Cedars-Sinai Program Associate- Community Benefit Giving Office in Los Angeles, California

Summary: As a member of the Community Engagement team, the Program Associate (PA) will further the work of the Community Benefit Giving Office (CBGO), which is designed to centralize all community giving for Cedars-Sinai and maximize its impact across Los Angeles.

  • The Program Associate in the Community Benefit Giving Office, reports to the Senior Program Officer

  • Oversee Cedars-Sinai’s philanthropic sponsorship program and Institutional Grants portfolio

  • S/he oversees every sponsorship and institutional grant request from intake and evaluation to execution and tracking

  • Garners input from relevant internal stakeholders and assesses historical giving to generate recommendations and obtain appropriate approvals

  • Ensures sponsorship and institutional grant alignment with the Medical Center’s mission, Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and the CBGO’s overall strategies and goals.

The Program Associate conducts regular analysis of sponsorship and institutional grant expenditures to ensure budgetary compliance and alignment with Community Benefit priorities and senior leadership direction. S/he furnishes the Senior Program Officer, CBGO, and Associate Director, Community Benefit Systems & Planning with regular reports, and conducts custom analysis as requested for senior leadership, including the President/CEO and Board of Directors.

The Program Associate prepares and submits check requests for both sponsorships and grants; s/he maintains the checkbook and records. In addition, the Program Associate supports logistical components associated with grant-funded programs held at Cedars-Sinai. Finally, the Program Associate provides administrative support for the office, including calendaring for the Senior Program Officer, CBGO, submitting expense reports, and managing supplies.

Successful candidates will possess superior organizational and analytical skills, strong independent judgment, and a track record of executing high-caliber work, while exhibiting diplomacy, grace under time pressure, and a collaborative spirit. Due to the high volume of requests received by the CBGO, attention to detail and ability to prioritize multiple projects is essential. The Program Associate works with many departments across Cedars-Sinai as well as organizations supported by the Medical Center. S/he also makes proactive recommendations to improve process efficiency within the office.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or two years of college education and at least four years of work-related experience (or commensurate nonprofit experience).


  • Prior experience with corporate sponsorships and in nonprofits a plus

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written skills

  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with Excel

  • Accelerated computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with grant databases is preferred

  • Ability to work expediently on an individual and group basis, and to establish priorities and work independently

  • Typing skills of 65-70 WPM

  • Ability to do large mail merges

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift packages up to 25 pounds

  • Ability to walk throughout Medical Center’s campus and around community sites

  • Frequent sitting, standing, and walking

  • Must have transportation to travel to community sites


Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.