Program Director (EH)

Job Title: Program Director

The Endowment for Health, in Concord, New Hampshire, is seeking a passionate, curious Program Director to advance its mission, with a primary focus on Health Equity as defined through a racial justice lens.

The Endowment for Health is a 501(c)(3) private foundation whose mission is to improve the health and reduce the burden of illness for the people of New Hampshire – especially the vulnerable and underserved. Using a proactive field building approach, the Endowment furthers its mission through community building, convenings, grantmaking and strategic investments.

The Program Director will be the principal interface with the Endowment’s community partners in the Health Equity priority area and will be responsible for developing and sustaining partnerships with grantees, stakeholders, policy decision makers and other funders. The Program Director will participate in the development and implementation of the overall program of the Endowment and will be responsible for supporting equity related efforts in all facets of the Endowment’s work.  The Program Director will report directly to the President and will work collaboratively with Endowment staff, Board, Advisory Council, funding partners and community stakeholders to ensure program activities are aligned with the Endowment’s strategic vision.

This full-time position is based in Concord, NH. Qualified candidates must be able to work effectively with a small, dedicated and collegial team-oriented staff.

Essential Job Functions

Direct the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of major Endowment for Health targeted initiatives using strategic grants, convenings, and other field building practices to transform systems and advance public policies to improve the health of New Hampshire people. Participate in the overall organizational development of the Endowment and provide an active presence in NH, regionally and nationally regarding assigned targeted initiatives, health and health care in general and philanthropy.  Key  job responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and sustain the goals and strategies of assigned Endowment targeted initiatives in the context of the overall Endowment strategic plan and needs of the field.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with potential grant applicants, contractors and others regarding assigned targeted initiatives and the associated field, and to help build capacity in health related nonprofits to develop effective grants to achieve goals and strategies of the field.
  • Provide leadership as needed to effectively achieve the goals and strategies of assigned targeted initiatives.
  • Support applicants, grantees and contractors through consultation, site visits, peer networks, meetings, and/or education/training/technical assistance as needed.
  • Manage resources and identify opportunities for effectively supporting a targeted initiative for building the field, transforming systems and advancing public policies to improve the health of New Hampshire people.
  • Work with grantees, contractors and staff to monitor and evaluate the performance and progress of each grant to ensure consistency with the conditions of the award and to support the successful achievement of the desired grant outcomes.
  • Work as a catalyst and facilitator in the development and implementation of effective public policy to support targeted initiatives and achieve the mission of the Endowment.
  • Undertake special studies/projects as requested by the President.


  • BA/BS minimum. Masters preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to health equity and racial justice
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in community based health issues
  • Knowledge of community-based health issues and/or program development with non-profit organizations
  • Experience with non-profit organizations regarding program strategy development and program management, grantseeking, budget preparation and management
  • Experience in philanthropy is desirable, but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially relationship management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including public communication skills
  • Skills in networking/collaboration and leadership are desired
  • Ability to participate in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and use sound judgement in decision making, problem solving and allocating time
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets required
  • Experience with social media desired
  • Curiosity, passion and commitment to excellence

How to Apply

Send a résumé and cover letter in confidence by March 4, 2016 to Cheryl Dempsey:[email protected]

The Endowment for Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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