Program Officer - Health (KF)

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 largest private foundations in the U.S. Our staff of over 100 employees works to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and placed-based work in Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans and other parts of the country.

Our state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting features. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.


The Program Officer for Health will assist in the design and implementation of a grantmaking program that addresses the nation’s persistent and growing health disparities and seeks to improve the health of low-income communities. We support the advancement of equity-focused systems of health. An equity-focused system of health offers everyone an opportunity to have a healthy life regardless of race, gender or income. To achieve health equity in the United States, we must work across sectors to influence institutions, advance policies, and develop leaders with the ability to transform systems to support the health and well-being for people of color in low-income communities.  

This is an exciting time for health philanthropy. Many of the basic health protections and resources that Americans have relied on are under threat. At the same time, policy makers, institutions and others are seeking new solutions and models that can generate better outcomes and reduce health care costs. The Kresge Health program aims to play a vital role in both safeguarding essential resources for health, while fostering innovation that can improve opportunities for health in low-income communities.

The individual filling this position will report to the managing director and work in close partnership with other members of the Health Team, as well as with the foundation’s Grants Management team and Social Investment Practice, a team that uses loans, loan guarantees and deposits in support of Kresge program goals. 


Application deadline for this position is 11:59pm EST on January 6, 2021. Click here for more information or to apply.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2020-12-10 18:46:48 -0500