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Chief Program Development Officer


Are you interested in a job where you assist people of diverse socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds, in order to improve their health and well-being? Are you excited to work for a non-profit organization that deeply values its staff, and offers great benefits? Do you have advanced program development experience?

If you can answer YES! to all of the above questions, then this might be the job for you! Read on to learn more…


Status: Exempt, Full-time, Onsite
Salary Range: $140,000 – $150,000 annually, DOE

We are seeking an experienced individual ready for a C-level position to head our program development team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and skills in program development. This is an onsite only position, and remote work will not be considered. 

Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Program Development Officer works collaboratively with the key staff and leadership of the health center in achieving the organization’s mission of providing high quality health care services that promote wellness within the Native American community and among other underserved populations living in the Santa Barbara region. As part of the Administrative Department, the Chief Program Development Officer and direct reporting staff work to identify unmet needs, locate available resources, develop funding proposals, implement grant-funded projects, evaluate outcomes, and report results to stakeholders. The Chief Program Development Officer also participates in outreach and community engagement activities designed to improve awareness of health center programs and increase service utilization.

  1. Participates in development and implement the organization’s strategic planning objectives.
  2. Oversees delivery of specific grant activities and reporting.
  3. Performs fundraising activities in the community as directed
  4. Prepares and submit progress reports for all externally funded projects at regular intervals to inform funders and collaborating agencies of progress in achieving the objectives.
  5. Develop sustainability strategies to ensure continuation of services developed with short-term, non-recurring funds whenever possible.
  6. Adherence to industry and funder requirements including but not limited to CMS, Indian Health Services (IHS), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)



  • A combination of education and experience providing the required skills and technical knowledge is required. Typical qualifications include a masters or graduate level education or equivalent expertise, preferably within a related field with a minimum five years’ experience as a senior health center executive.
  • Ability to define problems, research and collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of technical and abstract information and communicate in clearly in written and verbal form.
  • Experience in strategic planning, program management and outcome evaluation.
  • Specific experience in resource development, grant writing, and grant portfolio management with a health center or other health related community benefit organization.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated professionalism with internal and external audiences.
  • Sound time-management practices and the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Knowledge of general financial management, accounting, and budgeting principles.
  • Moderate proficiency with spreadsheet and office document software systems.



American Indian Health & Services offers a fantastic, well-rounded employee benefits package for full-time employees, including: 

– 14 paid holidays per year (holidays paid after 90 days)

– 6.5 hours per pay period of accrued PTO
– 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance (eligible the 1st of the month following date of hire, employees pay cost for dependents)
– Pre-tax voluntary Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Spending Accounts (eligible the 1st of the month following date of hire)
– 401k plan with 4% employer matching contribution (eligible after 90 days)
– Paid AAA membership (eligible after 90 days)

Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Santa Barbara

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