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Open Positions

 

The LC is seeking a Senior Program Officer to help conduct projects and research on pressing health policy problems. This person will 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 incumbent will direct, develop, and manage one or more of the organization’s projects, activities, and programs with minimal oversight. Incumbent applies in-depth professional-level knowledge and principles of health, health care, and biomedical science to foster collaboration and solve independently a full range of complex problems. The work is primarily intellectual, analytical, and managerial in character, requiring advanced knowledge. Assignments are broadly defined and require judgment and creativity to complete. The Senior Program Officer has authority to take whatever action deemed advisable or necessary and is often responsible for oversight or management of other staff. The Senior Program Officer will work closely with the Director and staff within the Leadership Consortium.
Minimum Education and Experience: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge. Six years of related professional experience, two of which involve supervisory responsibilities.
Preferred Education and Experience: Ph.D. in a related field preferred.
Compensation: $85,040 – $106,300

 

The NAM seeks an experienced and highly motivated leader with a deep foundational commitment to growing the science base in health equity and facilitating its spread, scale, and actionability. The Program Director will oversee and manage the continued development and execution of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program and its operations, including program funding, work plans, budgets, and staffing, and ensuring the program meets its stated objectives. The Director will lead the program in increasing the gathering and stewarding the maintenance of science base on the nature, causes, contributors, measurement and consequences of health inequities; enhancing its availability, recognition and use by multi-sectoral stakeholders; ensuring the engagement of people with lived experiences; oversee an ongoing process of continuous improvement in this respect, including accelerating the NAM’s organizational capacity to center health equity in its activities, policies, practices, and culture. This leader will also be responsible for active and ongoing evaluation of the activities, and identify and use indices, metrics, and results to identify the impact of the Program’s work.
Minimum Education and Experience: Master’s degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge. Six years of related professional experience, two of which were in a supervisory capacity.
Compensation: $97,240 – $151,935

 

The NAM seeks an experienced and highly motivated Program Officer to assist the Program Director in developing and implementing activities to identify strategies to support the systemic and structural changes needed to eliminate health inequities in the United States. The Program Officer will play an integral role in helping the program to strengthen the development, accessibility, and use of the science base to eliminate health inequities; engage multi-sectoral stakeholders around the evidence, informed by perspectives of people with lived experience; accelerate the NAM’s organizational capacity to center health equity in its activities, policies, practices, and culture; and identify and use indices, metrics, and results to assess the impact of the Program’s work.
Minimum Education and Experience: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge and three years of related professional experience and project management. Demonstrated basic proficiency in conveying scientific/technical/policy information in verbal and written form. 
Preferred Education and Experience: PhD in a related field.
Compensation: $85,040 – $106,300

 

The LC is seeking a Program Officer to help conduct projects and research on pressing health policy problems, particularly related to financial incentives that reward the whole person and whole population health and health care. This person will have a Master’s level degree with three years of experience honing knowledge and skills in synthesizing complex information to facilitate collaborative leadership for progress. The Program Officer must have a keen sense of strategic decision-making, excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional writing abilities, familiarity with compelling issues in health policy, and a strong comfort level working in a fast-paced collaborative environment. The incumbent will help to manage one or more of the organization’s projects, activities, and programs within the Value Incentives and Systems portfolio with minimal oversight. Incumbent applies in-depth professional-level knowledge and principles of health, health care, and biomedical science to foster collaboration and solve independently a full range of complex problems. The work is primarily intellectual, analytical, and managerial in character, requiring advanced knowledge. Assignments are broadly defined and require judgment, creativity, and flexibility to complete. The Program Officer will work closely with the Director, Senior Program Officer, and staff within the Leadership Consortium.
Minimum Education and Experience: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge. Three years of related professional experience.
Compensation: $85,040 – $106,300

 

The NAM Communications Team is looking for a creative, strategic, and highly motivated Communications Officer to support our program teams. The Officer will be responsible for running point on strategy, planning, development, and execution (with team and vendor support) on a variety of projects for their assigned NAM programs (e.g. Leadership Consortium, Substance Use Disorder, Healthy Longevity) as well advising staff and leadership on different communications strategies and assisting our teams with outreach and dissemination activities. This position will sometimes get to support special projects for the NAM president in partnership with the Director and Deputy Director.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work with minimal oversight and is solution oriented; able to work with both internal and external stakeholders, including at the executive leadership level; and be well-versed in designing and developing different types of media for a variety of audiences. This is a role for someone who not only enjoys building strategies but also thrives in execution and doing a little bit of everything (e.g. graphic design, creative social campaigns, website updates) to get the job done.
Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.
Compensation: $68,160 – $85,190

Open Fellowships

Current Award Opportunities

The NAM presents awards annually to recognize singular individuals in the fields of health, medicine, and science. The following are currently accepting nominations:

Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care | recognizes outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States

Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health | recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health

 David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine | recognizes creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing health and the human condition around the world

NAM Member Awards

Walsh McDermott Medal | recognizes an NAM member for distinguished service to the NAM and the Academies over an extended period of time

Adam Yarmolinsky Medal | awarded to an NAM member from a discipline outside the health and medical sciences

David Rall Medal | awarded to an NAM member  who has demonstrated particularly distinguished leadership as a chair of a study committee or other activity

Staff Awards

Cecil Awards | recognize a current or former staff member for outstanding, sustained contributions to programs or membership activities

 

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