NAM Associate Program Officer - Leadership Consortium

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Keck Center

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

<br /><br />The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society. We marshal knowledge and expertise across disciplines to study complex and sometimes contentious issues, reach consensus based on the evidence, and identify the best path forward.

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Full time

$68,160 - $93,715 Annually

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002038<br /> <br /> About the National Academy of Medicine<br /><br />The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. 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 />About the Program<br />The NAM Leadership Consortium (LC) Collaboration for a Learning 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 an health system that rewards effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and continuous learning. The LC is seeking a Associate Program Officer to help support projects and activities on pressing health policy and program problems. This person will have a Master&rsquo;s degree, preferably with three years of experience honing knowledge and skills in synthesizing complex information to facilitate collaborative leadership for progress. The Associate 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, care, programs, and policies, 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 /><br />&bull; Evidence Generation to advance the development and application of real-world evidence for continuous learning and improvement.<br /><br />&bull; Digital Health to develop health data as a core utility for the common good.<br /><br />&bull; Value Incentives and Systems to advance funding and accountability focused on individual, family, and community health &amp; well-being outcomes. <br /> <br />&bull; Culture Inclusion and Equity to advance trust and engagement with individuals, families, and communities on the goals that matter most for them. <br /><br />About the Position<br />The NAM Leadership Consortium seeks a highly motivated Associate Program Officer (APO) to support and advance the activities of the NAM Leadership Consortium. To start, the APO would support the <span class="modified">Evidence Mobilization and Digital Health</span> action collaboratives. Given the aims of each collaborative focus area, the APO should have knowledge in topics such as evidence-based care that advances equitable health, <span class="modified">curr</span>ent s<span class="modified">tructure and use of federal data systems and identifying priorities for increasing data access, quality, interoperability, and accountability to improve evidence mobilization, and digital</span> strategies that promote individual and community engagement in health and healthcare decisions. The APO will be expected to take action to solve routine problems in areas of assigned responsibility but will receive guidance or expertise from higher-level staff on more complex problems. The APO will establish processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of assignments and will have the ability to apply specific professional-level knowledge to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of moderately complex variables.<br /><br />The successful candidate will be a proactive, forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions; will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of complex situations, with strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills; will have the ability to effectively balance multiple priorities; and will enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is results- and mission-driven.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Project Management &amp; Administration: Under the supervision of senior staff, assists with the management of assigned program(s) or project(s). Organizes meetings and/or workshops, including developing agendas, inviting presenters and participants, preparing briefing materials and written summaries. May oversee meeting logistics and coordination, as required. Where applicable and with senior staff oversight, recruits potential committee or working group nominees, and supports coordination and communication with expert volunteer participants. Creates, maintains, and updates records, databases, and files relevant to the project or program.</li> <li>Advanced Research &amp; Writing Activities: As required, identifies and gathers research materials and conducts background research relevant to assigned project(s) or program(s). Synthesizes research findings and technical data, determines relevance of data, and prepares background papers and technical summaries. Helps facilitate external review of publications, and edits reports or publications.</li> <li>Communication, Dissemination, and Information Management: In collaboration with communications staff, supports the development of written dissemination materials and derivative products, and helps coordinate public release activities. Participates in communication and dissemination activities, including helping identify and engage external organizations, preparing dissemination materials, and conducting dissemination meetings or events.</li> <li>Sponsor Stewardship &amp; Program Development: May assist in raising funds for current and future projects by conducting research on topics for new projects, writing proposals, and identifying potential sponsors. Where applicable, participates in managing funder/member relations.</li> <li>Mentorship and Staff Development: Mentors and may assist with supervising junior staff. Per guidance from senior staff, assigns tasks, provides guidance and feedback to junior staff, and ensures required training is accomplished. May be asked to contribute to performance reviews. Serves as a resource to support staff.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> Knowledge of technical and policy issues in health and medicine. Ability to solve varied and complex problems using originality and ingenuity. Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> Three years of related professional experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Preferred Education and Experience: </strong>Advanced degree in a related field (or equivalent experience).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities: </strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> None.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to Senior Program Officer/Program Director. Sets objectives with supervisor and receives input and advice as needed. Assists in the supervision of project/program staff.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:</strong> <strong>Work Environment:</strong> Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 40%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Compensation:</strong> The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $68,160 - $93,715. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong></p> <p>To promote diversity and inclusion in the sciences, engineering, and medicine, we are committed to increasing the diversity of the National Academies&rsquo; staff, members, and volunteers to reflect the populations we serve. We pledge to cultivate an environment and culture that promotes inclusion and values respectful participation of all individuals who help advance the mission of the institution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:</strong></p> <p>It is the policy of the National Academies to recruit, hire, transfer, compensate, and promote people in all job categories and to administer all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment in a manner that is consistent with equal employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of&nbsp; race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, medical condition for which a person has been rehabilitated or cured, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, political affiliation, personal appearance, matriculation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.&nbsp; It is also the institution's policy to recruit, hire, promote, and provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans who are otherwise qualified.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.<br />The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.</em></p> <p><br /><br /><br /></p>