Boston, MA

Senior Director, Program Development, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)

The Organization

NEHI is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of stakeholders from across key sectors of health and health care. Its mission is to solve complex problems and achieve greater value in health care by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. For more information, visit  NEHI relies on membership dues and funding for specific projects to sustain its work.

NEHI seeks a Senior Director, Program Development at a time when the organization is deepening its focus and relevance. Increasingly, our research and convenings are designed to produce actionable recommendations and practical tools that highlight three subjects in which policies are rapidly evolving: health care value and payment innovation; equitable access to innovation; and access to mental health care.

Position Overview

We are seeking a Senior Director to continue to grow our portfolio of programs and lead other team members in initiating project work in these and other areas consistent with our mission.

The ideal candidate should combine the skills of an academic with those of a consultant—curious and committed to intellectual rigor, as well as pragmatic and dedicated to operational feasibility. An appreciation of issues in the health care system is essential. Expertise with payment reform (both public and private), information technology and data access, or integrative approaches to chronic disease management would be highly valued.  The Senior Director must be comfortable interacting with a variety of health care sectors, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, small biotech firms, insurance companies, health centers, and hospital systems.  He or she should have experience structuring discussions on complex topics that generate collaborative solutions. Essential responsibilities include:

•        Identifying funding opportunities and develop program concepts that advance NEHI’s mission and the interests of its members

•        Generating project proposals and manage project execution and dissemination

•        Developing, planning, and coordinating stakeholder roundtables, working groups, expert panels, and forums with senior health care leaders and policymakers

•        Participating in external speaking engagements, when applicable

•        Recruiting, mentoring, and supervising essential staff and interns

The position will report to the CEO and will be responsible for working closely with the VP, Health Policy and Research. Depending on the Senior Director’s level of experience, he or she may mentor and supervise the Health Policy Research and Program Director.  NEHI is a small and relatively “flat” organization and there are opportunities to build new team structures.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: . Please reference “Senior Director, Program Development” in the subject line of the email.  Your cover letter should explain your experience and interest in this position.  A short (2-5 page) writing sample would be appreciated.

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