Program Director (GIH)

Program Director

Grantmakers In Health

Objective

The Program Director is responsible for three of GIH’s program areas: Children and Families, Oral Health, and Population Health. The work includes analysis, writing, and organizing meetings and activities that relate to the work of health grantmakers. Substantive expertise in health is required, along with a willingness to tackle specific issues that are a priority for GIH. A graduate degree in a health-related field, or equivalent experience, is strongly preferred. In addition, priority will be given to candidates with five or more years of work experience in health-related areas. The position reports to the President and CEO, through the Vice President for Program and Strategy.

Core Responsibilities

Program Development: Formulate and execute long-range strategies for creatively sharing information with grantmakers and policymakers. Plan meetings, organize webinars, convene funder networks and e-forums, and oversee annual conference sessions. Maintain web page(s) on key issue areas.

Analysis and Writing: Research and write about public health and health policy issues and foundation programs. Write long and short reports and articles for grantmaking and other professional audiences. Prepare fundraising proposals and grant reports as directed by executive staff.

Technical Assistance: Respond to grantmakers’ requests, providing timely direct technical assistance on both programmatic and operational issues.

External Relations: Represent GIH at public functions as needed to communicate about the organization and the work of health philanthropy. Give presentations on topics of expertise.

Qualifications

A graduate degree in a health-related field, or equivalent experience, is strongly preferred. In addition, priority will be given to candidates with five or more years of work experience in health-related areas. Candidates should have: a proven track record of independent program development, excellent writing skills, the ability to work independently as part of a team of professionals; substantive expertise in one or more areas of health, and a willingness to tackle specific issues that are a priority for GIH.

Application Process

Please send a resume and a 2 to 5-page writing sample torecruitment@gih.org or by mail to:

Grantmakers In Health
Attn: Sue Jonas
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036