Assistant Director/Director, Research and Programs, National Health Council

Location: Washington, D.C.
Department: Research and Programs
Reports to: Senior Director, Research and Programs and Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

The Director, Research and Programs, assists in driving forward our research and programmatic efforts. This individual will be involved in all aspects of the NHC’s Value, Real-World Evidence, and Patient Engagement efforts, including preparing grant and sponsorship applications for research and program funding; planning for and executing NHC research projects and programs; preparing reports, whitepapers, infographics, etc. for dissemination purposes.; and speaking and presenting at internal and external meetings.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assist in crafting an annual research and programmatic agenda that supports the NHC mission and policy agenda, and strategic plan.
  • Draft and assist in preparing grant and other funding and sponsorship applications to support research and programmatic efforts.
  • Develop and implement plans to execute on NHC research and programmatic activities, including research, training, conferences, dialogues, roundtables, and other related activities.
  • Prepare written reports, white papers, proceedings, posters, etc. to disseminate NHC research and programmatic efforts/findings.
  • Present on behalf of the NHC in a variety of public and professional settings.
  • Undertake special projects, as assigned by the Senior Director, Research and Programs and the Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.
  • Relates to:
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
    • Vice President, Government Affairs
    • Assistant Director, Meetings and Conferences
    • Policy and Office Associates
    • Vice President, Membership, Development, and Operations
    • Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications



  • Strong commitment to patient centricity and patient engagement in research.
  • MS degree required, PhD degree desired, and at least four years of research experience in: patient engagement, patient-centered outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, public health, health services, epidemiologic, health economics, and/or other related health disciplines.
  • Experience preparing responses to requests for proposals/applications for research and programmatic funding from government, philanthropic, and private-industry organizations.
  • Strong ability to communicate in writing, public presentations/speaking, and other media.
  • Superior organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple programs and projects.
  • Ability to and experience leading multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a team player.
  • Excellent telephone manner and verbal communication skills. Strong customer service orientation.
  • Computer proficiency (e.g., Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Familiarity with patient-focused medical-product development
  • Familiarity with patient-centered value assessment
  • Familiarity with real-world data/evidence
  • Not-for-profit or voluntary health agency experience

More Information

Application Process:

Applicants should submit the following items to [email protected]

  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests in patient-focused medical-product development, patient-centered value assessment, real-world data/evidence, and the National Health Council
  • Resume
  • List of three references, with name, title, organization, email address and telephone number
  • Writing sample
  • Desired salary range

View the PDF of the position, here.