Senior Program Officer - NAM Leadership Consortium

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001483</strong><br /><br />The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), initially established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse disciplines that make up the health, medicine, and biomedical science fields. Operating under the 1863 Congressional Charter establishing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the NAM serves alongside the NAS and the Academy of Engineering (NAE) as advisers to the nation and the international community on matters within and across their respective domains. The NAM&rsquo;s mission is to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.<br /> <br />The NAM Leadership Consortium (LC): Collaboration for Value &amp; Science-Driven Health System provides a trusted neutral venue for national leaders in health, health care, and biomedical science to work collaboratively toward their common commitment to a health system that rewards effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and continuous learning. 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&rsquo;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 Senior Program Officer will work closely with the Director, Deputy Director, and staff within the Leadership Consortium and focus on one or more of the following portfolios:<br /> <ul> <li>Evidence Generation to support the conditions necessary for transforming information from real world health and health care experiences into reliable evidence to guide improvements in health care and population health.</li> <li>Digital Health to foster improvements and innovation in the digital health and data infrastructure supporting care connectivity, informed decision-making, and evidence development for improved population and patient-level health.</li> <li>Value Incentives and Systems to support financial systems and incentive structures that reward whole person and whole population health and health care.</li> <li>Culture Inclusion and Equity to advance a culture of health equity, engagement, and accountability that places the needs of people and communities at its core.</li> </ul> The Senior Program Officer directs, develops and manages one or more of the organization's projects, activities, and programs with minimal oversight by the Director or Deputy Director. Examples of the work in play can include virtual convenings of subject matter experts and leaders, informative public-facing webinars on policy topics of note, outreach and dissemination activities surrounding best practices, and collaborative writing efforts for NAM publications. They develop program/project strategies and budgets, supervise staff, and ensure programs/projects meet objectives. The Senior Program Officer assembles committees/panels and serves as staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies. Applying professional level knowledge and principles of health, health care and biomedical science, incumbent exercises independent judgment and applies discretion to recommend best course of action for assigned projects. <br /><br />Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge 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. 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.
Responsibilities: <strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Independently designs and manages multiple and/or highly complex programs or projects. Develops program or project strategy and budget, staffing requirements and ensures stated objectives are met. Conducts program or project evaluations. Activities may include leading studies, research programs, grant programs, fellowship programs, etc.</li> <li>Where applicable, assembles committees and guides those committees in the consensus building process. Leads convening activities such as forums or workshops. Communicates and coordinates with the chair and other members of the group. Identifies and gathers research materials. Solicits and contacts potential panel members. Facilitates the flow of information among panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties.</li> <li>Conducts workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.</li> <li>Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers). Drafts and edits materials for publication. For studies and other applicable programs, synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of study.</li> <li>Supports committee members, forum members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. For studies, assistance is provided in preparing draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Manages the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication.</li> <li>Where applicable, responsible for extensive communications activities related to assigned programs or projects. Publicizes programs and other priorities. Develops complex and content rich materials and websites to provide interest groups with information generated from and for activities.</li> <li>Where applicable, manages dissemination of reports and other types of publications. Prepares dissemination plan and funding proposal. Manages report production activities. Identifies and engages external organizations in dissemination. Prepares dissemination materials. Conducts dissemination meetings.</li> <li>Independently supervises program or project staff. Ensures staff are appropriately trained and plans for staff development. Mentors staff. Initiates personnel actions. Conducts performance reviews. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.</li> <li>Responsible for financial management of assigned programs or projects, including overseeing budget and schedule and authorizing expenditures. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.</li> <li>For certain programs managing research or fellowship activities, conducts site visits and ensures current and new facilities meet established criteria. Visits sites where participants are located to evaluate assignment and ensure compliance.</li> <li>Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.</li> <li>Maintains ongoing relationships with major sponsors and develops new program areas. Conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities. Writes prospectuses and proposals for new and continuing funding. Identifies potential sponsors. Raises funds for current and future projects. Negotiates funding with sponsors. Where applicable, manages funder/member/alumni relations.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES</strong><br />Related duties and special projects as assigned.
Requirements: <strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> Advanced knowledge of the scientific, technical, or policy issues in a related discipline. Strong program/project management and facilitation skills. Ability to understand and share technical/scientific issues with diverse audiences. Ability to solve problems using originality and ingenuity. Ability to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. Ability to operate using substantial latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to independently develop and manage multiple and complex projects. Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams. Ability to train and develop staff. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers, employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments, and external constituents through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and constituents.<br /><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> Master&rsquo;s degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge.<br /><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> 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&rsquo; activities or equivalent outside activities. Demonstrated high level of proficiency in conveying scientific, technical, and/or policy information in verbal and written form.<br /><strong>Preferred Education:</strong> Ph.D. in related field preferred.<br /><strong>Physical Capabilities:</strong> Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.<br /><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: </strong>None.<br /><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls</strong>: Typically reports to board/program/division director. General direction is provided. Independently supervises project/program staff.