National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Project Assistant

The National Partnership is a Washington DC nonprofit, nonpartisan 501c(3) organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote access to quality health care, fairness in the workplace, and policies that help women and men manage the dual demands of work and family. Engaging patients and families in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and new care delivery models is essential to ensuring that the promise of health care reform, and these new approaches to care delivery, truly meet the needs of patients and families and result in quality, affordable health care.

The National Partnership for Women & Families is seeking a Project Assistant to join a team within our Health Care portfolio working to advance patient- and family-centered health care. The successful candidate will work with National Partnership colleagues to assist measure developers and other health care stakeholders in partnering with patients and families to ensure that care design and delivery meet the needs of patients and families.

Position Summary

The Project Assistant will provide both substantive and administrative support on projects at the intersection of health policy and community engagement. They will serve as the primary administrative and programmatic support to a collaborative project between NPWF and an external health care outcomes measure developer. Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative support to the team, including file organization, managing scheduling of appointments, paperwork reconciliation, survey development and distribution, and other logistical needs.
  • Supporting materials creation, meeting facilitation and other engagement activities with partnered patients, family caregivers and advocates.
  • Coordinating communications, planning and progress between various projects with external teams.
  • Identifying new avenues for patient, family caregiver and advocate recruitment and outreach.
  • Working collaboratively to create new opportunities for patient and family caregiver engagement within health care quality, and providing individualized support to ensure a positive experience for all participants.
  • Managing and updating internal database and online member website.
  • Researching, analyzing and disseminating information relevant to the team’s key issues (e.g., patient- and family-centered care, health care quality).
  • Contributing to the development of tools and resources (e.g., research, writing, editing, formatting).
  • Providing other support for the team and organization as needed.


An ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; be highly attentive to detail; 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. The candidate will be working closely with both quantitative/clinical researchers and a diverse community of patients, family caregivers and health care advocates; as such, adaptive interpersonal skills and an appetite for relationship building is essential.

A Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of project support, technical assistance or community engagement experience is required; 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 range for this position is $37,000-40,000/year depending on experience and includes a generous benefits package. Please submit cover letter with resume, at least two writing samples and three references to (Subject Line: Health Project 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.

The National Partnership is committed to equal employment opportunity. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.

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