Programs Associate/Programs Assistant, National Health Council

Location: Washington, DC
Department: Research and Programs
Reports to: Senior Director, Research and Programs

The Programs Associate/Programs Assistant provides administrative and programmatic support to the Senior Director, Research and Programs and the Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Collaborates with all NHC staff on projects and interacts with NHC members at all levels.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provide meetings and logistical support for the NHC’s real-world evidence program (e.g., scheduling meetings, organizing advisory boards, taking and/or distributing meeting minutes, compiling materials for program, and advocacy activities/meetings)
  • Provide general administrative support (e.g., copying, filing, managing databases, performing relevant record keeping, making travel arrangements, processing reimbursement, and assisting with office-wide administrative tasks)
  • Assist with preparing written reports, white papers, proceedings, posters, etc. to disseminate NHC research and programmatic efforts
  • Drafting/editing and sending routine correspondence and memoranda, and assisting with drafting letters and other materials such as fact sheets, reports, and slide presentations
  • Assist in preparing grant and other funding and sponsorship applications to support research and programmatic efforts
  • Conduct research and analysis related to ongoing NHC programs, especially real-world evidence
  • Identify and track research and programmatic funding from government, philanthropic, and private industry organizations
  • Attend and prepare summaries on relevant hearings, briefings, coalition meetings, and conferences

Perform other duties as assigned


  • Excellent writing and editing skills; experience drafting white papers and/or manuscripts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to juggle multiple programs and projects
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work well under pressure
  • Interest in real-world evidence, patient-centricity and patient engagement;
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Self-motivated and ability to work proactively and independently when necessary

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree is required and administrative or programmatic experience, preferably within a nonprofit, research or health organization, are a plus.

More Information


Applicants should submit the following items to [email protected].

  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests in real-world evidence, patient engagement and the National Health Council
  • Resume
  • List of three references, with name, title, organization, email address and telephone number.