Programs Coordinator

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services.

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 12-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment and safety.

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The California Wellness Foundation seeks an energetic, curious, flexible and professional Program Coordinator (PC) to join our team. The Program Coordinator serves on the front lines of our grant-making work and is an integral part of the Programs team. They support the foundation’s vision, mission, and strategic programmatic goals by providing effective and efficient grantmaking and administrative support to the Programs team and other internal and external constituents. The selected candidate will join a cohort of three other PCs working under the supervision of the Director of Program Operations (DPO) to support multiple grantmakers.




Click here for more information or to apply. Please upload your resume and letter of interest as soon as possible. Candidates selected for advancement may be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews and complete a writing assignment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in our application process, please let us know.

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. Additionally, we are a fair chance employer and welcome candidates with living experience with the criminal justice system.

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments. This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job and duties may differ from those as outlined above.

A Note Regarding COVID-19: Cal Wellness has returned to a hybrid remote and office environment. In-office attendance will be required twice per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). The interview process may utilize video-conferencing for initial interviews, and an in-person interview for finalists. 

COVID Vaccination: All Foundation employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless they have been approved for an exemption from the vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or restriction or sincerely‐held religious beliefs.


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-06-10 16:42:04 -0400