Program Manager, Partnerships (Center for Health Equity)

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American Medical Association
Illinois, United States
$80,000.00 - $90,000.00
Dec 22, 2020
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

CHE Program Manager, Partnerships
Chicago, IL

The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.  To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. 

As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness. Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization.  Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA. 

We have an opportunity at our headquarters in Chicago for a Program Manager, Partnerships on our Center for Health Equity team.  In this role, you will manage a portfolio of projects focused on collaborations with local and national partners in support of the Center for Health Equity’s Strategic plan; collaborate and implement the Center’s development including fund and partner cultivation as well as supporting the dissemination of products to support initiatives in the Center of Health Equity (CHE); develop and maintain effective working relationships with external organizations viewed as key collaborators and/or relevant stakeholders;  and provide support on fund development, grant writing, grant management, and partnership development.



Identify and pursue partnership opportunities

  • Identify and recommend key collaborators and opportunities to collaborate in development, and dissemination of products which support CHE initiatives advancing health equity in communities
  • Identify and assess opportunities to engage long-term internal and external partners
  • Participate as assigned in conferences, working groups, and other engagement opportunities; engage with peers at other organizations and update CHE leadership on new contacts
  • Pursue senior contacts at potential and current partners and introduce to CHE and AMA leaders
  • Research, recommend, and apply for grant opportunities to support the long-term goals identified in the Center for Health Equity’s Strategic plan
  • Liase with AMA Foundation and AMA Strategy operations for fundraising priorities and alignment with Center for Health Equity

Manage programs and maintain stakeholder relationships

  • Plan and execute an assigned portfolio of applications and other projects
  • Collaborate across the CHE to ensure projects and programs meet funder’s requirements and AMA goals including budget, scope, with high quality and that deliverables/milestones are met
  • Recommend solutions to barriers to a project’s successful execution, coordinate activities with other business units across the AMA, and external collaborators, as applicable
  • Support the Center in maintaining effective working relationships with external organizations, including reporting project status and achievements to funders
  • Provide health equity expertise to initiatives involving collaboration with public and private entities whose goals and objectives align with the AMA strategic focus areas
  • Support the adoption and collection of evaluation metrics to monitor external relationships and impact over time of the partnership strategy

May include other responsibilities as assigned



  1. Bachelor’s degree or similar experience equivalent 
  2. 5+ years’ experience planning and administering nonprofit partnerships including fundraising and grants; PMP certificate or equivalent experience with nonprofit stakeholders preferred
  3. 3+ years working in the field of health equity required
  4. Experience with Salesforce a plus
  5. Advanced skills with creating reports using PowerPoint presentations and written briefs
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with all levels of management and outside business partners
  7. Proven track record of managing multiple projects and high-level, high exposure initiatives; ability to complete successful applications within deadlines, including reprioritizing as opportunities arise
  8. Demonstrated budgeting and resource planning skills required
  9. Outstanding analytical, critical thinking, presentation, and negotiation skills a plus
  10. Some travel required


The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan, excellent benefits and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance.  The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.   

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.