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Associate Program Officer 

About the Organization
At the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, we are a team of dedicated individuals with a shared commitment to helping kids and families live healthier lives.

We do this by:
• Fundraising for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and the maternal and child health programs of Stanford University School of Medicine.
• Raising awareness of children's health issues.
• Promoting a system of care that improves the lives of children with special health care needs and their families  

The Associate Program Officer provides high-level support to the Program Officers and Program Director and has responsibility for select grants. This position is designed as a path toward a career in public policy or philanthropy and is for an initial term to last through August 31, 2020.




Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Supports program officers in grants-related activities as assigned, which may include drafting requests for proposals, grant monitoring and evaluation, conducting research, preparing reports and presentations, assisting with surveys, and other projects.
  • Serves as the program officer on select grant-funded work and grant-equivalent contracts, including developing deliverable schedules, meeting with the grantees in an advisory role, and evaluating the performance of the grant-funded projects.
  • Reviews project deliverables, revises as necessary, and participates in communication planning around project findings and recommendations.
  • Remains up-to-date and knowledgeable about the scientific literature and health policy environment, including California and federal legislation, regulations and guidance related to children with special health care needs.
  • Assists in conducting research and obtaining background information to guide grantmaking, goal setting and strategies.
  • Plans and organizes grantee convenings.
  • Participates in developing and implementing a grants-related social media strategy, including conducting research about current events regarding the program areas of interest; drafting and editing content to be posted; and engaging with the Foundation’s grantee and stakeholder audiences.
  • Participates in communications and external relations activities related to promotion of grant products.
  • Contributes to department-wide planning and activities.
  • Completes related duties as assigned.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Understands, supports and models the Foundation’s Core Values at all times.
  • Takes responsibility for own career development and seeks opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge of the department and the Foundation.
  • Shows initiative to take on additional tasks, duties and assignments to ensure the department fulfills its responsibilities.
  • Recommends new approaches, procedures and processes to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.

NOTE: We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Therefore, the responsibilities associated with this position will change from time to time in accordance with LPFCH’s business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

Position Requirements





Required: A Bachelor’s Degree


Preferred: A master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Public Administration or a closely related field



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Three years related professional work experience.
  • Familiarity with health policy and health care systems and a sincere interest in children’s health care services.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work well under occasional deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with a high level of productivity and initiative
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptable in the face of changing priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision along with a willingness to ask questions to clarify assignments and accept supervisor’s guidance.
  • Project development/management skills.
  • A positive, resourceful, solution-oriented attitude.
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail and commitment to the quality, accuracy and presentation of work products.
  • Tactful, flexible and creative; able to interact well with diverse constituents and to represent the Foundation and the Department in a professional manner at external events.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • Familiarity with grantmaking.
  • Master’s degree in public health or health policy.
  • Previous experience doing related work in a non-profit work environment.
  • Additional language proficiency.

Apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume.

EOE Statement We know that building a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our success and enables us to do extraordinary work for kids and their families. When you become part of our team, you’ll be joining a group of passionate and dedicated individuals who truly care about and believe in the work they do.

We provide competitive compensation and a wide range of benefits designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We are strong supporters of work life balance.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

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