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Community Impact Associate

Posted: 09/30/2023

Position Summary:
The Community Impact Associate is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s mission and values through our focused priorities. The Community Impact Associate works with the President & CEO to operationalize the strategic direction from the Board of Directors by listening to and collaborating with partners and stakeholders to inform and manage the Foundation's grant making. In addition, the Community Impact Associate will be a key liaison in the community and will deliver communications activities as appropriate.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage the Foundation's community grants program and targeted initiatives;
  • Work with the President to draft ongoing grant agenda for the Foundation, including developing the annual operating budget for community grants program;
  •  Represent the Foundation in meetings, conferences, and out in community;
  • Review proposals submitted for consideration within the community grants program; make site visits, as appropriate; prepare written summaries and analysis documents of grant applications to aid the Board of Directors in evaluating and making awards;
  • Communicate with grant applicants and grantees and serve as the Foundation's principal contact with grantees funded within the community grants program; Arrange for technical assistance for grants, as needed;
  • Design and execute program monitoring process for grants and special projects; assure that all pre-grant and open grant management requirements are met, including review of progress and expenditure reports, as needed;
  • Along with the President, coordinate evaluation of all grants made within the community grants program;
  • Make presentations to the Board of Directors regarding appropriate grant applications and other educational information;
  • Assist with the communication of information obtained from Foundation-initiated projects - to, target communities, professional and lay providers of health care services, other funders, and the general community;
  • Together with the President, pursue opportunities to further the community's health agenda through a variety of methods other than grant-making such as convening, technical assistance, serving on committees and task forces, etc.;
  • Keep current on health issues of importance to the Foundation by literature review, contact with social and professional communities, and participating in relevant conferences;
  • Manage the Foundation's public relations/community relations activities; design and implement a communication plan including Foundation website updates, necessary brochures, mailings, annual reports, etc., to strengthen the WHF identity and showcase the community impact of WHF investments.
  • Work with the President to plan staffing patterns, address staffing needs, and supervise staff as directed;
  • Provide support, when requested, for all Foundation activities.
  • Bachelor's degree; graduate work and/or graduate degree in related field desirable.
  • Extensive communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Significant skills in organizing, analyzing, presenting data, reaching conclusions and developing recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals. Motivated and results oriented.
  • Knowledge of health issues, particularly among vulnerable populations, is highly desirable.
Skills Needed:
  • Adept in technology,
  • Strong written and oral communication,
  • Strong organization skills, including timeliness and time management,
  • Detail-oriented,
  • Anticipates needs, ability to see the big picture and takes the initiative to follow through,
  • Collaborative by nature, good listener and willing to learn,
  • Demonstrated discretion and confidentiality.
Additionally, and importantly, the candidate will have a commitment to cultural sensitivity, diversity, equity and inclusion, and aligned with the Foundation’s mission and values.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and education, along with an excellent benefits package

Application Requirements:
Interested applicants should provide a cover letter that describes interest and skills background, along with a resume to Randy Lopez, Vice President of Community Programs, at

Interviews will be held the week of October 16th, 2023, and the week of November 6, 2023
Anticipated Start Date: January 2, 2024

Job Type: Full Time