Houston, TX

Program Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

The Organization

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, we’re supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works to help 10 million people across 57 Texas counties.  #HealthNotJustHealthcare

Position Overview

The Program Officer assists in developing, managing, and evaluating a portfolio of grants and initiatives. The focus of the Program Officer’s work is to seek out investment opportunities that align with Episcopal Health Foundation’s (EHF) goals, outcomes, and strategies.
While EHF’s Program Officers manage a portfolio of diverse grantees working across all EHF’s goals, outcomes, and strategies, each Program Officer serves as the primary lead on particular areas of work. This position will take the lead in our work under Goal 3: Build the Foundation for a Healthy Life by Investing in Early Childhood Brain Development. The ideal Program Officer should be knowledgeable of and have direct experience working within the health system and within systems that impact early childhood brain development including those providing supports for families in the perinatal period (during pregnancy and post-partum) and advancing relational health including nurturing dyadic interaction between caregiver and child. This position does not focus on work within the childcare, early education, or child welfare sectors but pertains to those programs and policies that build knowledge of and create opportunities to implement strategies for optimal, equitable brain development in the early years of life.
The Program Officer will generate insights and develop actionable recommendations that inform our investment decisions and movement toward our goals. In addition, they will guide organizations through the entire grant application process, from concept development through presentation of proposals and evaluation results. The Program Officer is expected to develop and maintain a variety of relationships in the community, and a knowledge base of current trends, activities and changes within the community at-large in support of our goals, outcomes, and strategies.

This job is based in Houston, Texas and offers a hybrid work environment in which all staff work in the office Monday through Thursday and have the option to work from home on Fridays, if schedules permit.

How To Apply

To read the detailed job description, learn the required qualifications and skills, and for a link to the online application please visit our website: https://www.episcopalhealth.org/about/work-with-us/

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