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Program Officer - Health & Education

The Harvest Foundation
Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 18, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Making, Program Administration and Management
Community Development, Education, Health, Research, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Harvest Foundation is hiring a Program Officer with a focus on Health & Education.

Work with a dynamic team in the historic district of Uptown Martinsville in Southside Virginia to support transformative change in Martinsville-Henry County.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a community leader on education/health as it relates to transformation of the area and ensure Harvest is seen as a trusted partner and collaborator in the community.
  • Research, identify, and analyze best practices in education and health, and how they intersect with economic transformation, educational attainment, health, and wellness, and/or community engagement; learn from other communities using best practice models; share information with community stakeholders; and seek out prospective Harvest grantees that will use a best practice approach.
  • Build and steward relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and with those who have a variety of viewpoints and ideologies. 
  • Review and evaluate grant requests; communicate recommendations to organization leadership, including Board of Directors. 
  • Monitor grantees’ quarterly progress reports and request changes as needed.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required, with a Master’s degree preferred and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in health and/or education in a leadership role.  Experience in community engagement in the non-profit sector, local government, or philanthropy is a plus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Harvest is an equal opportunity employer. 

To Apply
If interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Georgia Compton at Deadline for submission is August 17, 2022.  Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. 

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