Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Program Officer assists in developing, managing and evaluating a portfolio of grants and initiatives aligned with the core values and strategic vision of the Healthy Communities Foundation. The Foundation’s grantmaking framework is composed of four strategies that include: access to quality health care; addressing the social determinants of health; advocating for policies and systems change that impact health; and augmenting knowledge through capacity-building, learning and other health-related initiatives.
The Program Officer will serve as Foundation lead for initiatives, strategies and programs related to safety-net healthcare systems like Medicaid and/or mental health. This role serves as a primary liaison of the Healthy Communities Foundation and as such, the position is responsive to and visible in the community. The Program Officer interacts regularly with team members, grant-making colleagues, existing and potential grantees, and community and health stakeholders to collaborate and further the Foundation’s priorities. This position will focus on the southern portion of the HCF service area, in communities that include the southwest sides of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of Burbank, Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, Justice, and Summit/Argo. The Program Officer is expected to develop and maintain a variety of relationships in the community, and a knowledge base of current trends, activities and changes within the community at-large that are relevant to the strategic goals of the Foundation.
The Program Officer must be a flexible and collaborative team player requiring minimal supervision and must approach their work from an assets- and solution-focused perspective. A strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission and those it serves is essential. The ability to maintain the highest level of trust and confidentiality with regards to Foundation, Board, grantmaking and those we serve are necessary to the role.
Please send via email a brief yet descriptive cover letter that provides an overview of your “fit” with the Program Officer position and Healthy Communities Foundation as well as a resume to email@example.com.
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