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Current Opportunities

  • Company/Organization: National Rural Health Association
    • Type of Opportunity: Full-Time Employment
    • Title of Opportunity: Coordinator, Program Services (Washington, DC)
    • Description:
      • PURPOSE: To assist with the coordination of all program-related activities associated with various grants, educational events and initiatives, and also assists the Director of Program Services and Development, Director of Program Services and Contracting and the Vice President of Program Services as needed as a member of the Program Services team of the association. Provide grant writing and research expertise and logistical support for NRHA related programs.  Provide administrative capacity and assistance in health care, health policy and for other health-related activities.RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:– Grants and Contracts
        • Serves as grant writer and lead researcher for opportunities related to the NRHA mission.
        • Assists with the coordination of all policy related activities required under current cooperative agreements and contracts.
        • Assists with the coordination, development, and implementation of new grants, contracts, cooperative agreements and other funding opportunities with oversight by the Director of Program Services and Contracting.
        • Works collaboratively with other association staff to ensure that all grant-related activities are developed, maintained, and implemented to meet the stated objectives of those activities, as well as being accomplished within the related budget.

        – Coordination of Specific Program Services Projects:

        • Assists the program services team with logistical support for NRHA conferences.
        • Coordinates the collection, analysis, and sharing of best practices on various program and policy related content as guided by the Director of Program Services and Contracting.
        • Assists with the National Rural Health Association’s technical assistance activities through communications, meeting coordination and reporting.
        • Assists and coordinates technical assistance for the State Rural Health Associations and NRHA member rapid response groups focused on rural veterans’ health, rural primary care and rural outreach programs.
        • Assists with the National Rural Oral Health Initiative through coordination of activities related to policy, communications, education and research.

        – Administrative

        • Handles program-related telephone calls, e-mails, and correspondence from association members and others.
        • Maintains notes and reporting for various committees and councils related to program services activities.
        • Maintains program services related content on the NRHA webpage.

        Other duties as directed and requested by the Director of Program Services and Contracting.​



        QUALIFICATIONS:  Advanced degree attained or in process in public health, health policy, health administration or other health-care-related discipline. Knowledge of rural health programs preferred. Grant writing experience and educational conference planning preferred, as this is a high priority.  Experience in nonprofit association also preferred.  Must have excellent communications skills, including writing, editing, and public speaking.  Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.  Possession of excellent research and analytical skills preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of health policy and program planning preferred.  Must be a team player, but also able to work independently and meet deadlines. Minimum of two years related experience in health care field.

        Résumés should be emailed to:

        For more information on the National Rural Health Association, please go to:

    • Contact: Laura Hudson
    • Posted: September 17, 2019
    • Expires: When filled

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