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Job Title: Directer
Job Number:
Organization: National Quality Forum
Posted: 10/4/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Compensation: based on experience
Position Description: National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for- profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement. We are currently seeking a Director for our Quality Innovation team.

This is a great opportunity for someone with an understanding of healthcare quality and performance measurement along with exceptional leadership, management, communication, and relationship-building skills to join a department in its early stages of growth. Candidates should be excited to work in a fast-paced environment and be willing and able to work autonomously.

Our immediate need is focused around work on aligning accountability and improvement efforts in community-based serious illness care. Additional projects may focus on other healthcare topics areas such as person- and family-centered care, shared decision making, patient-reported outcomes and healthcare disparities.

POSITION SUMMARY The Director will be responsible for providing leadership and subject matter expertise on projects for the Quality Innovation (QI) team related to healthcare quality measurement and improvement. The Director will oversee work on aligning accountability and improvement efforts in community-based serious illness care, which may include addressing measure implementation issues in public reporting and value-based payment programs. Additional projects may focus on areas such as person- and family-centered care, shared decision making, patient-reported outcomes, healthcare disparities, and other healthcare topics. Responsibilities include convening and facilitating project committees/expert panels, collaborating with external stakeholders, providing oversight and technical guidance to project teams, client relations, writing project reports, generating potential new project ideas and helping to secure funding, and contributing to the strategic direction of NQF.


Project Leadership • Serve as the lead and subject matter expert for project teams, project committees, and clients / funders • Assist in strategic project development and lead work plan development and execution • Direct, lead and facilitate project committee / work group meetings • Review and synthesize the evidence base and committee or workgroup deliberations to support committee work and final reports and deliverables • Identify opportunities for future projects and/or collaboration, and assist in generating proposals to external funders Organizational Leadership • Work with executive staff in development and implementation of strategic initiatives • Serve as an NQF liaison, speaker, or representative at external committees or meetings as appropriate • Collaborate with membership staff on identification of topics / speakers for membership webinars, meetings, and events • Work collaboratively within and across NQF departments to represent QI projects with NQF’s measures endorsement activities, HIT activities, and member outreach and education activities • Identify opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the organization as needed to enhance assigned work • Support the mentoring of new and existing staff • Participate in the development of organizational policies and procedures • Proactively identify, communicate and escalate risks to leadership • Effectively model team dynamics and provide clear direction to ensure project success



Advanced degree in health / healthcare management (e.g., MPH, MBA, MSHA, MHA, MS) or health professional (e.g., RN, NP, PA) or Bachelor’s degree with ten to twelve years of relevant experience.


• At least eight to ten years of work experience with a focus on healthcare quality and performance measurement • Experience and subject matter expertise working with the serious or advanced illness population and an understanding of current state of palliative and end-of-life care issues • Management of large projects required • Experience coordinating, facilitating, and convening groups of stakeholders and experts Skills/Abilities

• Proven ability to lead and manage multiple projects and competing priorities • Excellent leadership skills, able to inspire and engage stakeholders and project team effectively • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with internal and external parties and ability to work well on a team • Experience with mentoring junior staff and supporting their professional growth • Strategic thinker with ability to design projects from conception to execution • Ability to solicit, review and integrate relevant input from committee members and stakeholders, synthesizing and articulating key themes • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Comfort with adapting to rapidly changing circumstances • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills • Strong proficiency in use of MS Office suite

Organization Description: National Quality Forum offers competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package which includes health and life insurance, 401 (k), transit reimbursement, and on-site fitness facilities. To learn more about National Quality Forum visit our website at

NQF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Closing Date: 1/4/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Andrew Sylvia,  Directer
Contact Location: 1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 800

Washington   DC  20005
United States
Contact Location: 1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 800
  Washington   DC  20005
  United States
Contact Phone: 2027831300 
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How to Apply: Submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirement by following this link: 2/viewRequisition? org=QUALITYFORUM&cws=37&rid=198

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