Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Point32Health (Formally Harvard Pilgrim Health Care) seeks Program Officer

Friday, January 7, 2022

We enjoy the important work we do every day on behalf of our members.

Please note: As of January 18, 2022, all employees — including remote employees — must be fully vaccinated. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Point32Health is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Job summary

Under the direction of the Director, Community Investments, this position leads community investments made through the Foundation’s grant programs. Key responsibilities include: grantmaking, community engagement and grants administration. As part of grants team, this person makes recommendations to President and Board of Directors. Leads or assists as needed in special projects to advance goals and objectives of the Foundation.

About the position

Program Officer, Foundation
Role Summary

What is the education / years of experience / certifications required for this job?

  • BA/BS minimum, Masters preferred. Minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience working with/in nonprofit organizations, community work, philanthropy/or foundation work; Strong background in health, aging, healthy food access, behavioral health and/or related fields.

What is the primary objective of this job?

  • Relevant and responsive grantmaking, deep community engagement as convenor/partner/advocate, and other field building roles and practices
  • Increase strategies/opportunities for better health especially in diverse communities through systems and/or policy change in communities where our company does business (CT, ME, MA, NH, and RI)
  • Contribute to success of the Foundation team as a high functioning collaborator to achieve team goals.

Why is this important to the organization?

  • Functions as bridge between the company and community, leveraging external networks, relationships and initiatives that increase community health and company visibility.
  • Enhances the visibility and relevance of the company in community; increases our knowledge of community activities, priorities and ideas; supports positive system and policy changes that improve health and wellbeing by partnering and investing in community especially diverse communities.

What are key desired outcomes of this job?

  • Deliver community benefit and social impact; implement the Foundation’s grant strategies and focus areas in a relevant and responsive manner; build trust with community and key stakeholders, partner with foundation staff ; continuous improvement is evident in practices; ; action occurs among community stakeholders on issues prioritized by community.

Key responsibilities

What is the scope of work for this job?

Grantmaking

  • Develop and implement all aspects of grantmaking in the fields of healthy aging and healthy food access
  • Support and engage applicants and grantees through timely and meaningful feedback, including calls, meetings and site visits; participate in peer networks; and provision of education/training/technical assistance
  • Lead and operationalize assigned grant programs, including relationship management with internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor the performance and progress of each grant to ensure fidelity to the conditions of the award and to support learning from grant outcomes
  • Grow and maintain expertise in grantmaking, healthy aging and healthy food access and responsive foundation practices

Community Engagement

  • Lead Foundation’s engagement in CT and RI; develop collaborative relationships with key partners, coalitions and community organizations as they engage on issues related to healthy aging and healthy food access
  • Leverage data and knowledge collected in the field to track and analyze trends in policy and practice to inform Foundation’s grantmaking
  • Represent the Foundation locally, regionally and nationally in the fields of healthy aging, healthy food access and philanthropy

Grants Administration

  • Maintain current and accurate records of all grantees in CyberGrants including application materials, financial documentation, payments and reports
  • Track and report on grantmaking budget for current and future years
  • Document the Foundation’s grantmaking activity through the creation of dashboards, webinars and summative reports
  • Lead special projects such as convenings for grantees and community partners
  • Other duties as assigned

What is the expected impact (ex. Long-term vs. annual) of this job?

  • Community priorities are addressed because we are a relevant partner and cultivate relationships; grow expertise to develop and implement health and wellbeing grant opportunities that address community priorities and promote public policies key to community and mission of the Foundation.
  • Our company is viewed as an important ally and key community partner in issues that matter to them.

What, if any, strategic planning efforts are part of this job?

  • Contribute to annual planning and setting of Business Goals and Objectives (BG&Os)
  • Surface emerging issues and trends in community

What business does a person in this job support?

  • The company overall

What function(s) does a person in this job support?

  • All lines of business, The Foundation, Corporate Citizenship

Which location(s) or region(s) does a person in this job support?

  • Five states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; all sites with a focus/emphasis on CT and RI

Points of collaboration

What role does this job report to in the organization?

  • Director of Community Investments, Foundation

What groups of Employees will this job primarily work with to complete the job?

  • Foundation/corporate citizenship team, Government Affairs, Foundation Board of Directors, Market Leads, business diversity, Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs), internal audit, community relations/affairs, and human resources

What external customers, if any, will this job interact with to complete the job?

  • Grantees, national and local aging organizations, state and municipal leaders, nonprofit organizations, media, other foundations, grantmaking associations, and affinity groups (multiple sectors)

Are there people who depend on this job being done properly to do their jobs?

  • Foundation, corporate citizenship, market leads, internal communications, public relations, government affairs, human resources, marketing, and other lines of business seeking data on charitable giving/community benefit

Functional oversight

What specific knowledge areas / domains should a person in this job possess?

  • Philanthropy, relationship management, communications expertise, community relations
  • Social determinants of health; overall health
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

What specific industry, business, and geographical knowledge and awareness should a person in this job possess?

  • Nonprofit sector; government relations; philanthropy; development
  • New England region at state and local levels
  • Background in health, aging, healthy food access, behavioral health and/or related fields such as public health and government benefit programs including Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) and Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS)

What capabilities /behaviours should a person in this job exhibit to successfully complete this job?

  • Collaborative and strategic; strong relationship development and management skills; analytical and systems thinking; strong presenter and facilitator; advocate for social racial and equity issues; proximate to community; curious and humble; team player

Major decisions

What key decisions is this role responsible for making?

  • Who to provide grant funding to, including staff authority grants and board recommendations
  • Priorities for field and sector engagement
  • What/how to employ and operationalize lessons learned through community engagement/advocacy and grantmaking

What is the scope of decision making?

  • Within assigned responsibilities

Context / rationale

Explanation of why the role was created or significantly changed

  • Existing role that ensures company’s community investments, including philanthropic giving and presence in community, contribute to positive change and visibility.

Differentiators that having this role will provide

  • Externally: increases visibility and build company’s reputation as a relevant community investor and philanthropic leader; increased subject matter expertise from advancing systems change and public policy; serves as an ambassador to the non-profit sector, especially among grantees; and enhances the brand.
  • Internally: leverages community expertise on behalf of Plan; assists company teams supporting member and community health/wellbeing; informs employees and engages them in community issues and opportunities for strategic philanthropic engagement.

Key performance metrics

How will the role be evaluated?

  • Performance against established annual goals and objectives

Which functional metrics may the role own?

  • On time performance and distribution of investments in community
  • Community survey results
  • Grantee outputs and outcomes

How is quality, success, and improvement measured for this role?

  • Stakeholder feedback
  • Annual co-developed Business Goals and Objectives

Requirements

  • BA/BS minimum, Masters preferred. Minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience working with/in nonprofit organizations, community work, philanthropy/or foundation work; Strong background in health, aging, healthy food access, behavioral health and/or related fields.
  • Knowledge areas / domains should include: philanthropy, relationship management, communications expertise, community relations; social determinants of health; overall health; and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Candidates should be: Collaborative and strategic; strong relationship development and management skills; analytical and systems thinking; strong presenter and facilitator; advocate for social racial and equity issues; proximate to community; curious and humble; team player

What we build together changes our customer's health for the better. We are looking for talented and innovative people to join our team. Come join us!

Please note: As of January 18, 2022, all employees — including remote employees — must be fully vaccinated. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Point32Health is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

About the employer

Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better health care experience to everyone in our communities. Building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.

At Point32Health, we’re working to reshape the world of health care by pushing past the status quo and delivering even more to the diverse communities we serve: more innovation, more access, more support, and healthier lives. And we want people like you on our side to make it even better.

How to apply

For more information and to apply, visit the online application.

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