Hiring: Program and Grants Manager

Position Overview

Application Form

Please apply directly via our application form.

Apply Now »

The Alliance for Health Policy (“Alliance”) seeks a resourceful and proactive program manager to join our team. The position is an integral part of the program strategy and management team and will contribute meaningfully to the timely delivery of relevant, unbiased, and educational programs for members of Congress, congressional and executive branch staff, media, and health policy experts. We currently conduct approximately 50 events and convenings per year, and are continually adding to our portfolio of offerings to support bipartisan policy education, convening, and solution-focused dialogue.

Program managers are responsible for delivering on the Alliance priority of “promises made, promises kept” and serve as the primary contact for key grants. This person will cultivate and maintain relationships with Alliance funders, coordinate speaker preparation and event logistics, and ensure on-time, on-strategy delivery of events and other program goals.

The role offers an excellent opportunity for someone with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a project and/or account manager to join a growing, collaborative, mission-driven organization, and to help inform critical conversations that will shape the future of the U.S. health care system, including on high-priority, complex projects designed to meaningfully cultivate and synthesize evidence, experience, and diverse perspectives as well as foster solution-focused dialogue towards better health and health care.

This is a full-time, exempt position in Washington, D.C., with hybrid virtual and in-person work arrangements. A minimum of 2-3 days of in-office work is expected (more during weeks with in-person events), consistent with public health conditions.

Primary Responsibilities
Working with the Alliance’s small and vibrant staff, and reporting to the director of program strategy and management, the program manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with funders and managing grant milestones, as well as timely status reports;
  • Working with funders to translate ideas and objectives into deliverables and work plans;
  • Creating program-level goals and ensuring consensus on those objectives with internal and external stakeholders, as well as reporting on the completion of those milestones;
  • Managing the workflow of multiple events or other deliverables at a time, coordinating with other Alliance departments to ensure smooth and efficient event processes, and identifying and contributing to workflow improvements;
  • Working with internal and external content and policy experts to produce high-quality deliverables;
  • Ensuring event speakers and moderators receive timely preparation for Alliance events, in coordination with the Alliance policy and content team; and
  • Support in the management and execution of Alliance program development, including writing funder proposals and identifying additional opportunities for partnership.

Skills and Expertise
The program manager must be a proactive problem solver, a skilled relationship manager, and bring strong organizational and time management skills to craft multiple Alliance program deliverables simultaneously. This person will regularly liaise with high-level policy professionals, government officials, funders, and their staff, so excellent judgment, poise, and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Specifically, the program manager should have demonstrated skills or expertise in the following areas:

Professional Qualities 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Professionalism and commitment to consistently high-quality, thorough work.
  • Ability to be creative and nimble in the face of competing demands and a fast-paced environment.
  • Exposure to policymaking, health care, or both.
  • Commitment to and ability to contribute to the advancement of the mission, vision, and values of the Alliance.
  • Excellent judgment and experience in navigating multiple stakeholder needs.
  • Flexibility and dynamism in pursuit of elevating the Alliance’s work and impact.

Project Management 

  • Proven ability to effectively advance multiple projects simultaneously, including setting and meeting deadlines, managing inputs and dependencies, as well as maintaining a system for tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing numerous deliverables.
  • Manage workflow, identify and contribute to workflow improvements.
  • Work with policy, events, development, and communications colleagues to ensure smooth and efficient processes and solve new problems when needed.
  • Grant management, program/project management, event management, curriculum/training development, and/or process design/improvement experience are a plus.
  • Experience in fundraising and development and/or preparing grant and contract proposals is a plus.

Relationship Management and Communication

  • Demonstrated experience with program/account management with on-time, on-strategy project plans, milestones, and execution.
  • Track record of growth and expansion of relationships and investment with donors or clients.
  • Superior writing and presentation skills.
  • Reputation as a team player with a demonstrated results-oriented approach.
  • Experience with facilitating, mediating, and/or creative meeting design is a plus.
  • Commitment to incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including historically marginalized communities, in keeping with our value to include diverse perspectives in consequential conversations. Commitment to addressing health equity considerations throughout Alliance programming.

Equal Opportunity
The Alliance for Health Policy is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, including persons with disabilities and individuals from historically marginalized identities. The Alliance for Health Policy values diversity and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, and to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. The Alliance for Health Policy’s hiring and employment decisions are based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications.

Salary $65,000/year. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be evaluated according to levels of experience; please include your salary requirements with your application if they exceed the posted range. The Alliance for Health Policy offers an outstanding benefits package, including:

  • Platinum-level medical insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance with 80% employer-paid premium subsidy for employees and 50% for family members;
  • 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave;
  • $2 for $1 retirement contribution match, up to 10% of salary, with immediate vesting;
  • Company provided life and long-term disability insurance;
  • Generous paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave;
  • Up to $1,000 relocation assistance available to candidates moving from outside the Washington, D.C. metro area;
  • Up to $1,000 per year for qualifying education-related expenses, including student loan repayments; and
  • $100 per month transit benefit.

About the Alliance
For 30 years, the Alliance for Health Policy has served as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand health policy, the root of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. We believe a better health care system begins with a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives. Regardless of their point of view, our audience recognizes the Alliance’s reputation as a well-respected source for unbiased health policy information.

The Alliance is growing our portfolio of offerings to meet the needs of our policy audience. Our core offerings are our in-person/virtual and impartial educational events and convenings. These events allow attendees to better understand a wide range of foundational and niche health policy issues, as well as the various viewpoints of the health policy community that surround those issues. For each briefing, we assemble a balanced panel of expert speakers who present background information, evidence, and insights on a given topic, facilitate a discussion that is relevant to the attendees’ day-to-day work, and provide curated lists of resources and experts for further research. We conduct approximately 50 events and convenings per year for audiences ranging from new congressional staff to seasoned policy experts and media, in addition to maintaining an active schedule of policy development, policymaker outreach, and stakeholder engagement.

Our Vision

To improve health and health care by fostering a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives.

Our Mission

To inform solutions for improving health and health care in the United States by advancing health policy knowledge and facilitating solutions-focused dialogue among diverse stakeholders and leaders.

Our Values

  • Collaborative learning, grounded in evidence and informed by experience: We promote a shared understanding of the facts and real-life experiences that affect health and health care in America.
  • Constructive and proactive problem solving: We come to every conversation ready to bring out the best ideas for solving problems.
  • Inclusive, equitable and respectful dialogue: We include diverse perspectives in consequential conversations and are committed to creating an environment where people can hear each other across differences.
  • Discernment and integrity: We are committed to navigating complex issues with good judgment and in good faith.
  • Responsiveness and accountability: We serve as a reliable and approachable source of excellent information for the health policy community.

Please apply directly via our application form. Apply Now »