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Job Opportunity at Donaghue

Job Opportunity at Donaghue


Program Coordinator

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation is a private trust that provides financial assistance through grants for medical and health research in the U.S. Located in West Hartford Center, Connecticut; the Donaghue Foundation focuses on programs that are in the field of health services research. Each year it provides approximately $3M through new and continuing awards. Donaghue strives to adhere to its guiding principles of practical benefit, engaging with others, inclusivity, integrity, and innovation.

As the Program Coordinator for the Donaghue Foundation, you will be reporting to the Program Director and assisting in all aspects of the grant process, which encompasses developing application materials, soliciting applications, scheduling and conducting scientific review meetings, and securing funding agreements. You will also be responsible for monitoring awards during their grant term. The Foundation is interested in developing new strategies to understand the impact that its grants have made and incorporating what has been learned into its ongoing work. In addition to these duties, we will seek your creative ability to help develop content for email campaigns, social media, newsletters, annual reports and to manage our website content.

At the current time, employees work remotely, although we expect to be back in the office regularly soon. At that time, requests to work remotely one or two days a week will be considered.

The work environment is highly collaborative and will enable you to have the opportunity for professional growth.

The Foundation offers health insurance and a generous retirement plan that requires employee contribution plus long-term disability insurance. Certain legal holidays are observed as paid days off, and employees receive 20 paid vacation days each year.

The Program Coordinator is a critical role within the organization, and to be seriously considered for this role, please have the following:

  • Experience or education in health care delivery, public health, or research design
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience
  • You must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • This is an autonomous position, so working independently is essential. You must have the desire and ability to suggest improvements in work processes. It is essential that you are courteous and professional with every person who connects with the foundation in any capacity.

How to apply
Please email your resume, a cover letter, and the name and contact information for two references to job@donaghue.org.

The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status as required by applicable law.