Organization: Caring for Colorado FoundationTitle: Program Officer
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(4)
Position Title: Program Officer
FLSA Status- Non Exempt
Reports to: Director of Programs
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a liaison between the foundation and communities/organizations across Colorado
* Assist grantseekers in understanding the foundation’s grantmaking process, priorities and systems
* Communicate Caring for Colorado’s funding priorities, funding opportunities and grant application procedures to applicants
* Respond to questions from grantseekers and grantees
* Help connect partners to other foundations and community resources
Support grantmaking program
* Monitor issues and trends in the foundation’s focus areas and provide research support to foundation leadership, including gathering and synthesizing information and data on various health-related topics
* Provide due diligence in reviewing grant proposals including narratives, project plans, financial documentation and supporting materials; assess applicant’s fit with the foundation’s priorities
* Assess proposed projects/programs in light of known health-related best practices and/or evidence-based strategies
* Provide clear, concise and insightful written analyses and recommendations for funding including drafting and editing proposal summaries for review
* Present funding recommendations to team members and the Board of Directors, including preparation of materials
* Monitor grantee progress by reviewing written progress and final reports and through regular engagement with grantee partners
* Support grantmaking processes, ensure appropriate documentation is secured and maintain accurate records in the grants management system
Provide technical assistance
* Assist grantees with issues related to project planning, SMART objectives, implementation and evaluation
* Work with unsuccessful applicants to identify any potential areas of fit with the foundation’s funding priorities and/or to identify other potential funding sources
Represent the foundation at community and partner meetings
* Participate in meetings, workgroups, coalitions and convenings to bring new ideas and connections to the foundation
* Participate in the community as a means of bringing new partners to the foundation and/or to maintain strong relationships and networks
Skills and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* Broad knowledge of community health issues and health care systems
* Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with multi-task orientation
* Exceptional written, verbal communication and customer service skills
* Proven ability to prioritize workload requests from multiple staff members
* Interest and experience in supporting and nurturing the personal interactions and dynamics of a team-based professional organization
* Organized, self-motivated and proactive
* Willingness to take on new challenges and learn new skills as needed to perform duties in an efficient manner
* Proven problem solving skills
* Ability to exercise good judgment and solicit help when needed
* Energetic, dependable and flexible
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Work Experience: Two years of work experience in the health or human services sector required. Work with underserved populations or in the non-profit sector preferred.
Requirement: Successful candidate must have a valid Colorado Driver’s License and vehicle, as occasional travel through the state is required.
* Incumbent will need to perform normal office desk work
* General office environment.
* Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time.
* The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.
* Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
* The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
**This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job related instructions and perform job related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and salary history via email or mail to:
Heidi Van Law
Caring for Colorado Foundation
4100 E. Mississippi Ave., Suite 605
Denver, CO 80246
Application deadline is August 15, 2015 or until position is filled.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.