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The West End Home Foundation

Program Officer

The West End Home Foundation


Job Summary

The West End Home Foundation (WEHF) seeks a progressive, energetic, mission-focused Program Officer. WEHF is an independent charitable foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults through grantmaking, advocacy and community collaboration. The Program Officer will provide professional staff support to the annual grant process and will provide project management and support to the Foundation’s advocacy initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities:

  • Review grant aplications to determine compliance and conduct follow-up with applicants as needed.
  • Participate in grant review process along with Foundation board members to evaluate and make funding recommendations for annual grants.
  • Conduct/facilitate meetings and site visits with agency representatives to gain a deeper understanding of funded projects and community needs.
  • Conduct research on aging-related issues, trends and best practices.
  • Curate content to be shared on the Foundation website and through other communication vehicles.
  • Provide project management and support to the Foundation’s advocacy efforts and other special projects.


Core Knowledge and Skills

  • Successful candidate should have a working knowledge of nonprofit agencies and program management including the process of seeking and/or receiving grants. Understanding of evaluating program performance and effectiveness a plus. 
  • Experience in the field of aging or philanthropy preferred but not required.
  • Ability to research and compile information on identified topics.
  • Proficient in basic office technology including Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other comparable programs.
  • Experience utilizing electronic databases and software programs.
  • Successful candidate needs to be a strong communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Must be organized, collaborative and committed to making a positive difference for older adults.
  • Must be able to promote a compassionate and competent image of WEHF throughout interactions with multiple constituents, including, but not limited to, board members, staff, current and potential grantees, community leaders and community members.

Core Capabilities for Success in This Role

  • Adaptability: Is flexible, maintains effectiveness by adjusting behavior, work routines, and habits to meet a goal and/or changing circumstances. Is seen as balanced despite the conflicting demands of the situation.  
  • Analytical Thinking: Uses facts and available information to develop logical assumptions. Discriminates between important and unimportant details, recognizes inconsistencies between facts and/or data, and draws accurate inferences from information (includes differentiating, comparing, contrasting, linking, researching)
  • Collaboration / Relationship Building: Develops and maintains effective working relationships with grantees, community partners and others using strong interpersonal skills. Solicits participation, challenges ideas and summarizes accomplishments and planned actions.
  • Communication: Conveys insights, decision-points, and recommendations in an even-handed, clear way. Presents ideas in a clear, succinct, organized, and engaging manner. Is effective in a variety of presentation settings inside and outside the organization (formal and informal, one-on-one, small and large groups and leadership).
  • DEI Mindset: Seeks input from and values the uniqueness of people of diverse groups and cultures. Works effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds. Challenges practices or policies that may be exclusionary. Proven commitment to race and income equity, and ability to formulate strategies that drive toward equity.
  • Problem Solving / Results Orientation: Asks good questions and probes all sources for answers; sees underlying or hidden patterns; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers. Uses rigorous logic and methods to analyze and understand why problems occur; generates and implements creative, cost effective and realistic solutions.

Additional Information


This is a salaried position with prorated benefits.

How to Apply

Submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:



  • Date Posted: May 4, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Philanthropy / CSR
  • Start Date: 08/02/2021
  • Salary Range: $38,000 - $45,000
  • Working Hours: 24 hr/wk, flexible schedule