Careers at the NAM

The NAM is looking to hire talented and passionate individuals to help us further our mission. These positions and others placed throughout the National Academies can be found on Workday. Open positions:

Director of Programs

Responsible for the implementation and ongoing management of portfolio of special programs and initiatives of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). These activities currently include the Culture of Health Program, Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge, Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic, and Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative. In consultation with the President and Executive Officer, ensures that current programs and initiatives are successful, meeting their goals, and have sufficient resources. Develops the overall budget, including staffing requirements and ensures that each activity meets its stated objectives and supports the mission of the NAM. Cultivates internal and external relations related to NAM programs. Oversees the assembling of advisory groups and provides guidance to those groups in the conduct of their work. Also responsible for the ongoing and strategic evaluation of current NAM programs and activities.

Program Officer – Healthy Longevity Prize Program

The Program Officer is responsible for developing and managing one or more of the NAM’s programs or projects with minimal oversight by Director. Develops program or project strategy and budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives. Assembles committees/panels and serves as staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies. Develops prospectuses and raises funds for new projects. Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems.

Program Coordinator – NAM Fellowships Program

Responsible for supporting a highly complex Fellowship programs, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows, the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows, the NAM Fellows, the Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence, and the International Fellows. Supports Fellowship program strategy and budget and stated program objectives. Serves as liaison between funders, sponsoring organizations, Fellows, the National Academies, and other applicable parties. Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff handling clerical, administrative, and logistical aspects of meetings and programs. Provides work direction and assists with the daily supervision of support staff and temporary help, ensuring administrative responsibilities are successfully carried out through subordinate staff. 

Associate Program Officer – National Academy of Medicine

Under the guidance of senior staff, the Associate Program Officer advances and coordinates program or project activities, including organizing meetings and workshops, handling internal and external outreach and inquiries, conducting research and developing materials, such as meeting minutes, research papers and/or summaries. Tracks relevant issues and compiles reports. Assists senior staff in ensuring the program or project meets its stated objectives. May assist senior staff in the development of programs/projects, including developing prospectuses and raising funds, and assist with the supervision of support staff.


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