Denver, CO

Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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.

Position Overview

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

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 youth and young adult resiliency, adult recovery, primary care, and early childhood social emotional development. While the SPO will work across all of the Foundation’s priorities, knowledge and experience in the field of youth and young adult mental health 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. The starting salary will be based on experience. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, generous paid leave programs. This is a full-time in-office position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions.

How To Apply

Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (  This position closes October 1, 2021.

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


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