Program Officer Openings (CHF)


The Foundation is expanding its philanthropy staff and is happy to announce three openings for Senior Program Officer. This position is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in reach for all Coloradans.

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

  • We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege.
  • We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
  • We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for all three positions will have a personal commitment and connection with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. Further, they will have a broad understanding of health philanthropy; primary care and/or behavioral health; social determinants of health, nonprofits; and community-based work.

SPOs are part of the Foundation’s growing Philanthropy team. Each position will serve on a team that focuses on three or more of the Foundation’s priorities; thereby each position has unique needs.

Team 1 – Extensive community organizing, policy, and/or governmental experience. Background with immigrant and refugee communities preferred. 

Team 2 – Extensive experience with child and adolescent health including school-based solutions and the promotion of physical activity.

Team 3 – Extensive experience with strategies for adult recovery and/or early childhood social emotional health.

Applicants should have an understanding of the low-income communities we exist to serve, including communities of color, LGBTQ, rural communities, and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face health inequities. Ideal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ experience directly applicable to health philanthropy (or related), strategy development, and project or operations management. Experience in the nonprofit or public sector and experience working in health or related organizations. Senior Program Officers are actively engaged in their assigned regions and spend a great deal of time in the community, which requires a minimum of 40% travel throughout Colorado.

To Apply 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters, stating which position(s) interest you, on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website ( 

This position closes on January 9, 2020

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


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