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OrganizationSusan Necci
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineDecember 30, 2016
College Degree Required?Yes
PhoneNo phone calls please.


Position Summary:

The Program Officer is responsible for reviewing and monitoring grant proposals as well as monitoring grants. In addition, the Program Officer will engage in program development, grant process development and review, community events and issues exploration, publications and community and grantee relations.

Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to:

Skills Required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, a focused listener
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and manage projects assigned through completion; meets deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a collaborative team member
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and effectively resolve potential issues through creative problem solving; recommends best practices
  • Ability to inspire and motivate constituents; transparent
  • Ability to balance multiple requirements of internal and external constituents with flexibility and a steady temperament
  • Ability to work creatively and with flexibility in a fast paced environment while maintaining high work standards
  • Ability to develop rapport and engender trust working with diverse audiences and constituencies
  • Exhibits a positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Effective negotiation skills

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree, required
  • Master of Public Health, highly desirable
  • 5+ years of demonstrated non-profit, philanthropic experience, required
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of non-profits, philanthropy and healthcare, required
  • Experience with donor and grant making software (i.e. Raiser’s Edge and Foundant), required


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the primary job responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job responsibilities.

Travel: Minimal

Additional Info

Primary Job Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, each primary job responsibility must be performed satisfactorily.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the primary job responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Grantmaking/Grant Management – With guidance from the board and senior management, coordinates grants processes develops and participates in grantee communications; reviews grant applications and assists with recommendations to Grants Committee and the Board of Directors; monitors grants.

  • Works with applicants to clarify parameters/procedures and provides technical assistance those submitting proposals.
  • Produces grant agreements, progress reports, payment requests and documentation of communications with grantees/potential grantees.
  • As appropriate, presents to department staff meetings and to board/grants committees.
  • Assembles grant packets for review by grants committee. Reports and shares information with grants committee. Participates in committees/work teams to support the organization.

Community Engagement – Serves as Foundation liaison on community boards and committees.

  • Participates in business/chamber activities and/or civic organizations to learn more about community efforts and to share Foundation information.
  • Cultivates and develops diverse, authentic, respectful, trusting relationships with community residents and key stakeholders. Works to facilitate emergence of the voice of community members. Understands power dynamics and community decision making.
  • Identifies, develops and brokers partnerships among community organizations and stakeholders to facilitate and encourage collaborations and cooperative responses to community needs.
  • Organizes, manages and facilitates collaborative projects including issues-based focus groups, working groups and collaboratives designed to address specific issues.

Capacity Building – Serves as an advisor for continuous learning for broader and extended impact.

  • Identifies modes of grantee support beyond direct grant making.
  • Connects grantees to technical assistance, marketing and capacity building providers and partners.
  • Research/Impact Analysis – Conducts research to identify needs, service gaps, and/or areas of potential improvement in service delivery, capacity building, and other issues of importance to the Foundation.
  • Cultivates special knowledge of trends in philanthropy, and developments in fields related to Foundation priorities and devises and proposes action plans to address.
  • Assists in the evaluation of the Foundation’s impact and organizational assessment.
  • Organizes issues exploration sessions and facilitates exchange of information between Foundation and stakeholders, nonprofits, private partners and other foundations.

Internal Agency Engagement – Engages in activities that support the overall success of the Foundation.

  • Attends and actively participates in departmental meetings, activities and events. Reviews meeting minutes if unable to attend.
  • Assists the Director of Communications in developing grantee stories and announcements, and supports grantee communication and marketing.
  • Sits on regional committees and boards. Attends regional meetings, conferences of professional associations.