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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.


Chief Executive Officer, National Health Council, Washington, DC

Posted: October 17, 2014

The Chief Executive Officer will be the National Health Council's strategic and operational leader and public face of patient advocacy. He or she will work collaboratively with the board of directors and members to expand the organization's reach and develop and implement its strategic plan. The Chief Executive Officer will provide forward thinking and proactive leadership in executing the NHC's mission to provide a united voice for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, energetic leader who has a minimum of 15 years of experience in leadership roles with broad public policy involvement in healthcare with a solid appreciation for patient advocacy, as well as substantive experience working successfully with a not-for-profit board of directors. An advanced degree in business, health care administration, public policy, law or a related field is desirable. Application deadline: November 10, 2014. Please e-mail resumes to


Deputy Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: October 16, 2014


The Deputy Director will be responsible for collaborating with the Director to coordinate all CIHS training and technical assistance (TTA) initiatives and to foster collaboration among staff, grantees, government project offices, and expert consultants; managing the Center’s PBHCI TTA activities, promoting a team environment and attention to quality and responsiveness to PBHCI grantee and SAMHSA & HRSA’s needs; and identifying integration trends and areas for training, TTA, and product development. The Deputy Director will be directly responsible for supervising, leading, and developing 6 CIHS staff members. The Deputy Director will provide direct training, coaching, and consultation to PBHCI grantees. This position will be tasked with understanding the requirements of the IDIQ contract and, with the Director, facilitating contract compliance, including meeting deadlines, and proactive direction with staff, subcontractors and consultants. Candidates should have a Masters’ Degree in a related field and at least 10 years’ experience in clinical services, primary and behavioral health care integration, organizational change processes, and consultation and training development/implementation. For more information, or to apply, please click here


Senior Coordinator, Network Development, Lupus Foundation of America, Washington, DC

Posted: September 29, 2014

This position will play a key role in helping the department implement the vision and strategy of a national network of LFA affiliated Chapters, Out-based National Offices, and points of services. The Coordinator tracks chapter compliance, liaises and communicates with Chapters, Network affiliates, LFA departments, and coordinates department meetings and events. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, five years minimum experience working in a high-level administrative capacity, computer literacy, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites donor databases. Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to:


Associate Vice President, Biomedical Research, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Posted: September 29, 2014


The Associate Vice President, Biomedical Research will lead the Society’s academic biomedical research programs and oversee the Society’s fellowship and faculty award program. He or she will report to the Society’s Executive Vice President, Research and oversee an annual research funding budget of $30 million. The Associate Vice President will also supervise doctoral-level program directors and be a leader in a multidisciplinary team responsible for implementation of the Society’s research strategies. The location for the position is flexible, with a preference for New York City, or other major Eastern Time zone metropolitan area. A doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DVM or comparable) in biological sciences and a minimum of 7-10 years (exclusive of graduate and postdoctoral training) or laboratory or clinical research experience is required. For more information, or to apply, please click here.


Communications Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: September 18, 2014


The Communications Associate assists in the implementation of the organization’s communications and strategic development work, including supporting conferences, membership, and corporate relations as assigned. This position will support the Communications & Strategic Development team in their work to create, edit, produce, and disseminate the work of the National Council through print, email, and web activities. The incumbent will develop and write content; track and monitor social media and media hits; manage marketing email system, calendar, and lists and respond to general email inquiries; and support webinar marketing, scheduling management, and posting tasks. Candidates should have a Bachelors’ Degree or at least one year of work experience. Experience with website technologies and WordPress preferred. To apply, visit:


Communications Specialist, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: September 18, 2014


The Communications Specialist assists in the implementation of the organization's communications and strategic development work, supporting digital, editorial, design, marketing, media relations, and general communications as assigned. The Communications Specialist will create, write, and disseminate communications products; develop presentations for use with external stakeholders; and support media relations efforts. The incumbent will be tasked with engaging in web and social media campaigns and outreach for brand elevation; providing background research and analysis to assist in designing and implementing new initiatives; and supporting broad and strategic communications for various organization-led initiatives. Candidates should have a Bachelors’ Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a related field and at least 2 years’ experience in external communications. Experience with strategic healthcare communications, website technologies, and WordPress is preferred. To apply, visit:


Digital Engagement Manager, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: September 18, 2014


The Digital Engagement Manager will focus on the National Council’s digital brand by leading, building and maintaining the organization’s presence in the digital world with a goal of driving engagement. The portfolio of this position includes strategic development and regular management of both the function and content of the National Council’s multiple websites, management of email campaigns, and planning, oversight and implementation of social media engagement. The incumbent will oversee and manage National Council’s web properties; manage all web and digital engagement vendors; lead National Council’s social media strategy; and utilize tools such as A/B testing, segmentation, and optimization to improve email campaigns. The Digital Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing metrics to track the organization’s digital presence and for collecting and interpreting digital media metrics. Candidates should have a Bachelors’’ Degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field and at least 5 years’ experience in digital communications for websites and social media. To apply, visit:


Design Manager, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: September 18, 2014


The Design Manager will lead the design work of the National Council, translating ideas into images, conveying thoughts through design, and creating excitement through visual aids. The Design Manager will be responsible for designing shareable content such as memes, images, infographics, and blog illustrations for social media platforms; designing for web and email using WordPress, html; and designing for print materials. The incumbent will also oversee the work of external designers to ensure all work products meet the needs of the organization and serve as the guardian of the corporate brand. Candidates should have a Bachelors’ Degree and at least 7 years’ of professional design experience. Candidates should have a high level of proficiency with design software, including InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, WordPress, and html. To apply, visit:


Director of Media Relations, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Posted: September 18, 2014


The Director of Media Relations will work to increase awareness of the National Council and its programs and goals through the national media and trade publications, managing the flow of information to the media and serving as a media spokesperson when needed. The National Council is seeking an experienced media relations professional responsible for the development and implementation of a proactive and creative media strategy, developing and maintaining key relationships in relevant media, and managing select agency relationships. The incumbent will serve as National Council’s official spokesperson and will work with internal and external partners to create compelling communications. The Director will work with Senior Leadership to develop and implement National Council’s short and long-term public engagement strategy and will engage with grassroots activists, local opinion leaders, and public policy staff to advance the National Council's outreach, education, and policy goals through communications. The Director will lead broad and strategic communications for the National Council’s Mental Health First Aid initiative. The Director of Media Relations will also be responsible for tracking and leveraging media mentions; writing compelling op-ed pieces; and providing interview training. Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience in communications in a complex healthcare organization, corporation, or public relations agency with a focus on healthcare, and at least 3 years’ of Capitol Hill or press experience. To apply, visit:


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


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 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.


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