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Open Positions

The NAM seeks an experienced and highly-motivated Senior Executive Assistant to support the President of the National Academy of Medicine. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Senior Executive Assistant independently performs a broad variety of advanced secretarial and administrative duties in support of the President, including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; compiling documents for travel-related meetings; tracking expenses and completing expense reports; and composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential. The incumbent executes office policies and procedures and ensures compliance with those as well as organization policies and procedures. The incumbent independently resolves both routine and complex problems and inquiries, escalating those with particular complexity to the Chief of Staff or President as needed.
Minimum Experience: Bachelors’ Degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge. Eight years of related administrative experience, two of which were in a supervisory capacity.


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. Demonstrated impact on the advancement of science or policy through the successful completion of National Academies’ activities or equivalent outside activities. Demonstrated a high level of proficiency in conveying scientific, technical, and/or policy information in verbal and written form.
Preferred Experience: Ph.D. in related field preferred.

The NAM is seeking a highly-motivated and skilled Senior Program Assistant (SPA) to support the administrative needs of the programs 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.

Open Fellowships

Current Award Opportunities

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

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

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

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.

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