The Opportunity

The Senior Program Officer is a newly created role focused on the Foundation’s priority to improve health and healthcare for American Indian people in Montana. The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will lead the development and implementation of initiatives to improve American Indian health and strengthen the healthcare system. Working through the strong partnerships the MHCF has established with the tribes and urban Indian health centers in Montana, the SPO will spearhead efforts to confront deeply rooted health disparities. In addition, the Senior Program Officer will manage a grantee portfolio and work closely with colleagues on other Foundation focus areas.

As part of a carefully calibrated growth plan that includes three new hires in 2017, this will be the second senior program officer to join the Foundation and will report to the CEO. This is an opportunity to bring a passion for changing health outcomes in the state of Montana to an organization with the dynamism of a startup— mission-driven, hard-working, focused, smart, innovative, growing, action oriented— and the credibility earned during its first three years of operation. 

Minimum Qualifications

We seek candidates with a minimum of six years of professional experience in health administration, preferably in an American Indian Health Service or tribal health program. A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, is preferred. A MPH, MHA, MSW or JD would be an asset. Experience in the health industry, public health, health policy and a track record of designing and implementing initiatives that have demonstrably improved healthcare systems would be beneficial.