Please direct a cover letter and resume directly (by or before December 12) to email: NHCPOSITIONS@NHCouncil.org.
POSITION SUMMARY: The NHC is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 160 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 120 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC's core membership includes the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations, which control its governance and policy-making process. Other members include professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and representatives from the pharmaceutical, generic drug, insurance, medical device, and biotechnology industries.
The Manager, Programs and Policy provides administrative, programmatic, and project management support. The Associate should have an understanding of and experience with the project management health policy, with a strong eye for details and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in programs and/or government relations or a related function at an association or nonprofit agency, Capitol Hill or research organization. Knowledge of health care issues preferred.
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Ability to work effectively within a team environment
• Self-motivation and ability to work proactively and independently when
• Ability to troubleshoot and work well under pressure
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serving the project point person for an assortment of NHC programmatic
initiatives, including management of a $250,000 grant from the Patient-
Centered Outcomes Research Institute
• Drafting, editing, and compiling materials for program, policy, and advocacy
• Providing administrative, programmatic, and project management support
• Drafting/editing routine correspondence and memoranda
• Conducting research and analysis of legislative and policy issues
• Attending hearings, briefings, meetings, and conferences and preparing
• Performing other duties as assigned