The Foundation is happy to announce an opening for the position
of Program Officer. This position is responsible for active
community engagement, development and implementation of
philanthropic strategies, and reviewing, recommending and managing
grants. The Program Officer will be working on the Foundation’s
priorities of Advocacy, Capacity Building and Community Solutions,
as well as leading our locally-focused work in two communities.
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 less power, privilege and income,
and prioritize Coloradans of color.
- We do everything with the intent of creating health
- We are informed by the community and those we exist to
Candidates will have a personal commitment and connection 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. They will need to be able to apply principles of
health equity and racial justice across all of their work, as well
as integrate concepts of strategy formation and refinement, systems
thinking, complexity, adaptive/emergent strategy, worldviews and
Ideal candidates will:
- feel comfortable engaging in complex conversations around
health equity and the Foundation’s strategies.
- be skilled at critical thinking, problem solving, and have an
ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is
- excel in developing relationships with various partners and
stakeholders; producing written summaries and recommendations;
managing multiple projects with consistency, timeliness
and accuracy; and exhibiting a desire to learn.
- have a deep understanding of the communities we serve,
including communities of color, rural communities, and
neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health
- have a broad understanding of the social determinants of
health, policy/advocacy, community-based work, and
- be able to work both independently and collaboratively, within
and across teams.
- have motivation to identify issues, innovate solutions, and
continuously improve practice.
Program officers are actively engaged in their assigned regions
and communities, which requires a minimum of 40% travel throughout
Colorado. A valid Colorado driver’s license is required for travel
throughout the state.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field, social work, public
health or administration, business administration or other related
field is necessary. Additionally, qualified candidates need five
years’ experience in the nonprofit, public, or health sectors.
Preference will be given to applicants with extensive community
organizing, community healing, policy and /or experience in the
arts. Background with immigrant and refugee communities
It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a
complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion
and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million.
Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package,
401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range
for this position is $95,872 – $112,600 per year, paid as salaried,
exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits. This is a
full-time in-office position in Denver, Colorado with the exception
of required travel. The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19
vaccine policy in place for all staff. This is an extraordinary
opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through
their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit
their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s
This position closes on February 22, 2022.
The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.