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Program Officer - Health

Program Officer - Health
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Job Description: 

The Community Outreach department of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (the Tribe) executes on the mandates of the philanthropic goals of the Tribe, giving locally, regionally and nationally in both programmatic and operational capacities. The Tribe is active in donating funds for a variety of projects in the California Inland Empire region, as well as nationally for qualified Native American non-profits. Qualified non-profits receive support from the Tribe in the way of monetary donations for cultural, social, and economic projects to benefit the common good of the communities in which they live and work.

The Program Officer – Health is responsible for developing a strategy and slate of opportunities for funding that will lead to progress and positive impacts in the health program area. This will include convening various organizations and stakeholders that affect change and managing a grant-making portfolio, which includes reviewing grant requests, conducting site visits, evaluating grantee capacity for success and judging for the appropriate fit with the Tribe’s funding criteria. Key to this work is to establish and maintain effective working relationships with grantees, stakeholders and other members of the San Manuel staff.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop annual charitable-giving funding strategies and plans, and communication tools to support these plans.
  • Review funding applications and make recommendations for funding grant requests.
  • Track and analyze key policy, technical, service and other developments and trends relevant to the health program area.
  • Manage outcome and evaluation plans for key health-related philanthropic investments and projects.
  • Maintain current information about local, regional, and national activities related to San Manuel’s grant-making interests and areas of intersection with other program work.
  • Foster working relationships among non-profits, foundations and others to strengthen and connect across fields of work.
  • Provide technical assistance to existing grantees to improve and build on organizational capabilities to successfully complete grant projects.
  • Compile data and information for the creation of reports.
  • Create evaluation frameworks and tracking mechanisms to monitor the progress of grantee organizations and integrate knowledge from the grant-making experience back into program activities.
  • Facilitate public relations activities with the Office of Public Affairs and grantees regarding philanthropic efforts of the Tribe.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a public relations or philanthropy-related field required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements indicated above.
  • Advanced level experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.



  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company’s insurance carrier.


San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


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