The Program Officer will be part of a team that focuses on health and human services. The Program Officer will participate in developing, managing and evaluating a portfolio of grants and initiatives which align with the foundation’s strategic plan. As one of the primary liaisons with the nonprofit community, the Program Officer will maintain and develop relationships within the foundation’s service area and maintain a knowledge base of current trends and activities within the service area. In addition, he/she will help to identify prospective investments, manage due diligence and other pre-grant interactions with potential grantees, and assist grantees with developing proposals which relate to the foundation’s strategic priorities.
The T.L.L. Temple Foundation recently completed an in-depth strategic planning process. The process allowed foundation board members and staff to assess the possible impact of the foundation’s internal resources, expertise, values, interest, and priorities against our region’s needs and the opportunity for impact in Deep East Texas. The Program Officer will be part of a team which works to ensure the foundation’s philanthropic activities in health, human services, and arts and culture are aligned with the foundation’s strategic plan. The Program Officer reports to the Senior Program Officer for health, human services, and arts and culture.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with background and experience. The foundation offers an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, and earned time off).
Application Information Apply by visiting https://tlltemple.bamboohr.com/jobs. Respond to the questions, upload a cover letter addressing how the applicant’s background and experience relate to the advertised responsibilities and qualifications, upload a resume, and provide the names and contact information of three references. References will not be checked without applicant's permission.
Review of applications will begin Monday, March 11, and will continue until the position is filled.
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Essential Functions of the Program Officer Position
Work effectively and collaboratively as a member of the foundation’s program team to build, manage, and monitor a portfolio of grant programs and/or initiatives aligned with the foundation’s strategies around physical health, behavioral health, poverty, food insecurity, and other strategies related to health, human services, and arts and culture.
Participate in implementing the foundation’s strategic plan and ensure foundation philanthropic activities are aligned to the strategic plan.
Work with leadership to develop plans for strategic grantmaking that ensure results in the areas of interest to the foundation.
Maintain a working knowledge of best practices, trends, changes to government regulations or law, and other related aspects of the field through research, continuous learning, and developing a network of partners and experts.
Analyze state and national data sets related to the foundation’s priorities and provide analysis in a usable and actionable format.
Identify organizations with aligned interests, goals, and strategies, which might serve as potential funding partners.
Assist in organizing foundation-sponsored convenings of grantees and key field experts.
Review grantee reports, monitor performance in meeting strategic objectives, and collaborate with grant manager to respond to grantee inquiries and problems.
Recommend specific changes in grantmaking that are indicated by monitoring and assessment.
Monitor grants in progress and review grants that have completed their grant period to determine if they have achieved intended results.
Extract information and data from grant evaluations which can be utilized by both grantees and the foundation and disseminated through outlets such as the foundation’s website, stakeholder convenings, and other internal and external settings.
Research and review grant proposals by gathering information from experts, making site visits, and analyzing information.
Maintain awareness of changing needs and emerging opportunities in the foundation’s service area as they relate to foundation goals.
Develop reports to aggregate evaluation results and communicate the foundation’s impact to internal and external audiences.
Perform other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the foundation.
Experience and Knowledge
Preferred experience of five or more years working within the field(s) of nonprofit management, health, or human services. Familiarity with key issues related to social determinants of health, preferably in rural settings. Knowledge of philanthropic organizations and/or nonprofit organizations is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree is required with preference of a master’s degree in a related field of study.
Skills and Attributes
Grant-making experience strongly preferred; desire to work in and with nonprofit sector is essential.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; proven ability to be flexible in a team-oriented approach with diverse groups of people.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
Content expertise in health and human services.
Knowledge of program evaluation and determining results.
Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
Ability to effectively manage multiple, concurrent projects.
The personal qualities of good judgment, diplomacy, sense of humor, and integrity.
Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills, including understanding the need for respect in all interactions with internal and external audiences.
Additional Salary Information: The foundation offers an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, and earned time off).
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About T.L.L. Temple Foundation
The T.L.L. Temple Foundation (TLLTF) is a private family foundation headquartered in Lufkin, Texas. TLLTF was established in 1962 by Georgie Temple Munz to honor her father, Thomas Lewis Latane´ Temple. It was her wish to create a foundation to improve the quality of life for residents of Deep East Texas, the geographic area wherein the Temple family operated its business enterprises and accumulated its wealth. The foundation’s trustees remain committed to East Texas and recently adopted this mission: The T.L.L. Temple Foundation works alongside families and communities to build a thriving Deep East Texas and to alleviate poverty, creating access and opportunity for all. The foundation’s mission will be realized through program areas including education, economic development, health and human services, arts and culture, and conservation and the environment.
The foundations geographic priority area is 24 counties. Within East Texas, TLLTF focuses upon 22 rural counties and one primarily urban county. Miller County, Arkansas (Texarkana area) is the 24th county. The foundation’s total assets are approximately $450 million, and the foundation’s annual distribution is approxim...ately $22 million. More information about the foundation is available at: www.tlltemple.foundation.