TevisHR Sr. Program Associate in Sacramento, California
Sierra Health Foundation and The Center Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California. The foundation is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities through convening, educating and strategic grant making. Sierra Health Foundation has a broad definition of health, believing there is much more to health than health care. It is influenced by factors that include socioeconomic conditions, environment, education, income and individual behavior choices. The foundation also believes in the need for health and racial equity and racial justice. Reducing health disparities is a key factor in striving toward better health for all and reflects the foundation’s dedication to ensuring that people throughout its funding regions have the opportunity to lead healthy lives. Sierra Health Foundation established The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to advance its commitment to strengthening community capacity to engage in policy development, planning, and implementation efforts that seek to address the health needs of California’s underserved populations. The Center works to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in communities throughout California with local, state and national partners. With strategy, creativity and ongoing collaboration, The Center strives to eradicate health inequities across the state. Learn more at sierrahealth.org and shfcenter.org. Sierra Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JOB TITLE: Senior Program Associate POSITION SUMMARY The Sierra Health Foundation Senior Program Associate will be based out of the Sacramento office and will provide program support to Sierra Health Foundation. Overall responsibility includes supporting the assigned program, other programs, and departments in the areas of program research, program development, implementation and administrative support. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Program Support * Support the long-term vision and strategic planning of programs alongside Director of Economic Development. * Execute program strategies at the direction of the assigned Director of Economic Development by coordinating and communicating with program partners, grantees and consultants, developing program materials and other assigned tasks. * Support the Director of Economic Development in managing the day-to-day operations and coordination of the program. * Coordinate and serve as the point person for the planning and logistics for program events, webinars and meetings, both on- and off-site. This includes contributing to the overall design of events, scheduling, coordinating with the conferencing department, monitoring the planning process and acting as point person at designated events. * Develop and prepare event materials including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, nametags, registration materials and other document production, under the supervision of the assigned Director of Economic Development. * Provide Director of Economic Development with administrative support during the creation, implementation, and management of programs. * Support the Director of Economic Development to develop, strengthen and implement the program’s internal processes to better serve the diverse community partners and the goals of the regional and program portfolios. * Provide and coordinate technical assistance to the diverse program partners, community partners and grantees that is responsive to demonstrated needs. This includes convening, coordinating and leading workshops and roundtable discussions informed by community partner input. * Facilitate small group meetings related to assigned programs. * Under the direction of the Director of Economic Development, assist with monitoring program-related expenses and program budgets, including funder budgets. * Conduct basic research, such as research on funding opportunities and policy issues to inform program design and enhancements. Contract and Grant Support * Coordinate with the Program and Administration Departments in the development of contracts and grant agreements to accomplish program strategies. Review grant agreements and contracts for specifications and approval by the Director of Economic Development. Act as a liaison with the Administration Department in the coordination and monitoring of grant agreements, grants deliverables due, contracts and other third-party agreements that require the Director of Economic Development, Director, and or Vice President of Programs and Partnerships’ review and approval. * Assist with contract-monitoring process, which includes ensuring deliverables are submitted on time with appropriate content that is consistent with contract language, initiating approval of deliverables by Director of Economic Development, and monitoring invoicing. Monitor the master file of contractors, ensuring working files are integrated, correspondence, reports and payment documents are filed, essential documents scanned, and the database is updated. * Manage and coordinate development and response to requests for proposals under the supervision of the Director of Economic Development. Assist with the development of the criteria, questions, and final application. Communicate with applicants and grantees throughout the application process, as necessary. * Participate in the grant application review process. This position reviews grant applications, edits application project descriptions for input into the grant making database, prepares reports for the determination meeting, participates in determination meetings with Program team members and other tasks as necessary. * Assist with the grant-monitoring process, which includes evaluation of grantee progress reports, providing technical assistance to grantees on grant- or award-related matters and ensuring timely response to monitoring issues. Monitor the master file of each assigned grant and award, ensuring working files are integrated, correspondence, reports and payment documents are filed, essential documents scanned, and the database is updated. Organizational Support * Work with the Director of Economic Development to actively track and summarize state and local policy issues that may impact program content areas. * Conduct research, such as research on funding opportunities and policy issues to inform program design, implementation, and enhancements. * Under supervision of the Director of Economic Development, work closely with the Evaluation Department to implement activities consistent with program evaluation plans. * Assist with monitoring program-related expenses and program budgets, including third party budgets. * Assist as a liaison with the Communications Department and contribute content for newsletter, publication and video development, and other communications-related needs. This position also will contribute to the development and implementation of a social media strategy to support dissemination of information related to assigned programs. * Actively participate as a member of the Program team, participate in Foundation meetings, attend team meetings, and collaborate with team members. * Represent the foundation at community and philanthropic activities and events. * Other duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory duties. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience * A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent and three to five years of experience in project coordination, preferably experience with nonprofit organizations, community based or philanthropic organizations, or public institutions. * Experience in community organizing and coalition-building. * Experience implementing and/or overseeing systems change and policy advocacy work. * Familiarity with public health, public policy, experience with placed-based and/or health equity work is desirable. * Ability to learn and use cloud-based business and ERP systems. Language Skills * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Ability to read, analyze and interpret studies, proposals, reports, journals, financial and database reports, grant agreements, contracts and memos. * Ability to compose business correspondence. * Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to grantees, employees of the organization and others. * Ability to facilitate small group meetings. * Bilingual skills are desirable. Computer Skills Must be proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, database software, and internet use. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must have a current valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Foundation’s insurance policy. Must have a reliable vehicle to perform various in-field tasks. Other Required Skills and Abilities * Passion for the Foundation’s mission is essential. * Demonstrated critical thinking skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. * Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation. * Strong interpersonal skills to be able to interface effectively with a broad range of internal and external partners. * Demonstrated ability to balance multiple complex projects and priorities. * Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. * Strong sense of professional integrity. * Creative, enthusiastic, and independent; demonstrates a high degree of initiative; productive and results oriented. * Demonstrated ability to participate on cross-disciplinary teams. * Ability to be flexible and adaptable to work in a matrixed organization. * Demonstrated ability to thrive in a rapidly changing internal and external landscape. * Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities. BENEFITS & COMPENSATION Sierra Health Foundation and The Center provides a generous benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, as well as an Employee Assistance Program, and a discount program called Working Advantage. Retirement benefits are provided through our 401(k) which includes employee matching. Details of these programs will be shared during the hiring process. Compensation begins at $68,000.00 to $75,000 annually, depending on experience.