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Open Positions

 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.
Minimum Experience: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge, three years of related professional experience
Preferred Experience: Doctoral degree in related field preferred
Work Environment: Hybrid Work Environment

The NAM is seeking a highly-motivated and skilled Senior Program Assistant to support the administrative needs of the program and projects that improve health for all by advancing science and accelerating health equity. The successful candidate will have an interest in health equity and a desire to improve outcomes for populations made marginalized. Key responsibilities and functions of this role will include: logistics planning and coordination for virtual and in-person meetings/workshops related to the program; recordkeeping and maintaining databases; developing routine internal and external correspondence; communicating and coordinating across internal and external colleagues and committee members. Depending on the level of interest, the SPA may support research tasks including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data, as well as researching and summarizing literature.
Minimum Experience: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge, four years of related experience or educational equivalent
Work Environment: Hybrid Work Environment

The NAM seeks a highly motivated and skilled Program Specialist to support the administrative needs of the programs and projects under the Climate Grand Challenge. At least initially, the Program Specialist will provide complex administrative and clerical support for the NAM Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector, and a forthcoming Climate Communities Network, while supporting more ad hoc administrative needs of other programs under the Grand Challenge, as they launch.
Minimum Experience: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge, four years of related experience in an office environment.
Work Environment: Part time, Hybrid Work Environment

 

The Senior Program Officer directs, develops, and manages 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 incumbent 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 typically reports to Deputy Director and Director.
Minimum 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.
Preferred Experience: Doctoral degree in related field preferred
Work Environment: Part time, Hybrid Work Environment

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 Experience: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge, three years of related professional experience and demonstrated project management
Work Environment: Hybrid Work Environment

The NAM seeks a highly motivated entry-level Research Assistant (RA) to perform basic program and writing in support of the Culture of Health program. Under the guidance of senior staff, the research assistant will participate in the drafting of background papers and summaries; assist in the preparation of preliminary outlines for projects; help to identify prevailing social and economic conditions; research and outline policy impacts and implications, and assist the team in keeping abreast of future trends and implications. In addition, the RA will assist with administrative duties related to programs/projects such as scheduling calls with external stakeholders and taking notes.
Minimum Experience: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge, four years of related professional experience.
Preferred Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge. Graphic design or data visualization experience.
Work Environment: Hybrid Work Environment

n a key leadership role, the Deputy Director for Programs is responsible for developing and ongoing oversight of assigned projects and activities of various sizes, scopes, and complexity at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Collaborating with the Deputy Executive Officer for Programs (DEOP) and/or program directors, assists with program strategy, staffing requirements, and budget development for existing and new programs. Establishes processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the DEOP office and that stated objectives are met. Maintains productive internal and external relations, negotiates funding with sponsors, and supervises staff as assigned. The role has full supervisory responsibilities, including hiring, training, and performance management for assigned staff. The Deputy Director for Programs reports directly to the DEOP.
Minimum 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.
Work Environment: Hybrid Work Environment

Open Fellowships

The NAM has several fellowship and leadership programs. Currently, none are accepting applications. Please visit the Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs page to learn more.

Current Award Opportunities

The NAM presents awards annually to recognize singular individuals in the fields of health, medicine, and science. None of our awards are currently accepting nominations. Please check back in early 2023 for next year’s round.

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