Now Hiring: Program Officer

Are you passionate about providing well-researched, meaningful and impactful community programming to enhance lives? As Program Officer of Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, you will develop and oversee the delivery of strategic, cutting edge programming focused on children’s and maternal health.


The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) is an independent, private foundation dedicated to improving the health and health care of the people and communities of Western and Central New York. Under the direction of the Vice President of Programs, this program officer role contributes to the team achieving the strategic vision and goals of the Foundation, focusing on the health of children and mothers.


As Program Officer, you will have an opportunity to work with the community to design and implement programs that reduce health disparities and improve outcomes. You will work with a highly passionate and collaborative team and, together, move the needle forward in bettering health for all people and communities within Western and Central New York. We will provide you with a creative, mission-driven environment where you can truly make a difference.


Lead selected initiatives and programs while monitoring outcomes and reporting progress
Develop strong cross-sector relationships while representing the Foundation and identify potential partners
Serve as subject matter expert in children’s and maternal health issues
Review policy implications, opportunities, and barriers as it relates to programming
Effectively articulate programmatic goals to Board of Trustees
Regularly interact with team members, consultants, current grantees, potential grantees, grant-making colleagues, health care leaders and members of the community

The position will be located in Buffalo, NY. Regular travel among the 16 counties of Western and Central New York, as well as periodic statewide and national travel, is required. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with necessary insurance is required.

The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity and community advancement.


To apply directly or to refer a friend for this outstanding opportunity, contact Emily Barber, Talent Management Specialist with Performance Management Partners, Inc.