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The National Health Council has created this special page for its members to post job openings and to foster the unique talent pool of patient advocacy organizations. For more information on posting a job, click here.



Senior Director, Federal Affairs, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Washington, DC

Posted: July 9, 2014


The Senior Director of Federal Affairs will play an important role in the strategic direction and implementation of the organization’s federal legislative agenda. The Senior Director acts as the lead on lobbying, legislative analysis, communications strategy, alliance development, and drafting of advocacy-related materials on Federal policy priorities. This position will lobby Congressional offices on a range of health care access issues and will analyze legislation, draft policy and advocacy materials, and short position papers in addition to other responsibilities. Candidates should have a B.A. in political science or a related field and five years’ legislative and/or issue advocacy experience. Graduate degrees and/or experience on Capitol Hill are preferred. For more information, or to apply, please e-mail Lisa Nelson at


Project Manager, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: July 3, 2014


The Project Manager, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will be responsible for supporting instructor technical assistance, First Aider recertification, instructor recertification, and curriculum development for the MHFA program. The incumbent will provide project management for multiple MHFA initiatives and special projects and will be tasked with activities, such as interacting with various external contacts to execute work plan and other responsibilities to promote day-to-day productivity of initiatives. This position will be responsible for creating and disseminating content for multiple technical assistance venues, including videos, webinars, digital, social media, and print resources. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and at least 3-5 years’ of project management experience. Project Management Certification is preferred. To apply, please visit


Director of Corporate Outreach, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: July 3, 2014


The Director of Corporate Outreach will be responsible for full-cycle corporate outreach for the provision of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in corporations. The Director will be responsible for marketing the MHFA program to generate leads and corporate relations, managing the implementation workplan, and conducting and coordinating MHFA trainings for corporate partners. This position will be tasked with networking and maintaining relationships with various corporate products and meeting targeted goals for leads and contracts. The incumbent oversees a specially trained group of corporate instructors and will routinely collaborate with key members of the MHFA team. Candidates should have a Masters Degree in Business, Human Resources, Wellness, or a related field and at least 10 years’ experience in a corporate setting in wellness, human resources, or a related field. To apply, please visit,


Bilingual Nurse Health Educator, Lupus Foundation of America, Washington, DC

Posted: June 27, 2014


The Lupus Foundation of America is seeking a part-time, temporary Nurse Health Educator to work remotely approximately 5 hours per week for 4 months (August – December) to answer inquiries in Spanish.  He/she will support the mission by responding directly to inquiries by phone and email and coordinate responses to inquiries among LFA’s network of health educators.  Provide medically sound information and referral to appropriate resources.  A Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field is required, BSN preferred.  A RN with an advanced degree is highly desired.  An LPN, PA, or NP may be considered, in lieu of a degree, with the equivalent years of related work experience. Please forward a cover letter and resume to:  No telephone calls please.  Principals only. AA/EOE.


Director of Corporate Engagement, Lupus Foundation of America, Washington, DC

Posted: June 10, 2014


The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., is seeking a Director of Corporate Engagement to join the Development & Fundraising team. This position is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of Corporate Giving which includes growing the corporate donor base through cultivation of industry partnerships, corporate sponsorships and corporate responsibility programs, cause-marketing relationships, retail sales program, grants development, creation of corporate alliances and development of relationships with grant-makers aligned with the Lupus Foundation of America’s mission and strategic direction.  Bachelor’s degree required. An experienced fundraising professional with a minimum 5-7 years of experience in successfully building and implementing corporate sponsorship, corporate responsibility, cause marketing, retail sales promotions and grants development. For full details, please visit:  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: 


Director, Communications, Lupus Foundation of America, Washington, DC

Posted: June 10, 2014


The Lupus Foundation of America is seeking a dynamic Director of Communications!  This position is an integral member of the marketing and communications department and will be responsible for the development and execution of integrated communication campaigns that result in greater awareness and understanding of lupus, foster constituent engagement, and enhance the Foundation’s reputation as the authoritative source for lupus information. He/she will be responsible for campaign development, brand integration, content marketing, campaign operations, and metric reporting.  Campaign strategies will consist of multi-channel outreach that leverages   online and offline marketing and communications. The Director will also work closely with internal subject matter experts in the research, education, advocacy, development and network development departments. Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field.  Minimum 7 years of professional communications experience with 2 years of team management experience. For full details, please visit:  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: No telephone calls please.  Principals only.  AA/EOE.


Development Manager – Western Region, Lupus Foundation of America, Los Angeles, CA

Posted: June 10, 2014


Join a dynamic team of professionals at the Lupus Foundation of America!  The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus – one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases – while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. We are seeking a Development Manager – Western Region (Los Angeles, CA) to work in conjunction with the Director of Cultivation Campaigns and the strategic direction of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), with the overall objective and responsibility to provide leadership support and growth to the Foundation’s signature Walk to End Lupus Now campaign and cultivation and stewardship of key relationships, partnerships and corporate alliances in the western region. The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., offers a very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage.  Flexible Spending Account options, a 403(b) plan, paid vacation, and more!  For full details, please visit: To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:


Chief Executive Officer, Parkinson’s Action Network, Washington, DC

Posted: May 22, 2014


The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) is seeking a strategic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with the vision, leadership, management skills, and public policy expertise to lead PAN’s health care policy and national grassroots network programs.  The ideal candidate is an established public policy leader who will commit to helping people with Parkinson’s and the community through public policy.  The CEO will have strong relationship-building skills relevant to public policy work, development, and community relations.  S/he must be a skilled communicator with demonstrated experience and a desire to promote PAN to outside constituencies and the ability to explain complex and sometimes sensitive issues to a broad array of constituencies. The CEO will provide vision, oversight, and strategic direction for PAN and work closely with the Board of Directors and CEOs of the other national Parkinson’s organizations to maintain a public policy agenda that promotes research and a better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s. S/he will serve as spokesperson for the organization to promote and encourage community awareness of and engagement in advocacy for Parkinson’s. The CEO will manage all aspects of the organization, including staff supervision, budget, public policy agenda, annual conference, grassroots outreach, and fundraising efforts.


Prior experience in non-profit management is highly preferred.  Basic understanding of neurological conditions also preferred but not required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to


Vice President, Marketing and Communications, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: May 21, 2014


The Vice President, Marketing and Communications, will lead the Marketing and Communications division and reports to the Executive Vice President. The incumbent is responsible for defining and maintaining a strong corporate brand and image and results-driven multi-channel communications to highlight the work of all departments and initiatives. The incumbent supervises a team of creative professionals, including writers, editors, and designers, as well as conference specialists in registration, curriculum, and exhibit management. S/he will be held accountable for the planning and management of the organization’s branding and media relations, virtual events, and serve as Editor-In-Chief of National Council’s quarterly magazine. The Vice President will manage all marketing to develop and execute specific and measurable strategies that will include a broad range of traditional, online, and internal communications. For more information, or to apply, please visit


Chief Financial Officer, The ALS Association, Washington, DC

Posted: May 19, 2014


The Chief Financial Officer will provide leadership and implement financial strategies, consistent with The ALS Association’s strategic plan, that result in financial success for the organization. This position will maintain the organization’s fiscal well-being; ensure that budgets are balanced, and that there is a relationship between programmatic objectives and available resources; and develop long- and short-term financial plans and prepare financial and operating reports for the Board. The Chief Financial Officer will supervise the Human Resources Director, 5 staff members in the finance department, and will manage IT services. Candidates should have 10+ years of proven senior level experience in financial management and administration, and five to seven years of experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization with at least 50 employees. Extensive experience in nonprofit financial and tax reporting, ideally in an organization significantly funded by donations, and experience with compensation and benefits best practices in a nonprofit organization are required. For more information, please contact Leslie Ribakow at


EVP of Health Equity Initiatives and Programs, Patient Advocate Foundation

Posted: April 24, 2014


Patient Advocate Foundation is looking for a highly talented executive to serve as the EVP of Health Equity Initiatives and Programs.  The position will report to the CEO and play a key role in developing comprehensive national programs to address health equities based on an already well established record for providing direct assistance to a diverse group of patients. Through analytical and strategic thinking, the EVP of Health Equity Initiative and Programs will have input into program design, development, and evaluation. This role will be expected to cultivate strong external relationships to support and sustain a portfolio of health equity initiatives while providing advice and expertise on behalf of the foundation to high level external audiences.   Relocation is not required.  This position can be a telework arrangement or be housed at one of our physical office spaces in Hampton, VA, Washington D.C., or San Antonio, TX. If you are interested, please click here for more information.


Director of Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: April 21, 2014


The Director of Practice Improvement is responsible for project management and policy and practice resource development. The incumbent provides project management for multiple National Council initiatives; activities include financial monitoring and leadership, coordination with staff, consultants and subcontractors, performance monitoring, interacting with other National Council departments to execute work plan, developing progress reports as required by funders, and providing issue related and strategy-based technical assistance to National Council state and regional associations and National Council members. For more information, visit the National Council for Behavioral Health’s website. To apply, e-mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Please reference Director of Practice Improvement in your subject line.


Government Communications and Advocacy Director, Astellas, Washington, DC

Posted: April 15, 2014


The Government Communications and Advocacy Director position is responsible for developing cross-functional partnerships to build communications and third party engagement strategies and tactics that drive product understanding among key stakeholder audiences, as well as impact Astellas’ public policy, business and reputational goals. The position is also responsible for working in closely with the Corporate Brand/Reputation team to positively influence corporate image. The Director serves as strategic counsel to the government affairs team, ensuring the integration of appropriate traditional public relations tactics and media strategies to develop and execute programs that effectively promote Astellas, its key values, and brands to key internal and external stakeholders and influencers. For more information about this position, or to apply, please visit the Astellas website.


Associate Director, Intellectual Property, FasterCures, Washington, DC

Posted: March 31, 2014


The Associate Director, Intellectual Property will be on-point to strengthen FasterCures’ understanding of key intellectual property policies issues, develop a multi-faceted intellectual property program focused on addressing practitioner challenges, and build the organization’s presence among thought leaders on intellectual property issues. Candidates should have a strong understanding of the technology transfer and licensing processes and demonstrated experience in and expertise with US and international patent, copyright, and licensing laws and practices as related to biomedical research. Click here for more information. To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to Shawn Sullivan at


Program Associate, FasterCures, Washington, DC

Posted: March 31, 2014


The Program Associate will provide administrative, programmatic, and operations assistance to the FasterCures team to move forward their core initiatives. These activities will encompass various work-streams related to FasterCures’ strategic plan including Consortia-pedia program, Academic Translation & Commercialization Trends analytics, Philanthropy Advisory Service (PAS), among others. The Program Associate will also provide administrative support to FasterCures’ leadership and key program staff. Click here for more information. To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to Shawn Sullivan at


Senior Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute, Washington, DC

Posted: March 7, 2014


Leading national HIV/AIDS public policy, research, advocacy and education organization seeking a Senior Policy Associate to work it its Washington, DC office. Successful applicant will assist in implementing Institute’s goals to ensure people with HIV and hepatitis in the United States have access to quality, affordable health care and treatment, and advocate for people with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis before Congress and the Executive agencies on care and treatment and prevention issues, including Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Affordable Care Act, and more.

For full listing, visit E-mail with cover letter and resume attached. 


National Field Director, Lupus Foundation of America, Washington, DC

Posted: February 28, 2014

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is seeking a National Field Director to join the Network Development team. The Field Director will serve as a liaison between the national LFA office and its affiliated chapters, national field offices, and other LFA representatives across the country.  Primary responsibility will be to increase the capacity of the Foundation’s field organizations and collaborating community partners to achieve more effective delivery of LFA’s mission. Key areas of focus will be leadership development, financial stability, growth and expansion of reach and program delivery.  Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred. Five to seven years of nonprofit experience with a minimum of five years in a supervisory capacity required or equivalent combination of education and experience.  For full details, please visit:  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:


Office & Website Administrator, Personalized Medicine Coalition, Washington, DC

Posted: February 18, 2014


The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) seeks an Office & Website Administrator for this fast growing educational and advocacy membership-based organization. The Office & Website Administrator is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the office and providing high quality and timely support to the organization. The Office & Website Administrator is a member of the administrative team and reports to the Director of Operations. In this position, you will have the opportunity to support the culture of the organization, and assume a collaborative role immediately, including engagement with cross-functional teams (Membership, Public Affairs, and Policy). Ideal candidates are career-oriented, autonomously driven, and comfortable working as part of a team. For more information, or to apply, please visit the PMC website