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.
This search is being led by Cara Pearsall, Christine Domingo, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
Perigee Fund is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate brings deep commitment to Perigee’s mission and a strong background in project management. They will be detailed-oriented, willing to learn, and bring a collaborative style to the Perigee team. Key qualifications include:
Minimum five years of experience, ideally with some experience in a nonprofit or philanthropic setting.
Knowledge about and/or interest in early childhood systems, community health systems, and the impact of adverse childhood experience and historical trauma are desired.
An understanding of the forces that create systemic inequities and systemic racism.
A degree in health, policy, social work, or a relevant field is preferred. Other types of professional experience and lived experience are also highly valued.
Demonstrated success in project management and coordination in a complex environment.
Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines and demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities. Capacity to work both independently without close oversight and as a team player who will productively engage with and support others.
Orientation toward stakeholder engagement and empowerment and a drive to balance and redistribute power through philanthropy.
Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills.
The ability to give and receive constructive feedback, and a desire to learn and grow.
Excellent writing, editing, and analytical skills. Ability to collect, review, synthesize, disseminate, and present information and findings to broad and diverse audiences.
An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within an environment where change is expected, and all team members are asked to help define Perigee Fund’s values, culture, strategy, and operations.
The Associate Program Officer will report directly to the Director of Programs. The salary range for this position has been set at $75,000 - $90,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The position is based in Seattle, Washington.
NPAG was founded in 2002 to bring the rapidly evolving social sector a more current, more strategic, and less transactional approach to executive search and talent consulting. Our business model is designed not only to offer the highest quality services with greater flexibility and cost transparency, but also to bring stronger and more enduring leaders to organizations. We pride ourselves on the exceptional craft of our work facilitating critical, meaningful relationships for our clients and on helping them navigate tricky organizational transitions. We are grounded in our commitment to equity and inclusion and are driven by the way the right leadership at the right time can catapult an organization and its mission forward.