Who We Are

One of the nation’s leading health philanthropies, the de Beaumont Foundation advances policy, builds partnerships, and strengthens public health to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health. Our work centers around three main priority areas:

  • Policy: We advance policies that improve community health, so that current and future generations can benefit from changes enacted by today’s leaders.
  • Partnerships: We build partnerships, often among unlikely allies, so that leaders can make decisions that achieve their shared goal of creating healthier communities.
  • People: We create practical solutions that strengthen the public health system and workforce, so that professionals are equipped to make their communities healthier.

The de Beaumont team is collaborative, passionate, and deeply committed to creating bold solutions for healthier communities. We believe strongly that the spirit in which we do our work is as important as the work itself. We pride ourselves on excellence, innovation, fostering collaboration between groups that might not otherwise interact, and a willingness to have fun with our work.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Foundation’s Chief of Staff, you will manage and coordinate the day-to-day operations for a new initiative: Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) for Health Justice. Supported through a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the de Beaumont Foundation, MADE for Health Justice is a grant opportunity that seeks to accelerate the development of health-focused local data ecosystems that center principles of anti-racism, equity, justice, and community power.

Through MADE for Health Justice, non-profit organizations will be funded to build and facilitate multi-sector teams tasked with creating local data ecosystems. These ecosystems must focus on improving community health, connecting data across multiple sectors of local government, prioritizing the needs and voices of communities oppressed by structural racism, and ultimately driving just and equity-centered decision-making. The national coordinating office for MADE for Health Justice is located within the de Beaumont Foundation and is supported by a small team of staff within the Foundation.

In this role, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to an innovative new initiative and a fast paced, trailblazing, and mission-driven organization. You will collaborate with leaders across a variety of sectors to support a Foundation initiative with high importance and visibility. Your responsibilities will vary and will require you to prioritize effectively, act quickly and strategically, and maintain confidentiality.

Your Responsibilities

You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing all aspects of the MADE for Health Justice initiative. Activities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Coordinate and manage all initiative-related activities, including facilitating the MADE for Health Justice Steering Committee, providing support to awardees, writing and submitting grant reports, and ensuring compliance with the MADE for Health Justice grant agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
  • Develop and execute strategies and workplans – including maintaining a comprehensive understanding of multiple and often overlapping activities, timelines, deliverables, and due dates – and ensuring that strategies engage stakeholders inclusively and that all work completed is both timely and of high quality.
  • Manage all budgets, contracts, and finances associated with the initiative, including tracking expenditures, performing financial analyses, and ensuring that funds are used strategically and judiciously.
  • Manage contractors, consultants, and technical assistance providers, including setting clear expectations, and ensuring that the tasks and deliverables completed are on time, meet the needs of the initiative, and are of high quality.
  • Hire and supervise a full-time Program Associate (PA) who will be responsible for conducting key administrative tasks (e.g., scheduling and coordinating meetings, developing meeting agendas, taking notes, and managing applications and contracts within the online grants management system, etc.) and supporting the initiative as needed. (You will be responsible for these activities until the PA position is filled.)
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other Foundation staff members and departments that contribute to the initiative, including the Foundation’s Program Team, Communications Team, and Research, Evaluation, & Learning Team.
  • Communicate eloquently, effectively, and diplomatically with internal team members and Foundation staff, Steering Committee members, awardees, external partners, and funders to support the activities and work associated with the initiative.
  • Support the identification and facilitation of technical assistance opportunities for awardees and Steering Committee members.
  • Conceive, plan, and coordinate virtual and in-person convenings and special events for awardees, Steering Committee members, and partners, and support the Program Associate with the execution of related details and logistics.
  • Ensure that the processes, activities, and goals of the initiative uphold and reflect the guiding values established by the MADE for Health Justice Steering Committee, which include: aspiring toward trustworthiness and transparency; valuing leadership grounded in lived experience; focusing on learning rather than outcomes; and centering equity and justice.
  • Attend conferences and other events to advance the MADE for Health Justice initiative and other Foundation-related interests.
  • Take on other activities as assigned, which may include leading and supporting other initiatives across the Foundation.

Who You Are

You are a pragmatic, professional, energetic, and hardworking individual. You are optimistic, thoughtful, curious, organized, and personable. You are excited about advancing systems change that centers equity and justice, and you have the patience and experience required to navigate the complex politics and circumstances necessary to achieve this goal. In addition, you are:

  • Mission-driven: You have a strong commitment to the mission of the de Beaumont Foundation. You are driven to enact systems-level change to advance policy, build partnerships, and strengthen public health to create communities where every person has an opportunity to achieve their best possible health.
  • Passionate: You have a passionate and unabashed commitment to anti-racism, equity, justice, and community power-building. You are a thought leader in creating and promoting systems-level solutions that aspire to dismantle structural racism and other systems of oppression. Moreover, you have the energy, patience, and tenacity required to move this challenging but imperative work forward.
  • An exceptional project manager: You plan strategically, and you execute effectively. You take full responsibility for the successful coordination and completion of all activities of a project or initiative. You diligently keep activities, timelines, budgets, and deliverables on track while ensuring that they are of the highest quality. Processes are just as important to you as the outcomes they create, and you ensure that processes are equitable and inclusive, while also forward-moving.
  • Responsible: You care deeply about doing what it takes to facilitate results, including paying attention to small details when managing your projects. You take initiative, work well independently, anticipate problems, and course-correct when needed. You illustrate excellent judgement and consult up when appropriate.
  • Skilled with the written word: You are an exceptional and detail-oriented writer that excels across an array of expositional and persuasive writing styles. You can write everything from grant narratives and peer-reviewed studies to compelling op-eds and blog posts.
  • A relationship manager: You have an innate understanding of how to manage internal relationships and grow external ones. You know how to handle confidential information, use discretion regarding the information you share both internally and externally, and routinely apply good judgment as to when to involve senior staff and others in decision-making.
  • Growth-focused. You have a great desire to learn, and you want to continuously improve. You have dedicated yourself to acquiring knowledge and skills that have grown your expertise in various fields. And when it comes to your work – and the work of others – you seek to transform something good into something superb.
  • Driven: You are an energetic “go-getter” that takes initiative and makes things happen. You can take the seed of an idea, expand it, enhance it, and run with it. You are eager to take on projects with limited direction and make them your own.
  • Adaptable: You are comfortable in a work environment that pivots quickly to respond to the needs of the organization and the field. You can move quickly and nimbly as circumstances change, handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, marshal resources, and manage expectations and timelines to achieve results.
  • A team player: You are eager to use your role to advance de Beaumont’s mission, and you consistently 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.
  • A critical thinker: You examine programs and activities with a critical eye, striving to constantly improve effectiveness and advance equitable approaches. You know how to quickly synthesize information and draw out the key points that should be shared with colleagues and partners.
  • Results-focused: You care deeply about doing what it takes to facilitate results and drive impact. You are exceptional at managing your own projects (or pieces of bigger ones), driving work forward with a sense of urgency, anticipating problems, and course-correcting when needed.
  • Attentive to detail: You consistently pay attention to small details, which you understand is critically important. You take pride in your work, and you routinely ensure that materials and communications are accurate (both content and grammar), of high quality, and completed on time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree required. MPH, MPP, MSW, or MPA preferred, along with 5-8 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong knowledge about and interest in the many connections that exist between public health, data systems, structural racism, and other systems of oppression
  • Demonstrated commitment to and belief in the principles of anti-racism, equity, justice, multisector collaboration, community power, and systems change
  • Outstanding project management skills, including the ability to work independently, see the big picture, manage small details effectively, and create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
  • Exceptional diplomatic skills and communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
  • Experience with managing direct reports in ways that are both effective and emotionally intelligent
  • Proven ability to work within a matrix organizational structure that is team-oriented and collaborative
  • Ability to research, synthesize, and convey information in a timely fashion and share relevant information, input, and recommendations
  • Ability to research, synthesize, and convey information in a timely fashion and share relevant information, input, and recommendations
  • Self-motivated, decisive, and able to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization
  • Proven ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic work environment that both proactively addresses and responds to evolving public health needs
  • Strong understanding of confidentiality and the ability to handle sensitive information appropriately
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to high standards of excellence coupled with an enthusiastic approach to work
  • Familiarity with and/or an adept ability to learn the Foundant grant management system
  • Proficient with using Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

Application Information

This is a full-time position that is based at the de Beaumont Foundation, which is headquartered in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. de Beaumont utilizes a hybrid work model, with employees working in the office on some days and from home on others; individual staff members’ work schedules are confirmed with direct supervisors. However, a few Foundation staff are fully remote, and a full-time remote work arrangement can be negotiated for the right candidate. All de Beaumont employees are required to attend quarterly all-staff meetings at the office in Bethesda.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. The salary range is $80,000 to $90,000. The Foundation also offers excellent benefits and a collegial work environment.

To apply, upload your resume and cover letter that includes your salary expectations as a single attachment to https://thepublichealthnetwork.com by August 15, 2022.  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: July 25, 2022

Application deadline: August 15, 2022