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 low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege.
We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.
Ideal candidates for this position 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. Further, they will have a broad understanding of health philanthropy; social determinants of health, nonprofits; and community-based work.
The SPO will serve on a team that focuses on four of the Foundation’s current priorities, including food access and security, affordable housing, child and adolescent health including school-based solutions and the promotion of physical activity. While the SPO will work across all of the Foundation’s priorities, knowledge and experience in the field of food access and security and food systems is preferred.
Applicants should have an understanding of the low-income communities we exist to serve, including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ, rural communities, and/or neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health inequities. Ideal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ experience directly applicable to health philanthropy (or related), deep competency with strategy development and implementation, and project or operations management expertise. Experience in the nonprofit or public sector and experience working in health or related organizations is preferred. Senior Program Officers are actively engaged in their assigned geographic regions and spend a great deal of time in the community, which requires a minimum of 40% travel throughout Colorado.