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GHR Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (hybrid)
30+ days ago



Are you seeking a position that helps bring forward a promising new vision for the world? Are you inspired by Pope Francis’ messages of dignity, equity and care for our shared humanity? Are you energized by the potential of Catholic and faith-based development actors in addressing today’s most pressing global issues?

GHR is seeking a dynamic, creative and strategic program officer to contribute to an exciting program focused on realizing Pope Francis’s vision for the world, where relationships among people, institutions and planet form on the basis of the common good. 

Organization Background

GHR Foundation is a hope-fueled global funder of service to people and their limitless potential for good. In collaboration with partners and communities around the world, GHR reimagines what’s possible when accelerating progress locally – toward racial and educational equity in our community; globally – through change-making approaches to persistent development challenges; and in biomedical – on groundbreaking research to prevent Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.

While GHR has supported work of the Catholic Church – both locally and globally – for more than 50 years, we are deepening relationships with Catholic and faith-based partners, including the Vatican, to retool and reorient the way they work, to carry out Pope Francis’s vision most effectively in service to integral human development.

Position Summary

The program department includes $50M+ in resources to achieve the foundation’s impact goals. There are three domains, biomedical, global and local within which reside discrete program areas. The program officer is responsible for managing grants, relationships and multi-year deliverables within assigned program areas that contribute to the foundation’s impact goals. The program officer serves as part of a program team and represents foundation programs externally. 

This position is in the foundation’s Global Domain and will primarily support the Prepare the Future program area with some support and collaboration with the Children in Families program area.

Reporting and Collaborative Relationships

Supervised by the managing director, the program officer partners with the global domain team to execute and refine program strategy, collaborating with internal colleagues among program, finance and communications teams, as well as external advisors as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

The program officer is responsible for co-developing and implementing targeted, multi-year project plans within an assigned portfolio of partners in line with direction provided by the managing director. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing strategic plans within and across a portfolio of partners
  • Conducting data and landscape analysis, organizational and programmatic due diligence, and progress and results tracking in accordance with impact goals
  • Stewarding organizational relationships, facilitating progress and results, and helping to ensure partners are fully supported in their work
  • Assessing and mitigating reputational and operational risks within individual grants and across the assigned portfolio
  • Analyzing, synthesizing and providing regular progress reports that support internal learning and decision-making on program area strategy, grants, and multi-year strategic review
  • Facilitating discussion among grantees and with other advisors to advance impact through knowledge sharing, networking, and learning opportunities
  • Collaborating with program and grants management staff to inform and respond to policies and practices, and contribute to projects and relationships that connect to broader foundation efforts
  • Representing the foundation externally
  • Commitment to and ability to live into GHR’s values - lead with love; reimagine what is possible; partner, boldly; navigate and adapt



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional and life experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the relevant content area (see below) or closely related field; this includes general understanding of current issues and operators relevant to the content area, key research, landscape, trends, leaders, organizations, and networks
  • Experienced in project planning, management and analyses including ability to produce succinct and informative reports
  • Experienced in techniques of dialogue and listening, research and reflection to effectively gather salient points, discern and present findings in a way that advances learning while preserving the dignity and experience of those we partner with and serve
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail, demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and accomplish tasks under a deadline
  • Cultural competence and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with diverse constituency to build trust and achieve common goals
  • Strong written, verbal and facilitation skills; preference for bilingual candidates in English and Italian
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Candidates need not be based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally in compliance with foundation policies and procedures


Relevant content areas:

  • Roman Catholic Church and/or faith-based engagement in promoting integral human development
  • Global development contexts (particularly non-US) in related areas such as human services, climate, migration and/or care sectors
  • Skills in organizational design and change management, management consulting, communications, and journalism are applicable

Work Environment

GHR fosters a respectful, inclusive, collaborative and fun environment, a supportive and engaged team, full benefits including health, dental, vision (for self, partner and children) short and long-term disability, a generous retirement matching program, PTO starting at 20 days/year, educational assistance program, pre-tax health and transportation accounts and nine paid holidays a year. The office is closed from December 25 – January 1 each year.

The salary range for this position is $90,500 - $135,800 depending on qualifications.

GHR is currently a hybrid work environment with headquarters in downtown Minneapolis. Occasional domestic and international travel may be required in this position and COVID-19 vaccinations are required to travel on behalf of GHR.

GHR is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or local law for an individual who falls within the jurisdiction of such law.

We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. All are encouraged to apply

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to  Please reference job #GHR1027 in your letter. Application review will begin on November 4.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66214086
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: GHR Foundation
  • Position Title: Program Officer
  • Job Function: Marketing¬† & Communications
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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