We’re Hiring: Program Associate, Health & Human Services

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The Opportunity

The Program Associate is responsible for a wide range of support for program staff, including research, grant reviews, grant monitoring and assessment activities, program development and educational programs.

The position is considered a professional position and is charged with responsibilities that are intended to grow in content and complexity over time.



  • Field inquiries from organizations seeking grants in health and human services and provide information and assistance as needed.
  • Attend site visits (virtual when in-person is not advised) to organizations seeking grants and grantee organizations.
  • Assist with application reviews and draft formal written summaries of grant recommendations.
  • Monitor grant performance, assist in the review of grant reports, and ensure grantee compliance with grant agreements.
  • Track reporting on health and human services grants, including tracking any data or information needed.
  • Work with staff to prepare materials and presentations for board and committee meetings, including agendas, written grant reviews, application materials, power point slides, etc.
  • Use the foundation’s grants management software to input, update, extract, and track information on grants and related activities.
  • Assist with strategy, priority settings, and processes of the foundation’s health and human services work
  • Collaborate with other Foundation staff when needed, such as participating in occasional grant application reviews outside of the health and human services team’s direct area.


  • Participate in networking opportunities and provide non-grant support to Foundation grantees as needed.
  • Represent the Foundation professionally by responding to inquiries and attending meetings and conferences.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, foundation peers and nonprofit organizations.
  • Represent the Foundation in meetings with organizations seeking grants, and grantees.
  • Track and extract data when needed to help examine impact and strategies.
  • Assist with meeting preparation, participation in committee meetings, and writing meeting minutes or summaries.

Initiatives Management & Fundraising

  • Assist in the development of new grantmaking projects, including helping to conceptualize new programs, assist in writing funding proposals, and build collaborative relationships.
  • Participate in collaborative efforts with other funders, including tracking activities, assisting with grantmaking, developing timelines and meeting materials, and co-leading meetings.
  • Assist in planning and leading learning collaboratives and discussions with nonprofit organizations and other funders.
  • Work with the health and human services team to conceptualize, develop, and work on major projects and related processes in support of the Foundation’s program activities.
  • Track and draft reports to funders, including timeline management and communication.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; 1 – 3 years of experience in philanthropy or another related field
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to draft and edit high quality written materials
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including collaboration and problem solving
  • Commitment to racial justice and demonstrated application of race equity lens through personal and professional experiences
  • Knowledge of health and human services-related programs and activities
  • Inquisitive personality in a collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of the seven-county region of southeast Michigan helpful
  • Computer proficiency in all Microsoft applications

To Apply

Internal applicants will be reviewed before external applicants and the deadline for all applications is Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Applications received by this date will take priority in our review process.

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Livia Slebodnik, human resources generalist at

To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, political or union affiliation, disability or any factor prohibited by law.

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