Our talented and dedicated staff work in our nine-county service area with diverse communities and organizations to make positive changes in health every day. We are looking for talented people who are ready to make a difference in the lives of those living in the Greater Rochester Region. Under new leadership the Health Foundation is seeking to evolve and grow as a resource in the community.

Greater Rochester Health Foundation (Health Foundation) was created in 2006 when the not-for-profit MVP Health Plan acquired the not-for-profit HMO Preferred Care. The Health Foundation currently has an endowment of roughly $240 million, investing $11.5 million annually in the region through a variety of programming and grantmaking activities. The Health Foundation works to be a good steward of this valued community asset and to engage diverse populations in the fulfillment of its mission. The Health Foundation strives to improve the health of the community by partnering with communities and organizations to achieve positive impacts on health.

Since its inception, the Health Foundation has acted as an independent foundation governed by a community-based board of directors and managed by a professional staff. The Health Foundation offers its employees a family-friendly, ethical work environment, and competitive pay and benefits.

Submit resumes to HR@thegrhf.org and include job title in the subject.

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

 

Current Openings

Senior Program Officer - Responsive Portfolio

We are currently seeking a Senior Program Officer responsible for the direction, execution, budgeting and management of our responsive portfolio which includes grantmaking and community engagement efforts. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Senior Program Officer-Responsive Portfolio will oversee the Health Foundation’s responsive efforts in coordination with senior management and in collaboration with all areas of the foundation. This portfolio of programs seeks to be ever more responsive to community needs while making a lasting, positive change in health. This position prefers experience in program planning, budget development and management and the ability to work and collaborate within a variety of community settings. A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in health, public health, behavioral science or a related field is preferred or equivalent work experience.

Key Abilities: This position will involve a variety of abilities and responsibilities which may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Passion for the Health Foundation’s mission and excitement with its current work.
  • Track record of developing and implementing programmatic plans, effective leadership, and sound program management.
  • Experience or familiarity with overseeing the development of program-related functions including development of request for proposals, review and selection of proposals, contracting, development and presentation of board materials.
  • Coaching, supporting, and supervising staff, and maintaining a trusting, inclusive, high-performing culture. Within the Health Foundation’s funding structure, assisting grantees in the execution and operation of grant related activities.
  • Experience establishing collaborative working relationships with grantees and partners from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic communities and perspectives.
  • Pursuing opportunities to connect Health Foundation activities to the community’s health agenda through a variety of methods other than grantmaking, such as convening, technical assistance, etc.
  • Ability to perform work with an equity lens and impact of work on multiple communities, including communities of color.
  • Supporting the development and managing the programmatic budget.

Submit resume to HR@thegrhf.org and include Senior Program Officer-Responsive in the subject.

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Senior Program Officer - Targeted Portfolio

We are currently seeking a Senior Program Officer responsible for the direction, execution, budgeting and management of our targeted portfolio which includes grantmaking and community engagement efforts. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Senior Program Officer-Targeted Portfolio will oversee the Health Foundations targeted efforts in coordination with senior management and in collaboration with all areas of the foundation. This portfolio of programming seeks to affect change through focused strategies, developed by the Health Foundation, to address specific health challenges in our region. Examples of targeted efforts of the Health Foundation include Neighborhood Health Status Improvement and Healthy Futures. This position prefers experience in leading strategic efforts along with program planning, budget development and management and the ability to work and collaborate within a variety of community settings. A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in health, public health, behavioral science or a related field is preferred or equivalent work experience.

Key Abilities: This position will involve a variety of abilities and responsibilities which may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Passion for the Health Foundation’s mission and excitement with its current work.
  • Track record of developing and implementing programmatic plans, effective leadership in moving plans to action, and sound program management.
  • Experience or familiarity with overseeing the development of program-related functions including development of request for proposals, review and selection of proposals, contracting, development and presentation of board materials.
  • Coaching, supporting, and supervising staff, and maintaining a trusting, inclusive, high-performing culture.
  • Within the Health Foundation’s funding structure, assisting successful grantees in the execution and operation of grant related activities.
  • Experience establishing collaborative working relationships with grantees and partners from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic communities and perspectives.
  • Pursuing opportunities to connect Health Foundation activities to the community’s health agenda through a variety of methods other than grantmaking, such as convening, technical assistance, etc.
  • Ability to perform work with an equity lens and impact of work on multiple communities, including communities of color.
  • Supporting the development and managing the programmatic budget.

Submit resume to HR@thegrhf.org and include Senior Program Officer-Targeted in the subject.

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Communications Officer

We are currently seeking a Communications Officer responsible for creating and implementing internal and external communications strategies that further the goals of the Health Foundation, while building and maintaining a positive reputation for the Health Foundation. Experience in communications strategy development and execution in non-profit or for-profit organizations is preferred. This position also requires excellent presentation, verbal, editing, and written communication skills, and the ability to assertively yet effectively work with a diverse group of internal and external people on a range of complex health issues. A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in communications, journalism or a related field is preferred or equivalent work experience.

Key Abilities: This position will advise and engage Health Foundation staff across the organization on communications practices, develop and implement plans to engage various target audiences, and share strategic messaging about all facets of the Health Foundation’s work. The role manages, develops, and implements daily communications, as well as specific project communications strategies for Health Foundation programs. This position will involve a variety of abilities and responsibilities which may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Passion for the Health Foundation’s mission and excitement with its current work.
  • Planning, development, coordination, and execution of communications tactics (scripts, company news/intranet/website content, Q&As, etc.) and programs that support strategies aligned with Foundation priorities, while understanding the dynamics of change, communications strategy, and measurement tactics.
  • Planning, development, coordination and execution of social media communication presence and tactics.
  • Developing, supporting, and promoting Health Foundation goals, including but not limited to, message creation, social media content, and media outreach.
  • Ensuring digital marketing content aligns with the Foundation’s identity and message.
    Working collaboratively with all Health Foundation areas and programs to identify consistent communications opportunities for dissemination of learnings, health data, press releases, and storytelling.
  • Experience establishing collaborative working relationships with grantees and partners from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic communities and perspectives.
  • Providing strategic communications counsel and support to Health Foundation staff, Board, and grantees, as needed.
  • Planning content and writing copy for publications such as brochures, leaflets, annual reports, newsletters, and blogs.
  • Conferring and working closely with external marketing firms and agencies.
    Building and maintaining relationships with journalists.
  • Effectively tailor organization and leader voice to target audiences.
    Arranging news conferences and advanced briefings, as needed.
  • Responding to media requests and coordinating interviews.
  • Adhering to the Health Foundation’s core and staff values.

Submit resume to HR@thegrhf.org and include Communications Officer in the subject.

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