Program Associate, Patient Care Program

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Compensation includes a competitive base salary and an excellent package of health, retirement savings and other benefits.

Published

08/24/2018

Address

Palo Alto
CA
United States

Description

About the Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, we foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Guided by this vision and the Statement of Founders' Intent, each day we strive to make a significant and positive impact on the world. We tackle large, important issues at a scale where we believe we can make significant and measurable impacts. We know that our ability to take risks and make long-term and relatively large commitments allows us to undertake challenges not accessible to many other organizations.

We focus on work in the areas that our founders are committed to improving: environmental conservation, science, and patient care. In addition, we support land conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has provided for the quality of life that Gordon and Betty have enjoyed with their family.


Foundation facts

  • Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA
  • $6.5+ billion in assets
  • Annual Foundation budget of over $300 million
  • About 100 employees
  • Four program areas: Environmental Conservation, Science, Patient Care, and the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on these same issues locally


Patient Care Program

Our Patient Care Program aims to improve the experience and outcomes people have with their care. Currently, we are exploring two areas in patient care: patient safety and serious illness care.

In patient safety we are concerned with diagnostic errors, avoidable harm occurring in community-based settings, safety issues related to the use of health information technology and outcomes of our ongoing work in the ICU. In serious illness care, we are exploring how best to support individuals and the health care system in preparing and caring for people with serious illness, including those very near end of life.

Our mission to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care originates from our co-founder, Betty Irene Moore. Based on her own experience in the hospital, and in caring for family members who have been hospitalized, Betty saw an opportunity to improve the quality and safety of care delivered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through an effort spanning more than a decade, our Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative engaged bedside nurses to lead improvement efforts that successfully changed the way hospitals provide care throughout the San Francisco Bay area and greater Sacramento. Today, we continue to provide nurses with education and training to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care through the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis.

For more information about the program, visit:  Patient Care Program


The Position

The primary responsibility of the Program Associate position is to effectively manage grants and workflows through effective coordination with team members and other colleagues. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage grant development pipeline: Create grant records for developing grants, review and organize requirements documentation; Prepare grants for submission and approval
  • Manage active grants: Review grantee reports and respond to grantees regarding their reports as requested by Program Officers; Track grantee payments; Work with grantees and Foundation staff to facilitate grant changes
  • Assist Program Officers in reviewing new grant proposals and in conducting research on potential grants and future areas of grantmaking.
  • Manage contracts with vendors and consultants, including drafting contracts and assisting with timely payment.
  • Assist in the investigation/initiative’s knowledge management processes, including tracking media/journals and collecting/organizing relevant publications.
  • Communicate directly with grantees/potential grantees regarding grantmaking policies and systems.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of key meetings and grantee convenings as needed.
  • Maintain meeting agendas, create and distribute meeting notes and synthesis documents, maintain action items, etc.
  • Help to support organization and coordination of grantee conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Actively participate in Patient Care Program and Foundation meetings, trainings, grantee visits, and other activities as appropriate.

 

Experience and Education

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated work experience in administration and/or project management.
  • Interest in patient care as demonstrated through work, extracurricular activities, and/or volunteer programs.


Competencies

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent project management and analytical skills.
  • A strong team orientation, positive attitude, integrity, self-motivation, discipline, and reliability.
  • Ability to work independently, self-manage priorities and goals for projects, meet deadlines, and multi-task while working well under pressure.
  • Ability to work proactively and take initiative while also consulting with Program Director and Program Officers as appropriate.
  • Ability to think critically and exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate courses of action.
  • Interest and ability to synthesize knowledge in a variety of scientific fields.
  • Willingness to ask for help and identify appropriate resources to accomplish tasks, when necessary.
  • Strong written, oral, graphic, and inter-personal communication skills (e.g. phone inquiries, webpages, PowerPoint presentations, correspondence, and research summaries).
  • Proficiency with office productivity software (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).


Attributes

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes that describe how we at the Foundation strive to do our work with each other and our partners.

  • Committed to Excellence
  • Passionate
  • Collegial
  • Open and Honest
  • Humble and Self-Aware


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes a competitive base salary and an excellent package of health, retirement savings and other benefits.


Application Process

To apply, please visit our careers page at http://www.moore.org/about/careers to submit your cover letter, resume and application.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All correspondence will remain confidential.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://www.moore.org/

To apply, please visit our careers page at http://www.moore.org/about/careers to submit your cover letter, resume and application.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All correspondence will remain confidential.


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