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Specialist, Development and Innovation

National Association of Community Health Centers
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Membership, Prospect Research, Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Other Administrative
For-Profit Companies, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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NACHC’s Development and Innovation Division builds and leads the strategy to generate new resources, establish substantial partnerships, and foster innovation for the future. This “development” and “innovation” enables NACHC to offer high-quality initiatives to help support the current, emerging, and future needs of Community Health Centers and the people they serve, as well as to support and develop the “Health Center of the Future.” 



The Specialist, Development and Innovation will work with division leadership to support funding and partnership development efforts and is a key member of the Development and Innovation division team. This individual will manage a portfolio of 6-10 partnerships or projects and will work with leadership to design, develop, and launch new funding proposals and partnerships. The individual will also work with the team to execute the work plan for the division and NACHC’s innovation center – The Center for Community Health Innovation (CCHI.) Additional responsibilities may include research, collaboration across NACHC divisions to execute development and fundraising goals and working with division leadership to provide health centers with subject matter expertise on partner and funder development. These efforts may involve facilitating multi-stakeholder working groups, managing consultants, and/or working independently. This position is funded by multiple grant sources and may have a continuous churn of funding sources based on the demand of the projects.

Essential Duties

  • Support a portfolio of partnerships and/or programs that include relationship management, execution of project deliverables, reporting to the funder/partner, and developing sustainability plans. This will be a rotating portfolio of projects/partnerships.


  • Work with division leadership to develop grant projects from the points of research and background development through application, funding and implementation. This may include talking with partners and working across the organization, developing and executing agreements or contracts, and ensuring systems are in place for adequate project monitoring.


  • Design and manage a division-wide customer relationship management system; support the collection of qualitative and quantitative data necessary for evaluation/reporting; design presentations and reports (primarily through Microsoft platforms.)


  • Support division leadership to engage health centers, primary care associations, and health center-controlled networks with training and technical assistance in relation to partnership and funding development, grant writing, relationship management, and other related topics. Manage the day-to-day support for division led workgroups.


  • Manage relationships with key individuals and organizations; Identify and evaluate opportunities for collaboration.


  • Support the planning and implementation of conference education sessions, reports/briefings for the Board of Directors, and other division activities that promote the organization externally.


  • Regularly assess industry and community market trends, leading to the generation of new partnerships and funding support for the organization.


  • Other duties as needed or required.



  1. Demonstrated superior project management skills, critical thinking, written and verbal communications skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office platforms required, specifically will need to be familiar with Microsoft Excel and budget design/management functions; additional experience with project management, customer relationship management, learning management platforms and other virtual apps or software is preferred.
  2. Responsible, self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team. Ability to multi-task, give sharp attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  3. At least 3-5 years of experience and a demonstrated work managing multiple projects and/or partnerships involving regular communications with internal and external parties, managing a project or partnership from inception through launch through close-out.
  4. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred; willing to consider commensurate work experience with an Associate’s degree.
  5. Military and/or national service through an AmeriCorps or Peace Corps program welcomed.
  6. Experience working within health and/or social services spaces; working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds expected; experience working for or with Federally Qualified Health Center(s), Primary Care Association(s) and/or Health Center Controlled Network(s) welcomed.
  7. Commitment to NACHC’s mission to promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all. A commitment to health equity expected.


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