Under the leadership of the Vice President for Grants, the Program Officer assists in developing, managing and evaluating a portfolio of grants and initiatives. The focus of the Program Officer’s work is to seek out investment opportunities that align with Episcopal Health Foundation’s (EHF) goals, outcomes, and strategies. The Program Officer should be knowledgeable of the health system, able to generate insights, and develop actionable recommendations that inform our investment decisions and movement toward our goals. The Program Officer guides organizations through the entire application process, from concept development through presentation of proposals and evaluation results. 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 in support of our goals, outcomes, and strategies.
Carry an assigned portfolio of priority grants
Seek out and/or develop investment opportunities for grantmaking
Respond to inquiries from organizations regarding the Foundation’s grantmaking guidelines
Consult with organizations regarding specific grant proposals to ensure that the proposal meets Foundation guidelines and/or initiative requirements, and is a well-formulated request
Provide assistance to grant seekers and grant recipients organizations, as appropriate, to direct them to other resources for organizational development, funding, program ideas, etc.
Provide management support to EHF’s new projects/initiatives
Use data and research to inform grant decisions; generate proposal ideas
Review all assigned letters of inquiry and full proposals to ensure that required information has been provided. Where needed and appropriate, conduct additional research into the relevant field of interest and/or nonprofit organization
As appropriate, conduct site visits and participate in interviews for each assigned proposal
Prepare proposal analysis including written summaries and recommendations for review and action by the Board’s Program Committee
Monitoring and Evaluation
Maintain data and provide information as needed to support the Impact Division’s development of reports to aggregate evaluation results and communicate the Foundation’s impact in the community
Ensure that paper and computer grant files are complete, accurate and current; maintain statistical information regarding grantmaking activity
Monitor implementation of each grant by requesting and reviewing written evaluations and by conducting site visits to a representative number of grant recipients
Develop and maintain contact with a broad cross section of organizations in the community aligned with EHF’s mission and goals
Support leadership initiatives developed/coordinated by Research and Impact Divisions and the President’s Office
Keep abreast of emerging issues both locally and nationally
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Grants
Demonstrated knowledge of health system and systems thinking
A minimum of three years of post-college experience, some portion in the nonprofit or governmental sector required. Grantmaking experience strongly preferred; desire to work in and with nonprofit health sector is essential
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; proven ability to be flexible in a team-oriented approach with diverse groups of people
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
Content expertise in health and wellness subject areas, including the healthcare delivery system
Excellent planning, organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills
Computer literate; experience working with databases strongly preferred
All employees are expected to meet EHF’s expectations regarding foundation citizenship. These include: taking responsibility for actions and outcomes, being a good stewardship of resources, being transparent, being a team player, producing high quality work and maintaining a high level of productivity. All employees are expected to have sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and are expected to comply with EHF policies, procedures and values.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be set in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience. In addition to salary, the candidate will receive Episcopal Health Foundation’s employee benefits which include comprehensive health insurance coverage and a retirement plan to which the Foundation will contribute an amount equal to 9% of base salary.
The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, EHF is supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was e...stablished in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works to help 10 million people across 57 Texas counties. #HealthNotJustHealthcare