National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Program Assistant

The National Partnership for Women & Families is seeking a Program Assistant to join our Health Care policy team. The successful candidate will work with National Partnership colleagues to advocate for policies to improve access to quality, affordable health care for women and families.

Position Summary

The Program Assistant will provide both substantive and administrative support on projects across the health policy portfolio. Key responsibilities include:

  • Tracking and monitoring proposed legislation and executive branch actions, such as regulations;
  • Creating or contributing to fact sheets, blogs, and other public education materials and reports;
  • Assisting in planning and implementation of coalition policy and advocacy activities;
  • Researching new developments in health policy;
  • Representing the organization to individuals outside the organization;
  • Maintaining and updating databases, content management systems and other information systems, including listservs and website materials;
  • Maintaining team records and files;
  • Providing general administrative support to the vice president of health policy and programs, members of the health team, and to the organization as needed; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

The responsibilities of this position include approximately two-thirds policy support and one-third administrative support.


An ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; be highly attentive to detail; be motivated by the issues we cover and the work we do; and be extremely well organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The position requires personal initiative; the candidate must be comfortable working as part of a team.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; at least one year of post-college work experience and knowledge of or experience working with health care issues strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 2016 and online research required; experience with Salesforce or other database/content management systems a plus.

Benefits/Salary and How to Apply

Salary for this position is $38,500/year and includes a generous benefits package. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to with the subject line Health Program Assistant. Applications will only be accepted by email, and position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen. The National Partnership may choose not to consider incomplete or inaccurately submitted applications.

About the Organization

For more than 45 years the National Partnership has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. We work to foster a society in which workplaces are fair, discrimination is a thing of the past, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure, everyone has access to quality, affordable health care and every person has the opportunity to achieve economic security and live with dignity. Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization with the mission of improving the lives of women and families. We are committed to gender equality and social and economic justice, and our focus remains steadily on those with the least, who struggle the most and face the greatest barriers.

The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and seek applications from all qualified individuals without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Women, men, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.

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