Program Assistant (NYSHF)

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is a private foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. NYSHealth began operations in 2006; today, it has approximately $300 million in assets, a $15 million annual grants and operations budget, and a staff of 23.

The Foundation is committed to making grants, but also to making a difference beyond grant dollars: informing health care policy and practice; spreading effective programs to improve the health system; serving as a convener of health leaders across the State; and providing technical assistance to grantees and partners. Today, the Foundation concentrates its initiatives in two strategic priority areas: Healthy Food, Healthy Lives and Empowering Health Care Consumers. NYSHealth also engages in responsive grantmaking through a Special Projects Fund and maintains a special interest in veterans’ health.


The Program Assistant provides direct administrative support to the Vice President for Programs, as well as program support for the Empowering Health Care Consumers and Special Projects Fund priority area teams. Duties will include, but not be limited to: providing administrative support to the Vice President for Programs and general administrative support to the program teams; assisting with grant development, review, and management; conducting literature review searches and background research; assisting in the preparation of presentations and publications; event planning and preparation; communicating with grantees; and responding to general inquiries.

The position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to learn how the health system operates and about the role of philanthropy in New York State and the United States. NYSHealth is committed to mentoring and providing learning opportunities.


The salary range for this position is $45,000–55,000, depending on experience and qualifications.


Click here for more information about the position. To apply, send résumé and statement of interest to [email protected] and include “Program Assistant” in the subject line.


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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-02-23 13:36:50 -0500