The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and other fields. Working together with the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine operates under Congressional charter to provide advice and steward progress in health, health care, and biomedical science and technology.
The National Academy of Medicine's Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System (the NAM Consortium) provides a trusted venue for leaders in stakeholder organizations important to health progress to work cooperatively toward their common commitment to effective, innovative health initiatives that consistently add value to patients and families, communities, and society. Members working together to address these problems represent the leadership from core stakeholder organizations: regulators, clinicians, patients, health care organizations, employers, manufacturers, insurers, health information technology, researchers, and policy makers.
The NAM Consortium works in three broad domains: science, culture, and value. It is seeking a Senior Program Officer of exceptional talent, flexibility, and the health policy expertise to help improve the pace of progress in achieving better health at lower cost. The incumbent should be an astute and experienced participant in the science, policy, and economics of a high value health system. The selected candidate will have comfortable working facility with convening activities, publications, and maintaining strong connections with field leaders. Applicants should have superlative leadership and project management skills, a proven ability to direct and delegate to a junior staff team, and a strong track record of success in stewarding complex, high visibility, and occasionally high stakes projects. Applicants are also expected to have exceptional writing skills, strategic instincts, and appreciation for detail. A graduate degree is required, and a doctoral-level degree is preferred.
The Senior Program Officer is responsible for developing and managing highly complex programs or projects. Develops program or project strategy and budget, staffing requirements and ensures the program/project meets its stated objectives. Serves as liaison between the Consortium and Collaborative project participants, the National Academies, and other applicable parties. Independently supervises staff. Develops prospectuses and projects and negotiates funding with sponsors.
Requiring advanced knowledge, incumbent performs work primarily intellectual and/or analytical in character. The job’s primary focus is either on leading collaborative activities and projects or managing other types of programs. Establishes processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of a complex function. Has authority to take whatever action deemed advisable or necessary, subject only to organizational and departmental policies and rules. Has full supervisory responsibilities, including hiring, training, and performance management for assigned staff. Provides innovative solutions to complex problems that impact program's or project’s success. Reports directly to the Executive Director of the Leadership Consortium.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
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/policy 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’ departments, and external constituents through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and constituents.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge.
Minimum Experience: 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 high level of proficiency in conveying scientific, technical, and/or policy information.
Experience and comfort working with senior leadership from multiple sectors on complex scientific and policy issues. Passion for the mission combined with high standards of performance. Facility in conceptualizing and structuring tasks, and in the management of projects, committees, budgets and personnel. Background and instincts related to the assessment and/or economics of medical interventions. Familiarity with clinical research and study design. An appropriate graduate degree (e.g. M.P.H., M.B.A., M.P.P., Ph.D., M.D.).
Internal Number: R0000137
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The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.