Program Officer, Patient Care Program
Reports to: Chief Program Officer, Patient Care
Location: Palo Alto, CA
|Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation |
Established in September 2000, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to advance environmental conservation, scientific research and patient care. The Moore Foundation is among the 10 largest foundations in the US and one of the largest private funders of environmental conservation and science in the world.
The Moore Foundation is devoted to the inspirational vision articulated by our founders: “creating positive outcomes for future generations.” This vision guides our mission: to achieve significant, lasting, and measurable results in environmental conservation, patient care and science—globally and in the San Francisco Bay Area. A set of core values—impact, integrity, disciplined approach, and collaboration—directs our work.
The Moore Foundation carries out its work through the following frameworks:
Programs: This is the enduring management unit designed to achieve transformational change in a selected field of interest through a portfolio of integrated interventions (initiatives, commitments, grants and other strategic actions).
Initiatives:Initiatives are built around well-developed strategies for concentrated investments, focused on the long-term and achieving significant impact. Initiatives are characterized by a portfolio approach to grantmaking, and other engagements of the Moore Foundation, to pursue ambitious, large-scale outcomes.
Program grants: The Moore Foundation funds experimentation, focused innovation and agile response to time-sensitive, high-impact opportunities in its areas of focus.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA
- Over $5 billion in assets
- Annual Foundation budget of ~$250 million
- ~80 employees
- Three program areas
- Environmental Conservation
- A San Francisco Bay Area Portfolio that focuses on these same issues locally
For more information, please visit www.moore.org.
The Patient Care Program is a newly created program at the Foundation, which will be comprised of a portfolio of investments. Program grants will be made to nationally recognized institutions of outstanding caliber to achieve improved clinical quality, patient safety, efficiency, and patient-reported outcomes, including dignity and respect for patients and families.
The Program seeks to address the problem that “adult patients in the U.S. do not consistently receive safe, high quality, affordable and respectful healthcare.” Planning efforts for the Program recognize that addressing this issue requires an approach that leverages the potential of both the healthcare delivery systems and that of patients and their families. The Program’s Theory of Change recognizes that: “Improvements in patient care outcomes will be more significant, efficient and durable by focusing on and meaningfully engaging patients and families in their own healthcare within a supportive healthcare delivery system.”
For more information about the Program, see http://www.moore.org/patient-care/.
The Patient Care Program Officer will provide programmatic, strategic and implementation support to the Patient Care Program.The position is designed as a full-time, exempt position. The Program Officer will collaborate with the Patient Care Program team to develop the Program strategy by focusing on all aspects of project planning and implementation - from “A to Z.” Additionally, the Program Officer will manage a portfolio of relationships, grants, and strategic program workflow that are implemented efficiently by the Patient Care Program team through effective coordination.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Help achieve Program goals by managing a portfolio of active grants, making a select number of additional grants, and implementing non-grant activities (convenings, white papers) to maximize Foundation impact.
- Proactively identify new ideas, organizations, and partnerships, which can advance the Program’s national work and impact.
- Maintain solid knowledge of the field and key emerging trends.
- Manage external relationships with grantees and other key partners in support of programmatic goals.
- Coordinate with internal staff to complete grantmaking and monitoring processes.
- Participate in periodic presentations on Program strategy and progress to the Board, senior management, and other Foundation staff.
- Build and manage relationships with key players in the healthcare field, while managing expectations about the Patient Care Program’s future investments
- Periodically communicate both informally and formally about the Foundation’s activities.
The candidate will have:
- A Master’s degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Health Services Research, Business, Economics, etc.).
- A background in healthcare (5-7 years) such as work in a provider organization, health services research, foundation, healthcare improvement organization, administration, healthcare consultancy, and/or in the pharmaceutical or medical products sector.
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues, organizations, facts, and trends in the healthcare sector, preferably including healthcare improvement and/or workforce issues.
- A record of working on complex partnership or multi-stakeholder projects.
- Demonstrated knowledge and/experience in advancing program goals through strategic communications.
|Competencies and Attributes |
The ideal candidate also will have:
- A sophisticated understanding of healthcare delivery systems.
- Demonstrated passion for making improvements to the healthcare system.
- Demonstrated strategic planning skills, with ability to identify and rigorously evaluate new opportunities.
- Strong project management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage projects and budgets, set realistic goals and objectives, and balance multiple priorities.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, with ability to develop productive relationships with colleagues, grantees, stakeholders, and other. Collegial and energetic working style.
- Demonstrated comfort with and experience in public speaking and, meeting organization/facilitation.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong business acumen.
- Personal motivation to support the Foundation mission and goals.
- Ability and interest in traveling to local and out-of-town grantee meetings, site visits, and national conferences.
|Compensation and Benefits |
Compensation includes a competitive base salary and an excellent package of health, retirement savings and other benefits.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to: email@example.com
Please include Patient Care Program Officer in the subject line.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All correspondence will remain confidential.