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Associate Program Officer

Location: *Not in North Carolina
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: January 14, 2022

Perigee Fund is committed to advancing work in the fields of infant and early childhood mental health and maternal mental health and to intersectional approaches that connect advocacy and policy, community-based family supports, health systems, and workforce development.

Perigee Fund is a philanthropic organization established in 2018 to focus on the early relationships between babies and caregivers, which are the foundation of healthy early development and later life outcomes. Pregnancy and an infant’s first few years of life is a time of immense change, and all families experience new sources of stress during this time. Respect and resources are most essential for Black, Indigenous, and families of color who bear the additional weight of generational trauma, racism, and poverty. When supports and relationships wrap around families, they can more easily tap into the power of joy, strength, healing, and connection. Perigee Fund centers efforts on prenatal-to-age-three families affected by trauma and toxic stress, which are magnified by racial, economic, and gender injustice. With grantmaking and programmatic investments of $25M per year, Perigee Fund focuses on Washington State and national efforts.

Perigee Fund is in search of an Associate Program Officer who will support projects across the team’s work, focused on promoting social and emotional development, healthy parent-child relationships, and parent wellbeing. The role will work across disciplines such as early childhood public policy, home visiting, healthcare, public health, early learning, and community mental health. The APO will bring experience in practical research, an entrepreneurial drive, and a commitment to listening, learning, and problem-solving alongside partners. They will be a thoughtful and committed analyst, skilled at project management. The APO will be a credible and effective representative for Perigee, interested in engaging diverse stakeholders, moving fluidly between community, policy, academic, clinical, and philanthropic settings.

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