Perigee Fund is committed to advancing work in
the fields of infant and early childhood mental health and maternal
mental health and to intersectional approaches that connect
advocacy and policy, community-based family supports, health
systems, and workforce development.
Perigee Fund is a philanthropic organization established in 2018
to focus on the early relationships between babies and caregivers,
which are the foundation of healthy early development and later
life outcomes. Pregnancy and an infant’s first few years of life is
a time of immense change, and all families experience new sources
of stress during this time. Respect and resources are most
essential for Black, Indigenous, and families of color who bear the
additional weight of generational trauma, racism, and poverty. When
supports and relationships wrap around families, they can more
easily tap into the power of joy, strength, healing, and
connection. Perigee Fund centers efforts on prenatal-to-age-three
families affected by trauma and toxic stress, which are magnified
by racial, economic, and gender injustice. With grantmaking and
programmatic investments of $25M per year, Perigee Fund focuses on
Washington State and national efforts.
Perigee Fund is in search of an Associate Program
Officer who will support projects across the team’s work,
focused on promoting social and emotional development, healthy
parent-child relationships, and parent wellbeing. The role will
work across disciplines such as early childhood public policy, home
visiting, healthcare, public health, early learning, and community
mental health. The APO will bring experience in practical research,
an entrepreneurial drive, and a commitment to listening, learning,
and problem-solving alongside partners. They will be a thoughtful
and committed analyst, skilled at project management. The APO will
be a credible and effective representative for Perigee, interested
in engaging diverse stakeholders, moving fluidly between community,
policy, academic, clinical, and philanthropic settings.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate brings deep commitment to Perigee’s mission
and a strong background in project management. They will be
detailed-oriented, willing to learn, and bring a collaborative
style to the Perigee team. Key qualifications include:
- Minimum five years of experience, ideally with some experience
in a nonprofit or philanthropic setting.
- Knowledge about and/or interest in early childhood systems,
community health systems, and the impact of adverse childhood
experience and historical trauma are desired.
- An understanding of the forces that create systemic inequities
and systemic racism.
- A degree in health, policy, social work, or a relevant field is
preferred. Other types of professional experience and lived
experience are also highly valued.
- Demonstrated success in project management and coordination in
a complex environment.
- Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to
detail. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines and demonstrated
resourcefulness in setting priorities. Capacity to work both
independently without close oversight and as a team player who will
productively engage with and support others.
- Orientation toward stakeholder engagement and empowerment and a
drive to balance and redistribute power through philanthropy.
- Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to give and receive constructive feedback, and a
desire to learn and grow.
- Excellent writing, editing, and analytical skills. Ability to
collect, review, synthesize, disseminate, and present information
and findings to broad and diverse audiences.
- An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience
necessary to work within an environment where change is expected,
and all team members are asked to help define Perigee Fund’s
values, culture, strategy, and operations.
The Associate Program Officer will report directly to the
Director of Programs. The salary range for this position has been
set at $75,000 - $90,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits
package. The position is based in Seattle, Washington.
More information about Perigee Fund may be
found at: perigeefund.org
This search is being led by Cara Pearsall, Christine Domingo,
Seneviratne of NPAG. Due to the
pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as
soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter,
outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their
resume via NPAG’s website.
Perigee Fund is an equal opportunity
employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to