Senior Program Officer

Senior Program Officer
Organization Name: 
The Colorado Health Foundation
Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 14, 2020
Job Description: 

The Foundation is happy to announce an opening for Senior Program Officer. This
position is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in
reach for all Coloradans.

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.

The starting range for this position is $122k - $144k per year. 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 website (

This position closes on August 14, 2020.

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified
candidates from all backgrounds to apply.