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Open Positions


The NAM seeks a strategic, creative, and highly motivated Deputy Director with experience managing both projects and teams. The Deputy Director should have familiarity with nonprofit communications approaches; developing strategic communications plans; identifying and building relationships with diverse audiences; and best practices for web, email, and social media communications. They will be responsible for managing the general operations of the Office of Communications and implementing processes to support team function and drive innovation. The Deputy Director will directly manage the digital, content, and publications specialists and serve as a senior mentor to program communications strategists.
Minimum Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge/experience. Five years of related professional experience, two of which were in a supervisory capacity.


The Senior Program Officer directs, develops, and manages one or more of the organization’s projects, activities, and programs 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 and creativity to complete. The incumbent has authority to take whatever action deemed advisable or necessary, and is often responsible for oversight or management of other staff. The Senior Program Officer typically reports to Deputy Director and Director.
Minimum Experience: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge. 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 kufun Academies’ activities or equivalent outside activities. Demonstrated a high level of proficiency in conveying scientific, technical, and/or policy information in verbal and written form.
Preferred Experience: Ph.D. in related field preferred.


The APO would support the Culture Inclusion and Equity, and Value Incentives and Systems action collaboratives. Given the aims of each collaborative focus area, the APO should have knowledge in topics such as evidence-based care that advances equitable health, payment systems that incentivize value and population health, and strategies that promote individual and community engagement in health and healthcare decisions. The APO will be expected to take action to solve routine problems in areas of assigned responsibility but will receive guidance or expertise from higher-level staff on more complex problems. The APO will establish processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of assignments and will have the ability to apply specific professional-level knowledge to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of moderately complex variables.
Minimum Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge. Three years of related professional experience.
Preferred Experience: Advanced degree in a related field (or equivalent experience).

Open Fellowships

The NAM has several fellowship and leadership programs. None are currently accepting applications. Please visit the Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs page to learn more.

Current Award Opportunities

The NAM presents awards annually to recognize singular individuals in the fields of health, medicine, and science. N are currently accepting nominations.

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