At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:
- We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege.
- We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
- We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.
Ideal candidates will connect with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. Further, they will have a broad understanding of health philanthropy; primary care and/or behavioral health; nonprofits; and community-based work.
The Associate Program Officer will be working within the Philanthropy Department, supporting the program officers and senior program officers. This position is responsible for reviewing grant proposals, managing active grants, completing grant reports, and participating in the development and implementation of initiatives. The ideal candidate excels in developing relationships with various constituencies; producing written summaries of information; managing multiple projects with consistency; and exhibits a desire to learn.
Applicants should have an understanding of the low-income communities we exist to serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face issues of inequity. Ideal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and three years’ relevant experience. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Experience in the nonprofit or public sector and experience working in health or related organizations. The philanthropy department spends a great deal of time in the community which requires the Associate Program Officer position a minimum of 25% travel throughout Colorado.