Program Officer

Position Title: 
Program Officer
Organization Name: 
Healthcare Foundation of La Porte


About Us 

Founded in 2016, the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is a private foundation with more than $175 million in assets. Our vision is for La Porte, Indiana, to be among Indiana’s top 10 healthiest communities by 2030. Our mission is to empower residents to live healthy and well.  

To achieve our vision and mission, we: award grants and scholarships, run the Ten2030 data website and other programs, and act as a convener and capacity builder. By July of 2020, we will relocate to a new facility with room for nonprofit training programs, increase our capacity-building efforts, begin an impact investing strategy, and strengthen our role as a change-maker and innovator. 


Job Summary 

HFL is seeking our first full-time Program Officer who will assist the CEO to continue to develop, implement, and monitor the foundation’s grantmaking programs. Externally, the Program Officer would serve as an ambassador for the foundation, helping potential applicants understand our mission, goals, strategies, and program guidelines. Internally, you would work with the CEO to provide recommendations to, and facilitation of, committees that make the final decisions on awards and declines. You would also be accountable for monitoring and evaluating awards and for the quality of data and reporting within our software system and facilitating evaluation of our grants. 


Ideal Candidates 

Among other skills and traits, you will need: superior verbal and writing skills; an ability to synthesize complex information into a clear, concise summary; and thoroughness and accuracy in your program management and recordkeeping.  

The Program Officer will be adept in building relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds and worldviews, show a high level of personal and professional integrity; and a personal dedication to volunteering and community service. 

You should have: a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree or specialized certification in a related field a plus; at least five years of experience working in nonprofits, public agencies, and/or grantmaking institutions; experience in reading nonprofit financial statements and reviewing the general health and program quality of nonprofits; and track records of facilitating group conversations and fostering internal program improvement.  

You'll work from an office in La Porte, Indiana, and need to be able to regularly travel to other locations in the county. There will be occasional evening and weekend meetings.  


To Apply 

For a full job description, see attachment.  Applications will be accepted until March 13, 2020. Please email a PDF of your cover letter and resume to with “Program Officer (last name)” in the subject line. We will treat all applications in a confidential manner. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 13, 2020