NAM Fellowship Program Manager

Washington D.C.
Sep 05, 2018
Jan 11, 2019
Management, Nurse
Full Time
Job Description Summary:
Responsible for developing and managing three highly complex Fellowship programs, including the NAM Fellows, Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence, and International Fellows. Develops Fellowship program strategy and budget, staffing requirements and ensures the program/project meets its stated objectives. Serves as liaison between funders, sponsoring organizations, 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 on managing Fellowship 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 and Fellows. Provides innovative solutions to complex problems that impact program's or project's success. Reports directly to the Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs.
Job Description:


1. Independently designs and manages multiple and/or highly complex programs, including the NAM Fellows, International Fellows, and the Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence programs.. Develops program strategy and budget, staffing requirements and ensures stated objectives are met. Conducts program evaluations. Activities may include Fellowship design, oversight, management, leadership, analysis, evaluation, and quality improvement.

2. Where applicable, assembles committees and guides those committees in decision-making process. Leads recruitment, selection, and educational activities such as briefings, professional development, etc.  Communicates and coordinates with the Director and other members of the NASEM. Identifies and gathers research materials. Solicits and contacts potential mentors. Facilitates the flow of information among mentors, , consultants, staff, and other applicable parties.

3. Conducts workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.

4. Prepares background papers and educational materials. Develops curriculum and written educational products. Drafts and edits materials for publication.

5. Supports fellows and mentors in all aspects of their educational activities.

6. Where applicable, responsible for extensive communications and recruitment activities related to Fellowship programs and related projects.  Publicizes programs and other priorities. Develops complex and content rich materials and websites to promote and recruit diverse applicant pools.

7. Manages communication and recruitment  and funding proposals for new programs. Manages report production activities. Identifies and engages external organizations in recruitment and promotion. Prepares dissemination materials. Conducts dissemination meetings.

8. Independently supervises program or project staff. Ensures staff are appropriately trained and plans for staff development. Mentors staff. Initiates personnel actions. Conducts performance reviews. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.

9. Responsible for financial management of assigned programs or projects, including overseeing budget and schedule and authorizing expenditures. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.

10. Manages research or fellowship activities, conducts site visits and ensures current and new facilities meet established criteria. Visits sites where participants are located to evaluate assignment and ensure compliance.

11. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and Academy within and outside the National Academies.

12. Maintains ongoing relationships with major sponsors and develops new program areas. Conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities. Writes prospectuses and proposals for new and continuing funding. Identifies potential sponsors. Raises funds for current and future projects. Negotiates funding with sponsors. Where applicable, manages funder/member/alumni relations.


  • Related duties and special projects as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Advanced knowledge of health policy and leadership development.  Strong program/project management and facilitation skills. Ability to understand and share 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 and Fellows. 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 in verbal and written form.  A clinical background and federal health policy experience is preferred, but not required. 

Preferred Education: Ph.D. in related field preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: None.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Typically reports to board/program/division director. General direction is provided. Independently supervises project/program staff.

Work Environment: Office environment, with occasional travel between National Academies' facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.

Employee Type:EmployeeScheduled Weekly Hours:37.5City/State:Washington, District of Columbia

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