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Manager, Community Grants

Manager, Community Grants
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Job Description: 

Position Purpose: The position reports to the VP of Community Investments & Government Affairs. The Manager, Community Grants will work closely with the Director of Public Affairs on the development of Health Net’s community grants programs. The position is responsible for implementation, oversight and daily management and operationalization of Health Net’s community investment efforts for an assigned region.This position requires close coordination and effective communication with the department Director, key business and functional leaders, and the Community Grants Program Advisory Committee to meet business objectives. 

  • Executes and monitors a comprehensive community grants strategy specific to geographic regions, funding priorities, and/or other needs as identified to ensure the successful start-up and establishment of the Community Investment program.
  • Identifies strategic grant-making opportunities in regional portfolio in alignment with Company’s business objectives and priorities of the Community Investment program.
  • Develops an annual work plan for community grants that will achieve the goals of the Company’s five-year community investment plan and state regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees all stages of grant-making in the regional portfolio including solicitation, due diligence, and evaluation of funding proposals. Makes funding recommendations to the Director and the Advisory Committee in accordance with the Company’s priorities and state regulatory requirements.
  • Manages the regional portfolio of grants in accordance with the annual work plan and budget. Monitors community grants, ensures proper and timely disbursement of grant funds and tracks grant expenditures.
  • Analyzes community grantee performance and produces evaluation reports for submission to the Director, executive management, the Advisory Committee, and state regulators.
  • Will be required to travel and attend meetings, conduct site visits, liaise with grantees, and represent the company to key stakeholders.
  • Interfaces with internal departments and employees to ensure alignment and consistency in achieving company goals and initiatives in a compliant manner.
  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures, and government regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public policy, healthcare administration or related field required, Master’s degree highly preferred. 5 to7 years of experience working within a highly matrixed, regulated environment with superior project management including planning, project execution, and evaluation. Minimum three year of supervisory experience. Minimum three year experience in managed care or health related field, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector, legislative and/or public policy arena. Experience working with senior management, governmental and regulatory agencies, provider groups, community-based organizations, and/or foundations/philanthropic organizations preferred. Experience working with the uninsured, under-insured and diverse populations (culturally and linguistically) preferred. Demonstrated portfolio of relationships with business, community healthcare, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector, and diverse communities of assigned region.


Up to 25% travel required.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.