Assistant Director, Patient Engagement, National Health Council

Reports to: Senior Director, Research and Programs

The Assistant Director, Patient Engagement, assists in driving our research and programmatic efforts. This individual will be involved in all aspects of the NHC’s programs with primary responsibility for Patient Engagement efforts. This includes planning, executing, and preparing written reports for the NHC’s patient engagement-related research projects, educational programs, and Roundtable meetings.

Background in a relevant field (academic and professional): Public Health,

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement plans to execute on NHC research and programmatic activities, including research, training, conferences, dialogues, roundtables, and other related activities.
  • Oversee junior programs staff to ensure projects (including patient engagement, value and real-world evidence) adhere to objectives, timelines, and budgets.
  • Assist in crafting an annual research and programmatic agenda that supports the NHC mission and policy agenda and support the strategic plan.
  • Assist in preparing grant and other funding and sponsorship applications to support research and programmatic efforts.
  • Prepare written reports, white papers, proceedings, posters, etc. to disseminate NHC research and programmatic efforts.
  • 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.

The above statements describe the general nature and work to be performed in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


At least one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 6 or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public health, regulatory science, epidemiology) and 2 or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Advanced professional degree (e.g., PhD, PharmD, JD, MD)
  • Demonstrated research experience, including at least one-year experience in patient engagement, patient-centered outcomes, patient experience data, and/or patient-focused medical product development


  • Evidence of strong research, writing, and project management experience (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, white papers)
  • Experience supervising multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience preparing responses to requests for proposals/applications for research and programmatic funding from government, philanthropic, and private industry organizations.


  • Awareness of current patient engagement efforts, including medical product development, research, and care delivery
  • Ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources.
  • Superior organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Superior writing skills, including experience drafting white papers, manuscripts, and developing presentations
  • Experience presenting in virtual formats (Zoom, WebEx, GoTo Meeting etc.)
  • Computer proficiency (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), including experience working from home/telecommuting

More Information

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

Successful candidates must already be eligible to work in the United States. Unfortunately, the NHC is not able to sponsor Visas.