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Open Position at First Hospital Foundation

The First Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the position of Program Officer, an exciting opportunity to support the Foundation’s mission to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This position provides leadership for on-the-ground execution of the Foundation’s grant strategies.

Qualified candidates will have proven expertise in establishing and nurturing relationships with strategic partners, i.e. nonprofits, government agencies, colleague foundations, and key decision-makers. The candidate will need a broad and deep understanding of the field of health, precursors to health (social determinates such as poverty, affordable housing, social supports, etc.), and health philanthropy. The candidate must be able to develop and implement long-term grantmaking initiatives, including identification of intended outcomes, scope, scale and structure of initiatives.

Candidates must have at least five (5) years of relevant experience in the health industry, health policy, nonprofit, government, academic, or a philanthropic organization addressing the needs of vulnerable people. Furthermore, the candidate must demonstrate extensive experience in leading and executing multiple grant strategies and review cycles. Candidate must hold a Master’s level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. MPH, MBA, MSW, MPP, or JD). A combination of education and experience may be substituted for education requirements.

If you are an experienced professional who wants a rewarding opportunity to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable and underserved people in Philadelphia, please submit a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission, specific experience and fit for the program officer position along with your resume to To see the full position description, please click here.

This position closes on February 28, 2017.

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