St. David's Foundation


Austin, Texas

Date Posted

August 10, 2022

Job Category
The Program Associate supports and coordinates major bodies of work overseen by the Senior Program Officers. The Program Associate will join a team that works collectively across many fields of expertise to improve the health and well-being of our Central Texas neighbors.


Program Support and Initiative Management

  1. Support the Senior Program Officers to ensure an ongoing connection between the Foundation’s strategic direction and the operations of the Foundation.
  2. Manage discrete bodies of work for the Senior Program Officers that may include existing initiative oversight, new project support, or project and relationship management.
  3. Serve as a connector and facilitate collaboration between the Senior Program Officers and members of other teams including Grants Management, Evaluation & Strategic Learning, and Communications.


  1. Prepare written presentations and other materials, including reports and program/policy analyses in support of the Foundation’s goal areas.


  1. Plan, manage, and participate in conferences, meetings, and other gatherings of grantees, consultants, and partners.

Grants Administration

  1. Support the Senior Program Officers to evaluate grant proposals, conduct background research, and prepare proposals for funding.

Outcomes Assessment

  1. Support implementation of outcomes assessment processes related to the Foundation grants and strategic direction.
  2. In partnership with the Evaluation & Strategic Learning Team, support organizational data management by monitoring, collecting, and analyzing data presented as part of the grants process.



  1. Visionary and critical thinker, with the proven ability to effectively identify and implement complex initiatives, as well as demonstrated ability to proactively seek solutions to complex problems.
  2. Demonstrated high emotional intelligence and situational awareness.
  3. Demonstrated short- and long-range strategic planning, program management and project implementation skills, with superior productivity.
  4. Superior verbal, interpersonal, written, and listening communication skills, with proven ability to communicate complex subject matter diplomatically, concisely, and professionally with internal and external audiences.
  5. Superior organizational, project management, time management, and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to successfully handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  6. Demonstrated ability to gather information, perform analysis, and present results to executive decision makers.
  7. Self-motivated and proactive, with demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative on projects.
  8. Strong relationship management skills, with the proven ability to work well with various personalities.
  9. Exceptional service ethic and skills, including effective interactions, responsiveness, resourcefulness, and follow-through.
  10. Demonstrated experience in working with sensitive information and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  11. Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and high-quality work.
  12. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and effectively participate in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  13. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion across all functions, engagements, and relationships with proven ability to work effectively across cultures.
  14. A commitment to and embodiment of the Foundation’s core values, including Collaboration, Community, Compassion, Innovation, and Stewardship.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of three years of program management support and/or project management experience.
  3. Experience in foundation grantmaking, public health and/or program evaluation.
  4. Experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
  5. Experience in an external-facing role, such as community outreach or client service.
  6. Demonstrated effective public speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  7. Experience with report synthesis and preparation.
  8. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  9. Willingness and ability to travel, on occasion, to multiple locations within Central Texas.
  10. Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the Foundation.


  1. Minimum of five years of program management support and/or project management experience.
  2. Experience with Blackbaud or other grants management software.
  3. Advanced degree in Public Health, Social Work, Public Administration/Affairs, Healthcare Administration, Business, Public Policy, Urban Planning, or related field.
  4. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

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About the Organization

The mission of St. David’s Foundation is to help improve the health and well-being of our most underserved Central Texas neighbors in our five-county area using our resources to reduce health inequity, increase access to healthcare focusing on the whole person through integrated care, and support the communities we serve in taking an active role in their health and healthcare needs. As one of the largest health foundations in the country, St. David’s Foundation invests over $75 million each year.

We believe all Central Texans should have the opportunity to achieve optimal health. Health equity is achieved when you can no longer predict how healthy a person is – or will be – by their race, ethnicity, gender or zip code.


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