Program Director

Atrius Health Equity Foundation

Career Opportunity for Community Impact

Job Description

Atrius Health Equity Foundation is hiring a Program Director to develop an ambitious program of grantmaking that closes the gap in life expectancy across neighborhoods in Eastern Massachusetts. This position reports to the Foundation President and works closely with many other internal and external stakeholders, which include members of the Board, consultants, and community organizations. 
The Program Director will lead a program that:  
  • Drives large, measurable, and sustainable systems impact.  
  • Collaborates with public and private partners to amplify results.  
  • Reflects community priorities and respects community leadership.  
  • Addresses the social drivers of health, including racism and the need for power shifting.  

Primary responsibilities include implementing and stewarding the Foundation’s place-based grantmaking across Eastern Massachusetts, including RFP development, publication, and proposal review; building and managing relationships with local, state, and national partners; assisting grantee partners with connections to state organizations and to relevant policy and funding opportunities; supporting the success of partners in achieving their goals, including with technical assistance and facilitating internal and cross-city collaboration, and overseeing program learning and evaluation. The Program Director will be responsible for end-to-end grantmaking, including potentially participatory grant-making approaches. The Program Director will provide creative, innovative, and thoughtful leadership in program development, program funding, and program execution.  
Education & Experience Required: 
Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years of relevant experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Skills & Knowledge Required: 
A successful candidate will:  
  • Be committed to health equity and the mission of the Foundation.  
  • Be flexible, self-motivated, resourceful, and comfortable learning new skills/topics.  
  • Be able to apply racial justice, disability justice, and gender equity lenses.  
  • Have relevant education and/or experience in grants administration, public health, community health and/or community development.  
  • Have excellent people skills, be able to negotiate sensitive issues gracefully, be cognizant of power dynamics, and demonstrate tact and diplomacy in all settings.  
  • Be ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines.  
  • Be a quick learner, able to quickly pick up new topics and skill sets.  
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills, and feel comfortable presenting, facilitating, and interacting in a variety of settings.  
  • Be a collaborative member of a small but mighty team.  
  • Connections to and relationships within our communities of focus are a plus, as are multilingual/multicultural candidates.  
The compensation range is $90,000-$120,000 but is flexible and dependent on qualifications and experience. This position includes generous time off and great benefits.  
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to: 
Hybrid Work Environment: Candidates must be comfortable with a hybrid work environment (i.e., mix of remote work with some in-person office days and in-person off-site meetings, as needed). 
About the Organization 
The Atrius Health Equity Foundation is a newly formed conversion foundation that aims to have a transformational impact on health equity in Eastern Massachusetts. As the Foundation prepares to launch its programs, it is seeking talented individuals with a commitment to health equity, to help carry out the Foundation's mission. The Foundation seeks to close the gap in health disparities in Eastern Massachusetts by investing with communities and other partners to dramatically improve health and well-being. In developing its strategy for grantmaking, the Foundation recognizes that the status quo—in which black and brown communities experience lower life expectancy and worse health outcomes—is unacceptable and that we must act differently if we wish to achieve different results. 
Diversity Statement 
At Atrius Health Equity Foundation, we appreciate the value and richness of different perspectives and experiences. We constantly strive to be a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We work to make you feel welcomed and engaged as a valued member of the team. We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, Atrius Health Equity Foundation will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and is CORI-friendly.