Position Overview – What You’ll Do

Serving on the Foundation’s Program Team, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a fast-paced, big-thinking, mission-driven organization. This unique role directly supports and influences the work of one of the nation’s leading health philanthropies.

Reporting to the Sr. Program Officer, you will have the opportunity to lead projects, manage key Foundation initiatives, and facilitate the completion of projects with high importance and visibility.  Specifically, you will support the Foundation’s efforts to advance governmental public health system transformation strategies and investments, provide resources and programming to support the public health workforce, support multi-sector partnerships, and contribute to many other projects serving the broader public health field. Your responsibilities will vary and require you to prioritize effectively, act quickly, maintain confidentiality, and bring others along. This position will have a significant influence on the Foundation’s commitment to the public health workforce by ensuring maximum execution and value from all Foundation activities.

Responsibilities and Opportunities

Your day-to-day work will include activities such as:

  • Managing day-to-day operations of simultaneous high-priority Foundation projects with complex external communications plans and often with high-stakes constituents
  • Contributing to strategic decision-making and problem-solving by providing timely and relevant information, input, and recommendations
  • Independently coordinating with other Foundation staff including the Communications and REL (Research, Evaluation, and Learning) Teams to ensure that programs have strong marketing/communications plans and impact measures
  • Independently managing external stakeholder relationships with partners and grantees to ensure that programs meet both the Foundation’s strategic goals and the needs of the public health workforce
  • Developing and implementing project workplans while maintaining an understanding of program strategy, projects, timelines, deliverables, and due dates; and ensuring timely completion of all tasks
  • Preparing meeting agendas and managing follow-up on internal and external meetings. When needed, leading meetings and following up with the relevant parties
  • Identifying and prioritizing specific policy, program, and practice goals and outcomes grounded in evidence and centering equity
  • Contributing to drafting and co-authoring blogs, commentaries, books and book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles
  • Conceiving and planning Foundation special meetings and events
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the leadership team providing candid opinions and constructive feedback on Foundation matters impacting the public health workforce
  • Conducting research, creating PowerPoint Presentations, and drafting speeches and talking points for external and internal presentations and speaking engagements

Qualifications – Who You Are

To be successful in this job, you excel in these areas:

  • Mission-driven: You want to make a difference and have experience in successfully leading health equity work. You are a thought leader in creating and promoting policy and program solutions to end inequities in health and in the social determinants of health.
  • Ownership: You care deeply about doing what it takes to facilitate results, including paying attention to even small details, managing your own projects (or pieces of bigger ones), driving work forward with a sense of urgency, anticipating problems, and course-correcting when needed.
  • Team player: You are eager to use your role to advance de Beaumont’s mission and look for ways to help beyond your own core responsibilities. You are ready and willing to participate in all-hands-on-deck projects, which frequently come up. No job is too small for anyone on our team and your attitude reflects that.
  • Critical thinking skills:You know how to quickly process information and draw out the key points of various publications/documents to summarize and share with the leadership team on a host of public health related issues.
  • Relationship management: You have a good sense of how to manage internal relationships (i.e., with senior leadership and with peers across the organization) and grow external ones. You know how to handle confidential information, use discretion around what information you share both internally and externally, and routinely apply good judgment as to when to involve the Senior Program Officer, Program Director, and others in decision-making.
  • Attention to detail: You consistently ensure materials and communications are accurate (both content and grammar), precise, and completed on time.
  • Passion: You have a strong commitment to public health, racial equity, and the work of the de Beaumont Foundation.

The ideal candidate will possess the attributes above and many of the following professional abilities and experiences.

  • Master’s degree required. MPH, MPP, or MPA preferred with five to eight years of relevant work experience, with special consideration for roles within the public health field, governmental public health departments, and/or communications
  • Strong organization and project management skills—ability to see the big picture, manage small details, and create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
  • Ability to research best practices to establish promising, innovative, and best practices to public health system modernization
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic, motivational, and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation), including the ability to lead up, across, and down
  • Self-motivation and decisiveness, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization
  • Ability to move quickly and nimbly from one project to another, marshal resources, and manage expectations and timelines to achieve results
  • Strong understanding of confidentiality and ability to handle sensitive information appropriately
  • Proven ability to work both independently as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, demonstrating creativity, innovation, and excellence, and taking initiative when appropriate
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders—optimistic, thoughtful, curious, and personable
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to high standards of excellence coupled with an enthusiastic approach to work
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience negotiating and managing vendor contracts
  • Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time position located in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. The de Beaumont Foundation follows a hybrid work model, where local employees have a combination of in-office and remote work days, with individual work schedules determined in consultation with direct supervisors. Some members of the Foundation’s team are completely remote, and, for the right candidate, a full-time remote work arrangement can be negotiated. All de Beaumont employees are expected to attend bi-annual all-staff meetings held at the Bethesda office.

The compensation offered for this role is competitive and is commensurate with the candidate’s experience. The salary range for this position is $95,000-$100,000. In addition to competitive compensation, the Foundation provides outstanding benefits that include 100% paid employee health benefits, AD&D and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, generous paid time off, 14 weeks of paid parental leave, monthly tech stipend, and health & wellness program. The Foundation fosters a collaborative and supportive work environment and has been designated a “Great Place to Work” each time it has been assessed.

How to Apply

To apply, upload your resume and cover letter as a single attachment to www.ThePublicHealthNetwork.com by November 15, 2023.  Early submission is encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The de Beaumont Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Publication date: October 26, 2023

Application deadline: November 15, 2023