Grantmakers In Health


Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted

November 15, 2022

Job Category

The Vice President for Programming oversees program development at Grantmakers In Health (GIH) and is responsible for managing program staff; overseeing the development of all products and programs; setting programmatic priorities in partnership with the President and CEO; cultivating external relations and new ventures for the organization; and collaborating with other departments to sustain and build the organization.

This position will be based in Washington, D.C. The organization offers a hybrid work arrangement of three days in the office, two days teleworking. The VPā€™s salary will be commensurate with experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

What the Vice President for Programming does:

  • Knowledge Generation
  • Program Development and Management
  • Front-line Reviewer
  • Executive Team Member
  • External Relations
  • Fundraising


The ideal candidate will be an innovative, thoughtful, and forward-thinking leader with expertise in health policy/public health and/or philanthropy and a strong manager. He/She/They will have demonstrated success at leading programs and grants in the health space. This individual will be seen as an industry leader and cultivator of ideas related to developing programmatic priorities, building external relationships, and new ventures for the organization. As a continuous learner, the successful candidate should identify pioneering activities in health philanthropy and center equity at every turn.


  • Ability to foster collaboration and promote a culture of inclusivity across all aspects of their work.
  • A track record of leading and developing teams of six or more to achieve results.
  • As a spokesperson, able to confidently represent the organization at meetings and develop relationships with key philanthropic and health leaders.
  • Has the knowledge and ability to develop innovative learning activities for the.
  • A strong written and verbal communicaton with an ability to distill information and perspectives into concrete action plans.
  • A forward-thinker who has a proven ability to cultivate buy-in from internal and external stakeholders on matters of change.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree and at least 10 years of work experience in a health-related field.
  • Experience in program design, project management, and policy analysis in a nonprofit, government agency, or foundation environment.
  • Expertise working on major issues in public health, the U.S. health care system, and health policy.
  • Experience leading high-performing teams, managing complex projects, and forging high-profile partnerships.
  • Skilled at developing and managing budgets and resources to achieve results.
  • Excellent leadership, management, writing, editing, public speaking, and problem-solving skills.
  • An ardent champion of health equity and social justice.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a cover letter articulating your interest in the role and the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria to:

Click here to download the position brief.

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date Posted


About the Organization

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.