Open Positions at the NAM

 

Special Assistant to the President

The NAM seeks a highly motivated individual to serve in a stimulating position as the Special Assistant to the NAM President. The Special Assistant will directly support and serve as a key thought partner to the President, and he/she will be an essential member of the President’s Office team (alongside the Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant). He/she will provide high-level research, project management, and administrative support to the President across a wide range of topics and activities, ensuring the President is thoroughly informed and able to authoritatively respond to any subject that crosses his desk.

The National Academy of Medicine’s 50th Anniversary campaign goals are grounded in these challenges. The NAM’s deep relationships with top foundations and leading philanthropists in the United States and around the world make it a stimulating and rewarding place to work. This is an exciting opportunity to have an impact in one of today’s most distinctive fundraising campaigns and work closely with some of the world’s most prominent figures in science, health, medicine, business, and technology.

 The LC is seeking a Program Officer to help conduct projects and research on pressing health policy problems. The NAM seeks an individual with a Master’s degree and at least five years of experience in the field of health policy who is interested in working in a fast-paced environment to foster collaboration across the diverse sectors and perspectives of the United States health system. The Program Officer must have a keen sense of strategic decision-making, excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional writing abilities, and knowledge of the current issues in the field of health policy in general.

The Leadership Consortium is seeking a Senior Program Assistant (SPA) to support projects that improve health for all by advancing a learning health system, where science, informatics, incentives, and culture are aligned for continuous improvement, innovation, and equity. The SPA will be an integral part of the Leadership Consortium, providing clerical and administrative tasks in support of the complex and multi-faceted projects and Action Collaboratives.

The LC is seeking a Senior Program Officer to help conduct projects and research on pressing health policy problems. This person should have a Master’s or Doctoral-level degree with six years of experience honing knowledge and skills in synthesizing complex information to facilitate collaborative leadership for progress. The Senior Program Officer must have a keen sense of strategic decision-making, excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional writing abilities, familiarity with compelling issues in health and health science and technology policy, and have a strong comfort level working in a fast-paced collaborative environment.

 

The NAM is seeking an Associate Program Officer (APO) to initially join the team for the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (CWB). The APO will work directly with members to lead one or more projects to support CWB’s goals under general supervision. Projects have included hosting a listening roundtable with the Surgeon General, conducting case studies of well-being programs across the US, and launching a resource website for health care workers. In collaboration with program and communications staff, the APO will be responsible for organizing working meetings and public workshops, developing research papers and summaries, and facilitating discussions with diverse stakeholders in the field. 

The NAM is seeking a Senior Program Assistant (SPA) to support projects that improve health for all by advancing science and accelerating health equity. The SPA will initially support the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (Action Collaborative) and the Culture of Health Program. As a part of their work, the SPA will perform much of the clerical and administrative tasks in support of the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and the Culture of Health Program’s activities and deliverables.

The NAM seeks an experienced and highly motivated Program Officer to lead the formation and management of a Climate Communities Network, a key program within the NAM’s recently launched Grand Challenge on Climate Change, Human Health, and Equity. The successful candidate will have a passion for the National Academy of Medicine’s vision and a commitment to advancing health equity; is a proactive, forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions; exercises good judgment in a variety of complex situations, with strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills; effectively balances multiple priorities and assignments; and enjoys working in an entrepreneurial environment that is results- and mission-driven. Experience in community engagement, equity initiatives, climate change and health preferred.

 


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