Posted on December 11, 2012
Grantmakers In Health
Grantmakers In Health - Program Associate
The program associate is responsible for one or more health program areas related to GIH’s priorities. The work includes analysis, writing, and organizing meetings and activities that relate to the work of health grantmakers. Substantive expertise in one or more areas of health is required, along with a willingness to tackle specific issues that are a priority for GIH. A graduate degree in a health-related field, or equivalent experience, is strongly preferred. In addition, priority will be given to candidates with five or more years of work experience in health-related areas. The position reports to the president and CEO, through the vice president for program and strategy.
- Program Development: Formulate and execute long-range strategies for creatively sharing information with grantmakers and policymakers. Convene meetings and oversee annual meeting sessions. Maintain web page(s) on key issue areas.
- Analysis and Writing: Research and write about public health and health policy issues and foundation programs. Prepare long and short documents on a timely basis for professional audiences. Write proposals as directed by executive staff.
- Technical Assistance: Respond to grantmakers’ requests, providing direct technical assistance on both programmatic and operational issues.
- Special Projects: Work with senior staff to implement special projects.
- External Relations: Represent GIH at public functions as needed to communicate about the organization and the work of health philanthropy. Give presentations on topics of expertise.
A graduate degree in a health-related field, or equivalent experience, is strongly preferred. In addition, priority will be given to candidates with five or more years of work experience in health-related areas. Candidates should have: a proven track record of program development, excellent writing skills, the ability to work independently as part of a team of professionals; substantive expertise in one or more areas of health, and a willingness to tackle specific issues that are a priority for GIH. Knowledge of foundation operations or of behavioral health issues is desirable.
The position will remain open until filled. Please send a resume and a 2 to 5-page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Grantmakers In Health
Attention: Sue Jonas
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Grantmakers In Health is an equal opportunity employer.