Grantmakers In Health


District of Columbia

Date Posted

August 30, 2023

Job Category

If you are:

  • Passionate about making a difference in public health by centering health equity across multiple health areas
  • Passionate about engaging and empowering communities to improve health outcomes and make lasting change
  • A great communicator, able to synthesize information and distill key trends, challenges, and implications, both in writing and verbally
  • A natural connector, good at networking, making meaningful connections, bringing people together, and spreading ideas far and wide
  • Excited about leveraging philanthropy as a powerful force for change

We have the perfect opportunity for you!

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is looking for a dynamic Health Equity professional who enjoys delving into pressing health issues and designing programs that help the staff and trustees of foundations and corporate giving programs advance their missions and improve health outcomes for all.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Substantive expertise and thought leadership in health equity in the areas of public health, community health, and/or health policy.
  • Experience in community engagement and empowerment.
  • Experience supervising and leading staff.
  • Experience developing health equity programs in a nonprofit, government agency, or foundation environment.
  • Experience in policy research, data analysis, and advocacy at the state or federal level.
  • Experience in offering strategic guidance, building partnerships, and forming networks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and facilitation skills.
  • A graduate degree and at least five years of work experience in a health-related field (or a bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of work experience in a health-related field).

Who we are:

GIH is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Our mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community’s knowledge, skills, and effectiveness.


  • Lead and coordinate a team of peers who are responsible for specific aspects of health equity programming.
  • Collaborate with other GIH Program Directors, helping them include health equity perspectives in their programming.
  • Develop health equity programming for staff and trustees of foundations and corporate giving programs, including webinars, in-person meetings, learning communities, and sessions within GIH’s standing conferences.
  • Research and write about health equity issues for grantmaking and other philanthropic audiences. Develop surveys, write reports, and design infographics that track health equity trends in the field of health philanthropy.
  • Build effective relationships with grantmakers and provide strategic advice in response to their requests for assistance on programmatic and operational issues.
  • Represent GIH at external functions by effectively communicating about GIH, highlighting the work of health philanthropy, giving presentations related to health equity, and collaborating with grantmakers and other organizations on health equity issues. Design and write fundraising proposals and liaise with donors in the area of health equity.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary of $110,000 to $140,000 based on experience.
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick leave at the beginning of each year to encourage work life balance and a generous benefits package.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance along with voluntary life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance.
  • The option to participate in our Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts, SmartBenefits program, and to purchase supplemental insurance such as accident or hospital insurance through Aflac.
  • Eligibility to participate in our retirement plan upon hire, including a matching contribution and, after one year of employment, a generous discretionary contribution.

To Apply:

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To indicate your interest in this position, please submit the following information for consideration:

(Please include your last name in all filenames. When uploading materials, you should use this format: ProgramDirector.LastName.CoverLtr.Resume):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • At least two supervisory references and one professional colleague reference (including name, title, organization, phone number, and email).

Grantmakers In Health is an equal opportunity employer.