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Grants Officer

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:  Facilitates CareFirst's long-term community investments to advance the company's mission to pursue health equity by addressing social determinants of health. Strategically leverages CareFirst's assets, authentically engaging communities, and a diverse set of stakeholders to measurably improve the health, economic, social and/or environmental quality of life in the Region.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Administers philanthropic investments: Facilitates the life cycle of CareFirst’s long-term community investments from application to award and beyond by triaging requests, conducting due diligence and presenting information to make recommendations on which investments to fund or decline. Engages with RFP content experts, coordinating the evaluation of RFP proposals and summary of RFP proposals. For approved investments, confirming the funding award and monitoring the financial process to ensure timely processing of payments to nonprofit organizations and partners. Identifies strategies for measuring and evaluating program outcomes. Aids in the monitoring of metrics to measure the effectiveness of grant making and corporate citizenship initiatives.

Provides Partnership Support: Cultivates new and existing strategic partnerships with external stakeholders (local business groups, community representatives, not-for-profit organizations and more) to shepherd authentic community and associate engagement as well as investments that align with the CareFirst mission. For current partners, conduct evaluation meetings with grantees, external evaluators and staff members for portfolio of grants. Compose summary evaluative reports, including staff observations and recommendations for grantmaking.

Supports Investment Budget and Portfolio Management: Collaborate across the enterprise to support accurate data input and coding of all grants. Prepare and monitor monthly financial reports, track progress toward annual financial targets of grants, and troubleshoot issues related to accounting and budgeting. Support portfolio reporting, including annual reports, press releases, and external communications..

Supports CHSI Thought Leadership: Contributes to the thought leadership and evaluation of community investments and supports the presentation of summary data to enable executive decision making. Participates in relevant philanthropic and health workgroups with external organizations. Keeps abreast of new approaches to addressing social determinants of health, health equity, and philanthropy to inform portfolio strategy.

Freedom to act:Work is accomplished with limited direction.  Determines and develops approach to solutions.  Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives have been met.

Problem Complexity and Problem Solving Timeframes: Provides resolution to an assortment of problems that are typically well defined,  but some clarification or judgment is required to determine action, as additional information about the problem / task is discovered.  Uses judgment within defined practices / procedures to determine appropriate action.  Problem/Task resolution timeframe: Inclusive of shorter timeframes, but the majority of tasks take up to several weeks to resolve.

Level of Supervision Received: Plans and arranges own work, refers only unusual cases to supervisors or others

Impact: Failure to achieve results or erroneous judgments may require the allocation of additional resources to correct and / or achieve goals.

Contact with Others: Frequently inter-organizational and outside customer / vendor contacts.  Part of a team who represents the organization. Monitors activities and communicates information across the organizat

• Bachelors Degree in business or related field. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.
• 5 years public or community relations, development, corporate giving, foundation environment or public health field including 2 years of program management
• Aptitude for community building, interacting across diverse stakeholders strategically, tactically, and analytically
• Ability to utilize standard corporate systems for word processing, data analysis and calendar management   
• Develop in-depth knowledge of assigned programs including current public health/health care issues and trends, and key resource people and organizations.
• Maintain contemporary skills and knowledge within the field of philanthropy social determinants of health and health equity issues
• Demonstrated ability to research and to stay current/relevant on social determinants of health and health equity issues.
• The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

• Master’s degree in public health, health administration, or related field.
• Grant evaluation experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply:

Closing Date

Please apply before: 7.2.21

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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