Program officer

Organization: Butterfield Memorial Foundation

As an experienced professional member of the foundation staff, the Program Officer reports directly to the foundation Vice President of Programs, and together with other members of the grants team, recommends grant making policies, helps to develop new program emphases and initiatives, insures effective operation of the assigned program area and serves as a liaison with the community with an innovative and Kingdom world view mindset. While some cross functionality is inevitable in a team-driven environment, this position primarily facilitates Direct Charitable Activities of the foundation which focus upon grant making, medical internships and non-profit capacity building and collaborative community initiatives.

As a vital member of the grant and program team, the program officer would work cohesively with all program staff, the Vice President of Programs, President and the Grant Committee to:

* Maintain a working knowledge of community needs and public and private policy development as it translates into effective grant making activities within our guidelines.

• Prepare summaries and necessary support material pertinent to the submitted applications and funding recommendations for the Grants Committee.
• Act as the Foundation Liaison with the higher education clinical internship oversight committees.

Among several of the vital program activities within the varied focus of the Foundation, the program officer may potentially:


• Assist potential grant applicants to evaluate whether their request is congruent with our overall criteria and focus; assisting in the development and submission of an initial inquiry and full         application, if warranted
• Review applications, including analysis of supplemental documents; conduct site visits and prepare recommendations for grant team meetings. Provide technical advice to applicants if appropriate.
• Follow established grants from approval through follow-up and reporting process with accuracy and attention to detail. Insure integrity of grant objectives and outcomes.
• Participate in initiative development. Lead/manage initiatives as assigned, researching initiative area as required. Assist in evaluating initiative efforts.
• Manage reporting process for caseload of funded requests, analyze and evaluate submitted reports, gaining team consensus and taking action if problems are detected.

• Further develop, implement and monitor the Foundation’s Primary Care Provider development initiatives, including working closely with the subcommittees that oversee the Foundation’s medical   internship opportunities, and networking with student groups such as the OUHSC chapter of the Christian Medical Dental Association and outreach organizations such as Christian Community        Health Fellowship

• Act as ambassador for the foundation in the community specifically to insure that the message of our mission reaches all those for whom it is intended

• Duties may include communications such as press-releases, website content management and social media management.

 

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. A masters degree in business, communications, public health or related field is an advantage


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Essential Skills and Qualifications

* Minimum of 5 years successful experience in grant making and/or nonprofit fundraising and administrative experience in innovative people-oriented program structure.
• Ability to read, construct and analyze financial documents such as IRS 990’s, budgets, profit and loss statements and year-to-date financials.
• Strong analytical skills and sound judgment that embraces innovation, integration and optimization of resources.
• Excellent composition communication skills to include diverse media objectives such as website content, press releases, objective overview and project reports.
• Proven ability to convene, organize and mobilize diverse teams of skill sets with the objective of identifying barriers and producing strategy and measurable outcomes.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
• Evidence of successful cultivation of internal and external relationships.
• Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
* Experience in handling multiple assignments and meeting deadlines.
• High-level computer software skills with ability in word processing, spreadsheets, email, and database applications.
• Team-oriented; effective oral communicator.
* Understands, identifies with, embraces and can advocate for the values of the evangelical Christian community.
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 Valid Oklahoma drivers license and consistent access to their own vehicle

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Physical Requirements

• Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
* Ability to conduct site visits as required. May include walking for a distance, rough terrain, construction site visits, etc.
* Ability to travel for long distances, either by air or by automotive vehicle.

Butterfield Memorial Foundation offers a full benefit package which includes a health insurance plan, a 401(k) plan with a matching opportunity, paid leave and professional development
opportunities.

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For additional information or to place an application by submitting a cover letter and up-to-date resume
please contact Beth Brown, Vice President, Programs, at bethb@butterfieldfoundation.org or  call 405-604-4705
Additional information of interest to applicants.
The Butterfield Memorial Foundation was established in 2005 through the proceeds from the sale of Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, and is named for the late Ralph and Gladys Butterfield    who dedicated their much of their lives to the ministry of the Home of Redeeming Love and Deaconess Hospital. Butterfield Foundation is voluntarily affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of  North American and provides support to Christian 501(c)3 organizations who are dedicated to being the hands and feet of Christ by providing health and medical programs to the underserved.  Support is primarily focused on agencies located in Oklahoma County and the six contiguous counties, namely Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan and Pottawatomie. A small amount of  funding is made available for ministries outside of Central Oklahoma and overseas. Additional information about the foundation can be found by visiting our website www.butterfieldfoundation.org  or call 405-604-4705

The process of grant making, as well as other community outreach programs such as educational capacity-building programs, are ways that Butterfield Memorial Foundation maintains an active  presence in the Christian non-profit community. The Program Officer is a vital member of our synergistic team with their primary responsibility focused upon facilitating and implementing a  multitude of Direct Charitable Activities