NAM Leadership Consortium - Program Officer

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$85,040 - $106,300

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002277<br /> <br /> *Cover Letter Required*<br /><br /><br />About the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)<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. With the authority of the 1863 Congressional Charter of the National Academy of Sciences requested and signed by President Abraham Lincoln, 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 advance science, inform policy, and catalyze action to achieve human health, equity, and well-being. <br /><br /><br />About the Program<br /><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 a health system that rewards effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and continuous learning. Leadership Consortium is comprised of the following portfolios:<br /><br />&bull; Evidence Generation to support the conditions necessary for transforming information from real-world health and healthcare experiences into reliable evidence to guide improvements in health care and population health.<br /><br />&bull; 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. <br /><br />&bull; Value Incentives and Systems to support financial systems and incentive structures that reward the whole person and whole population health and health care. <br /><br />&bull; 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.<br /><br />As part of this work, the LC stewards the activities of three major initiatives:<br />&bull; Commission on Investment Imperatives for a Healthy Nation<br />&bull; Artificial Intelligence in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Science<br />&bull; Spread &amp; Scale of the Learning Health System as a Trust Framework for the Common Good<br /><br /><br />About the Position<br /><br />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&rsquo;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.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li><strong>Project Development, Management &amp; Administration:</strong> Assists in the development of program strategy. Ensures the program meets objectives. Leads working group calls and conducts workshops, forums, and other meetings including overseeing meeting logistics, developing agendas, inviting and participants. Motivates and manages a diverse group of staff and external consultants. May lead studies, research programs, grant programs, fellowships, etc</li> <li><strong>Research and Writing Activities:</strong> Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Responsible for synthesizing and editing research findings and technical data. Facilitates and coordinates responses to review for the project/program publications. Manages the development of any additional written products connected to meetings. Conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities. Assists the Senior Program Officer in the writing of prospectuses and proposals for new and continued funding.</li> <li><strong>Communication and Dissemination:</strong> Creates and maintains materials, websites, and social media channels. Works with the communications team to plan communication-related activities for the project. Collaborates with the Senior Program Officer and manages the dissemination activities of the project. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong>&nbsp;Advanced knowledge of policy issues in a related discipline. Strong program/project management skills. Ability to understand and share technical/scientific issues with diverse audiences. Ability to solve intellectual problems that are varied and complex using originality and ingenuity. Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to manage and develop projects. Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers, employees in other National Academies' departments, and external constituents through effective communication. Excellent&nbsp;communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and constituents.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong>&nbsp; Master's degree in a related field (MPH with emphasis in Policy, MPP, MH Administration, MHS ) or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience: </strong>Three years of related professional experience (value-based care, health care payment reform). Demonstrated basic proficiency in conveying scientific/technical/policy information in verbal and written form.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:&nbsp;</strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong>&nbsp;None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:&nbsp;</strong>Reports to Senior Program Officer. General direction is provided. Supervises project/junior program staff with minimal oversight.</p> <p><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.</p> <p><strong>Compensation Range: </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 $85,040 - $1<span class="modified">0</span>6,3<span class="modified">0</span>0. 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><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong></p> <p>We, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), value diversity among our staff, members, volunteers, partners, vendors, and audiences. We recognize that talent is broadly distributed in society and that many perspectives enhance the quality of our work and drive innovation and impact.</p> <p>We pledge to cultivate a workplace culture and climate that promotes inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and anti-racism; upholds equity; and values the participation of all who are engaged in advancing our mission. By embracing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, institutional policies and practices, and products, we will be able to better advise the nation on the most complex issues facing society and the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>