The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private philanthropic foundations in the United States and the only one focused exclusively on expanding opportunities for people with low income in American cities. With a $4.2 billion endowment and a staff of over 100 employees, the foundation deploys grants and social investments across arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Senior Program Officer reports to the Managing Director of the Health Program and shares responsibility for managing the team’s diverse portfolio of Health Program grants and social investments .
To advance the Health Program strategies under three focus areas, the Senior Program Officer’s experience and substantive knowledge must be demonstrated through a commitment to achieving health equity through community-driven solutions, supporting community wealth-building activities for achieving health and well-being, investing in community health ecosystems that promote health, and fostering communities of practice among partners. Candidates must be able to share tangible experience leading inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral local and national efforts aimed at improving health for all.
The Senior Program Officer works closely with members of the Health Program and contributes to the design and execution of other elements of the program&#39;s grantmaking and social investing strategies. The ability to be action-oriented, advance racial equity and racial justice, operate as a systems thinker, entrepreneurial, and collaborate in cross-team partnerships with colleagues across the foundation and in the field are key for this position. Additionally, demonstrating the ability to distinguish between technical and adaptive challenges in the field and support the development of strategy to address those challenges and apply systems thinking to ensure effectiveness.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here for more information or to apply. The Kresge Foundation COVID -19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be “up to date” on the COVID-19 vaccination. The Foundation defines “up to date” as having received two primary doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna vaccine or one primary dose of the J&J vaccine and any booster dose(s) when eligible. Proof of vaccination must be provided on the first day of employment. If you believe you need a disability or religious accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding the vaccination policy, you are responsible for requesting an accommodation prior to your first day of employment by notifying Human Resources. Employment will be contingent upon the outcome of the accommodation review process.
The application deadline for this position is Midnight EST on March 13, 2023. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This position currently has a hybrid schedule with remote work from home up to 3 days per week.
Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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