • Helps organize and update written materials;
  • Works with the AVP of Communications and the Program Team to develop creative ways to amplify our programs;
  • Creates and executes social media campaigns;
  • Jumps in as needed on other projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;
  • 1-3 years of communications experience;
  • Pro-active and independent worker whom is also a great team member;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Strong writing and editing skill;
  • Experience with social media – especially Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram – and a willingness to learn new platforms;
  • Impeccable organizational skills with great attention to detail;
  • Ability to “manage up” and help keep priorities and deadlines on track;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines;
  • Willingness to learn quickly and jump into new projects;
  • Professional, gracious, and helpful attitude;
  • Optional but helpful: experience with video-editing or production, photography, photo editing, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, email marketing, marketing metrics.

How to Apply:

Please send to

  • Your resume;
  • A cover letter with your salary range and your “superpowers” – those areas in which you excel, as well as areas in which you are interested in growing;
  • Examples of your writing and social media posts. Any other media examples (such as videos, podcasts, newsletters, articles) would be welcome;
  • Three or more ideas for how we can improve our communications at the Gold Foundation;
  • Optional bonus: Find 5+ errors in the Communications Associate posting.

Job Type: Full time with excellent benefits, including health, vision, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and more.

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Volunteer with Us

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is seeking a volunteer to work one day a week (or more) in our office in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. This position is ideal for someone who has already completed their bachelor’s degree and is in a “gap year” before attending medical school or another graduate program.

Volunteering at the Gold Foundation will introduce you to the world of nonprofits through a wide variety of tasks. You will have the opportunity to work with several different departments; interact with Board members, healthcare leaders and donors; aid development in prospect research and appeal letters; assist with programmatic activities, including distributing awards and organizing grants; support communications and marketing efforts through social media; and much more. Specific tasks and assignments are based on each volunteer’s interests and skills.

If you are interested, please email your resume and a cover letter sharing why you are interested in the Gold Foundation and its mission to Diane Asciutto at