Long Beach, CA
Archstone Foundation is a nonprofit, non-partisan, private foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older Californians and their caregivers. Since its inception, the Foundation has responded to the implications of California’s changing demographics by funding initiative-based grants, educational programs, and innovative responses to the emerging and unmet needs of this growing number of older adults. Archstone Foundation has also funded a wide range of grantees making important contributions in critical, yet often overlooked areas of need. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly 1,200 grants with a total value of more than $120 million, well surpassing its initial endowment.
Our New Strategic Direction
In 2019, Archstone Foundation staff began a strategic planning process to review our work to better understand and respond to the most pressing issues facing older adults’ health and well-being. Stakeholders throughout Southern California and a wide range of regional and national experts identified long-standing systemic failures and the lack of coordination between health care and social services as fundamental challenges.
In direct response to the siloed nature of care for older people, the Foundation’s new strategic direction shifts from specific priority areas to three broader, coordinated strategies, our Three Ts: Teams, Training, and Technology. We believe this shift will enable more older adults and their caregivers to access high-quality care across systems. Our grantmaking will emphasize the interrelated systems and models required to provide a more comprehensive, coordinated system of care for California’s aging population. We also believe that this work will improve the health and well-being of Californians and their caregivers and advance a more just and equitable care system.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Program Associate works collaboratively with other Foundation team members to provide support to the Program Team. The Program Associate will conduct various special research projects for the President and CEO. Within the Program Team, the Program Associate will develop grantmaking strategies and will oversee a small portfolio of grants related to Technology (i.e., health information exchange) to help achieve the Foundation’s mission. The Program Associate is responsible for reviewing proposals submitted for consideration, conducting site visits, monitoring grant progress, and representing the Foundation on committees and at public meetings. The Program Associate works with grantees and other community organizations to identify additional areas for potential funding, provides technical assistance as needed.
The individual shall be a creative and analytical thinker, innovative and pragmatic with a high degree of receptivity to other fields and new ideas. The individual shall have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work independently, the ability to multitask, and shall be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams). Knowledge of Salesforce and social media platforms (Twitter and LinkedIn) a plus. The individual shall also possess a strong work ethic, high energy level,
and a sincere dedication to the Foundation’s mission.
• A minimum of two years of experience as a practitioner, funder, or policy analyst in the
field of aging and/or health programs;
• Excellent written and verbal skills;
• Excellent analytical skills and the ability to analyze budgets, financial statements, and
• Exceptional interpersonal and social skills to work with co-workers, prospective grantees,
Board members, and the general public; ability to work sensitively with a variety of
community and cultural groups;
• Understanding of private philanthropy’s role in the community and a familiarity with
non-profit organizations; and
• Ability to operate within a deadline-orientated and fast-paced environment.
• Advanced degree in a field relevant to health, aging, or business is preferred (e.g., Public
Health, Social Work, Gerontology, Public Administration, Business, Information
$75,000 plus an excellent benefits package, including 403(b) retirement plan with match, zero-premium individual medical, dental, vision, long term disability insurance, parking, and mileage.
How to Apply
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