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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Other duties as needed or required.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
preferred; willing to consider commensurate work experience with an
- Military and/or national service through an AmeriCorps or Peace
Corps program welcomed.
- 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.
- 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.