Augusta, ME

Program Officer I/II, Maine Health Access Foundation

The Organization

The  Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)is recruiting for a full-time (30-40 hours/week) Program Officer I or II to join our dynamic and mission-driven team.  The Program Officer will develop, manage, and evaluate program activities including grants, policy research, technical assistance, information dissemination, and convening.  

Position details:  This staff person will take a combination of lead and secondary roles in several of the program areas outlined in the new MeHAF Strategic Framework.  Program Officers must have strong organizational, relational, and analytic talents to support program design, implementation, monitoring, and improvement.  Such work relies on working closely with partner organizations, applicants and grantees, requires exceptional interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and an ability to navigate complex systems and structures and the power differential that may exist between organizations, including between a foundation and its applicants and grantees.  Program Officers also contribute to the broader work of the foundation and its growing commitment to health equity by serving as active participants in planning overall foundation activities and working collaboratively with other staff and leadership.  Specific program areas will be assigned based on expertise and interests of new and current team members.  The ideal candidate is a strategic, creative thinker who is adept at cultivating collaborative relationship with diverse groups, and who brings knowledge, capacity, and experiences that broaden those of the MeHAF team.  Subject area expertise is desirable, but more important is the ability to plan, implement, and adapt programs while contributing to MeHAF’s ongoing organizational learning and development.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree with five years’ experience in public health or health fields, community organizing, public policy, or community development.  Highly relevant personal or professional experience or an advanced degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for educational requirements.  Experience with nonprofit organizations and philanthropy is desirable, as is knowledge of health care delivery and public health.  See the position description for all required core competencies.

MeHAF is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.  The MeHAF office is based in Augusta, and staff lives in a variety of urban and rural communities in southern, central, and coastal Maine.

MeHAF is Maine’s largest statewide, private health care foundation, with a mission to promote quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the health of everyone in Maine.

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How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, specifying which areas of MeHAF’s new strategic framework are of particular interest and what the applicant would bring to advance achievement of those areas, and resume to Dani Kalian by August 3, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.

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