Denver, CO

Associate Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
The Organization

Our vision is that across Colorado, each of us can say: “We have all we need to live healthy lives.” And, we’ll get there by working to achieve our mission of improving the health of Coloradans.

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce the position of Associate Program Officer. This opportunity is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in reach for all Coloradans. The Associate Program Officer will be working on the Foundation’s priorities of primary care, early childhood social-emotional development, teen/young adult resiliency, and adult recovery.

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 will connect 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; primary care and/or behavioral health; nonprofits; and community-based work.

The Associate Program Officer will be working within the Philanthropy Department, supporting the program officers and senior program officers. This position is responsible for reviewing grant proposals, managing active grants, completing grant reports, and participating in the development and implementation of initiatives. The ideal candidate excels in developing relationships with various constituencies; producing written summaries of information; managing multiple projects with consistency; and exhibits a desire to learn.

Applicants should have an understanding of the low-income communities we exist to serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face issues of inequity. Ideal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and three years’ relevant experience. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Experience in the nonprofit or public sector and experience working in health or related organizations. The philanthropy department spends a great deal of time in the community which requires the Associate Program Officer position a minimum of 25% travel throughout Colorado.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through her or his professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (

This position closes on 12/21/2018

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

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