ABOUT THE POSITION
If you want to make a meaningful difference in the health and lives of New Yorkers, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) may be the right place for you. The Program Officer position is an ideal fit for a candidate who is mission-oriented, strategic, creative, and collaborative, and who cares deeply about making the health care system work better for patients and their families. In this role, you will join our dedicated staff in a collegial atmosphere and work with grantees and partners to advance our work to empower health care consumers.
Supporting the Vice President for Programs, the Program Officer will work as part of a team with a primary focus on implementation of the Empowering Health Care Consumers priority area. This position is ideal for a creative and strategic thinker who can contribute to the refinement of this priority area and its potential evolution to address other health care and health system issues. The Program Officer will be responsible for managing programs and grants; reviewing proposals; and making grantmaking recommendations to the Vice President for Programs and other senior staff. The Program Officer will also be expected to represent the Foundation at meetings and conferences throughout New York State and nationally, as well as organize and facilitate NYSHealth convenings. The Program Officer will help develop external relationships that advance the portfolio’s work with thought leaders, key stakeholders, and policymakers.