The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is now seeking nominations and applications for a Program Officer, Workforce in its Patients and Access portfolio. STBF is a private grant-making Foundation with a U.S. home office in Omaha, Nebraska, and a global office in Kigali, Rwanda. With annual spending in excess of $500 million, it is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. The Foundation has only two main areas of grant making: 1) supporting efforts to reduce unintended pregnancy and access to safe abortion for women in the U.S. and around the world and 2) to enable low-income students in Nebraska to attend and succeed in college. The Foundation currently employs 52 staff across 19 states in the U.S. and 11 staff in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Program Officer, Workforce will draw upon their deep experience and knowledge in abortion and contraceptive health care clinical education and training, setting guidelines and practice standards, and other workforce issues. They will serve as a skilled strategic thinker, co-creator, and implementer of portfolio workplans that serve STBF’s goals. They will bring strong relationship-building skills to their role as a grantmaker, developing trust-based and collaborative partnerships with portfolio grantees. They will uphold high standards for stewarding the Foundation’s resources, including budgeting, grant monitoring, and compliance. Additionally, in keeping with the values of STBF, they will collaborate across colleagues and join a diverse team of people deeply committed to equitable practices and reducing disparities in the workplace as well as in the field. This position reports to a Senior Program Officer. The Program Officer is pivotal in bolstering the reproductive health workforce, ensuring quality, accessibility, and inclusivity in service provision. Recognizing that a competent, diverse, robust, and healthy workforce is critical to ensuring high quality access to abortion and contraception, this role focuses on initiatives that build capacity, offer training, and promote inclusivity within reproductive health care professions.

The Program Officer will bring a deep spirit of humility, honesty, and collaboration to the role of grant maker. Their relationship-building skills will allow for collaborative, responsive, conscientious, and expert thought partnership with their grantees. They will conduct site visits to stay up to date on portfolio grantees’ work and attend or convene meetings as necessary to bring additional expertise to bear that informs USP’s work. They will contribute to reports for the STBF Board and develop or maintain relationships with other funders in the movement.

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