Strategist-Responsive Philanthropy

Strategist-Responsive Philanthropy

Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Responsive Philanthropy, the Strategist uses health-related knowledge and expertise to provide operational support for strategy development and program implementation. Assisting in the implementation of multiple responsive philanthropic programs, the Strategist demonstrates independent judgement and self-initiative in their work with internal colleagues and external partners.


  • As required for various topics and issues, collect, and communicate information internally about local, state, and national influencers and stakeholders, evidence-based and promising practices, community factors impacting an issue, and current public, private, and philanthropic activity
  • Provide operational day-to-day support for the development, implementation, assessment, and revision of strategy within assigned programs, engaging effectively with internal and external partners
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate various group processes including meetings, convenings, webinars, etc. with strategic partners and stakeholders


  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge base to inform new and on-going foundation activities for identified issues as assigned
  • Conducts competent analysis, diagnosis, and development of recommendations for projects and approaches to support strategy development, implementation, and refinement
  • Provides timely and accurate input for the development of program plans and subsequent updates allowing for knowledgeable decision-making by foundation leadership
  • Defines and effectively manages day-to-day work activities that promote successful execution of program strategies and approaches with consideration for the appropriate use of resources
  • Uses knowledge of and expertise in the tactic of group processes to effectively and efficiently support the
    the accomplishment of initiatives’ goals and objectives
  • Identifies and appropriately nourishes relationships with partners critical to the change strategy within a variety of issue areas


  • Participates in team activities and completes diverse assignments in support of team goals
  • Performs general Foundation support activities and carries out special projects as required
  • Adheres to the Foundation’s core and staff values
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience: Three (3) or more years of work experience that demonstrates an ability to achieve essential outcomes of the position

How to Apply

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The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits. For questions about the application process, please contact Tomye Harris.

Who We Are

Missouri Foundation for Health is building a more equitable future through collaboration, convening, knowledge sharing, and strategic investment. Working in partnership with communities and nonprofits, MFH is transforming systems to eliminate inequities within all aspects of health and addressing the social and economic factors that shape health outcomes.

Statement of Diversity

MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications relative to the position’s responsibilities. The Foundation’s compensation philosophy can be viewed here.

Physical and Work Environment Demands

The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment.