Program Associate

National Health Council
Posted Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Washington, DC
Please direct a cover letter and resume directly (by or before November 26) to email:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Associate provides administrative and programmatic support to the Senior Director, Research and Programs and the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Research and Programs

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Collaborates with all NHC staff and interacts with members at all levels.

  • Serve as project lead on an assortment of NHC programmatic activities, including research, training, conferences, dialogues, roundtables, and other related activities
  • Conduct research and analysis related to ongoing NHC programs
  • Assist with preparing written reports, white papers, proceedings, posters, etc. to disseminate NHC research and programmatic efforts
  • Provide programmatic support (e.g., scheduling meetings, organizing advisory boards, taking and/or distributing meeting minutes)
  • Assist in preparing grant and other funding and sponsorship applications to support research and programmatic efforts
  • Identify and track research and programmatic funding from government, philanthropic, and private industry organizations
  • Provide meetings and logistical support (e.g., scheduling meetings, taking and/or distributing meeting minutes)
  • Attend and prepare summaries on relevant hearings, briefings, coalition meetings, and conferences
  • Provide general administrative support (e.g., copying, filing, managing
  • databases, performing relevant record keeping, making travel arrangements, processing reimbursement, and assisting with office-wide administrative tasks)
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; experience drafting white papers and/or manuscripts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to juggle multiple programs and projects
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work well under pressure
  • Interest in patient-centricity and patient engagement
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Self-motivated and ability to work proactively and independently when necessary

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree is required and research, administrative or programmatic experience, preferably within a nonprofit, research or health organization, are a plus.