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Job Title: Senior Program Assistant
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Organization: National Academy of Medicine
Posted: 12/28/2021
Type: Full-Time
Classification: International Health
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Position Description: The NAM is seeking a Senior Program Assistant (SPA) to support projects that improve health for all by advancing science and accelerating health equity. Initially, the SPA will support the Healthy Longevity Global Competition – a prize program that aims to accelerate research, innovation, and entrepreneurism in the field of healthy longevity. The Global Competition includes a progressive model of awards to improve the physical, mental, and social health and well- being as people age. Projects can be from any field or combination of fields (e.g., basic or biomedical science, social science, data and computer science, engineering, design). The NAM itself administers a set of US-based awards—open to applicants from any discipline or background—and it coordinates between global partners administering competitions in over 50 countries and territories. The NAM also organizes an annual Global Innovator Summit to honor awardees, featuring inspiring leaders and fostering collaboration and connections among awardees, experts, funders, and other stakeholders in the field. Subsequent phases of the Global Competition will provide more substantive funding, culminating in one or more Grand Prize(s) for a breakthrough innovation. Overall, this is a dynamic and unique program that aims to attract bold, novel, and potentially transformative ideas from across disciplines and sectors. To date, the NAM has leveraged over $35 million, and the initiative continues to gain momentum. In their initial support of the Global Competition, the SPA will be an integral part of a small but nimble team. The successful candidate will perform much of the clerical and administrative tasks in support of the NAM’s US-based awards, its oversight of international competitions, and organization of the annual Global Innovator Summit.

Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and ability to clearly present information to varied audiences. Strong attention to detail. Ability to solve problems with supervisory consultation or by following established procedures. Ability to prioritize between tasks, and re-prioritize, as this dynamic project requires. Ability to work successfully both independently and in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships and effectively interact with NAM co-workers and other National Academies employees at all levels, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: International experience. Ability to speak a language(s) other than English. Graphic design or data visualization experience.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge.

Minimum Experience: Four years of related experience or educational equivalent.

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

Organization Description: The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community.

Closing Date: 3/28/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Joi Washington,  Senior Administrative Officer
Contact Location: 500 Fifth Street NW

Washington DC   DC  20001
United States
Contact Location: 500 Fifth Street NW
  Washington DC   DC  20001
  United States
Contact Phone: 2023342557 
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How to Apply: Please apply by using this link: US/NAS_Careers/job/Keck-Center/Senior-Program- Assistant---National-Academy-of-Medicine-- Program-Office_R0001171

Additional Information: A cover letter is required for this position.

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