Program & Grants Associate
We are seeking applications for a Program and Grants Associate (PGA). This full-time position will give the right candidate the opportunity to contribute their talents and enhance their skills in wide-ranging functions including grants program oversight, support and logistics, grants database management, and strategic collaboration around program development, implementation, and evaluation. Based in Augusta, our team of ten engaged staff is committed to our mission to promote access to quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the heath of everyone in Maine.
Over the past few years, our grantmaking philosophy and approach have evolved to prioritize advancing health equity. We have embraced many practices associated with an approach known as Trust-Based Philanthropy. These practices change the traditional dynamic of grantmaking, centering relationships with applicants and grantees and employing methods that foster power-sharing and engage grantees and communities in decision-making, such as with our Responsive Grants and Health Equity Capacity Building Program. This job opportunity will bring the PGA into this continuing evolution through their management of two of MeHAF’s long-standing responsive grant programs, Discretionary Grants and Meeting Support Grants, as well their collaborative work in areas such as grants management and committee support.
The PGA’s role will require drawing on and building different skills and strengths from day to day. One day may include discussing potential grant opportunities with new applicants and guiding them through our application process, the next they may be recording minutes for a committee meeting, or working with the full team to plan new ways to connect grantee organizations across program areas for shared learning opportunities. Our small organization and relatively flat structure offer each person ongoing opportunities to learn new things and to grow, not only within our own walls but also through engaging with the philanthropy community in Maine and nationally and with Maine’s health care systems and health-focused community organizations.
We are currently operating in a hybrid mode, with staff generally in our Augusta office on Mondays and Tuesdays and flexibility regarding working in the office or remotely for the rest of the week. This allows an individual who enjoys and embraces a mix of working collaboratively with others as part of a team and engaging in self-directed, independent work to thrive. We offer a robust benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and disability insurance; and an employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan with up to 6% employer contribution.
Interested applicants should review the full position description and send a cover letter sharing how their unique perspective and experiences could enhance MeHAF’s mission along with a resume that highlights both relevant paid and unpaid work and life experience by email to Dani Kalian. The position will remain open until filled.
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