Job Posting: Program Associate for Delaware Community Foundation.

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) seeks an energetic, resourceful and strategic professional to join our organization at an exciting time of transformation and growth. Reporting to the Vice President for Community Impact, the selected candidate will work to ensure resources invested in the community have maximum benefit toward improving quality of life. The Program Associate is responsible for supporting the programmatic activities of the DCF with a particular emphasis on grantmaking related to health outcomes, and including efforts to engage with the community as well as serve donors. This is a unique opportunity for a person who has a passion for service, demonstrated excellence in project management, and is excited to contribute creatively and strategically to the DCF’s vision of expanding opportunity for all Delawareans.

The Health Portfolio includes two important grant initiatives: BluePrints for the Community and Healthy Communities of Delaware (HCD).

  • In 2007, Highmark Delaware established BluePrints for the Community, a grant program to help address the issues faced by Delaware’s uninsured and underserved populations. The program was established as a fund at the DCF. Since its inception, the grant program has awarded over 89 grants, totaling more than $12 million.
  • Healthy Communities Delaware, established in 2019, is a collaboration among the University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities, the Delaware Division of Public Health, and the DCF. Its goal is to create healthy, safe and vibrant communities through alignment, investment and impact.

Successful candidates will possess, and have demonstrated in previous roles, the following attributes and skills:
➔ Commitment to mission-driven work; strong knowledge of Delaware
➔ College degree or equivalent experience, along with 3-5 years of related professional experience
➔ Experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly in health-related roles and organzations; experience with grant evaluation and/or program planning a plus
➔ Strong project management and organization skills
➔ Critical analysis, oral and written communication skills; independent writing and preparation of reports and letters
➔ Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of information with an attention to detail
➔ Spanish language proficiency a plus
➔ Demonstrated initiative for problem-solving and a “can-do” mindset
➔ Proven ability to collaborate well with others in a wide variety of settings
➔ Ability to travel to meetings around the DCF’s region and occasionally to conferences and other professional development opportunities

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To apply, please send cover letter, resume and work sample (see below) and compensation expectations to [email protected]. Applications that do not include a work sample will not be considered.

Work Sample: We’ve found it helpful to review samples of candidates’ actual work, to get a sense of how people think and operate. Please share a work product that will help give us a sense of what we’d see if we could watch you at work. Examples include a work plan for a project you managed, an analysis or progress report of a program you ran, or a proposal for a new project you launched. It should be related to the responsibilities and qualifications included in the Program Associate job description. We’ll keep anything that you share with us confidential, and please feel free to remove names or other details you’re not comfortable sharing.

Starting salary range: $50K-$55K

Deadline: May 31, 2020

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