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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and other fields. Together with the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, it advises the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the National Academy of Medicine works to address critical issues in health and medicine, and inspire positive actions to improve human life.

The National Academy of Medicine's Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System provides a trusted venue for national leaders in health care to work cooperatively toward their common commitment to effective, innovative health care that consistently adds value to patients and society. Members working together to address these problems represent the leadership from core stakeholder communities, including clinicians, patients, health care organizations, employers, manufacturers, insurers, health information technology, researchers, and policy makers.

The NAM Leadership Consortium for a Value and Science-Driven Health System is seeking a Senior Program Officer to manage its Value & Systems portfolio, including the Value Incentives and Systems Innovation Collaborative. Incumbent should be an established authority in health and health care policy with experience and interest in innovative approaches to shifting health care payment models in ways that reward value. The selected candidate will have experience with convening activities, publications, and maintaining strong connections with field leaders. Applicants should have superlative leadership and project management skills, a proven ability to direct and delegate to a junior staff team, and a strong track record of success in stewarding complex, high visibility, and occasionally high stakes projects. Applicants are also expected to have exceptional writing skills, strategic instincts, and appreciation for detail. A doctorate or similar terminal degree is preferred, but not mandatory.

Master's degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge
Six years of related professional experience, two of which were in a supervisory capacity.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience and comfort working with senior leadership from multiple sectors on complex scientific and policy issues. Passion for the mission combined with high standards of performance. Facility in conceptualizing and structuring tasks, and in the management of projects. Committees, budgets and personnel. Background and instincts related to the assessment and/or economics of medical interventions. Familiarity with clinical research and study design. An appropriate terminal degree (such as M.A., Ph.D., M.D.). although extraordinary professional accomplishment and experience may substitute for educational attainment.

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