Title: Program Associate
Location: United States
Reports to: Senior Program Director and Senior Program
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) seeks a Program
Associate to support our Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation
(TRHT) programmatic efforts and to help coordinate deadlines,
timelines, and work products from concept to implementation. Our
work builds upon and draw from the expanding network of Truth,
Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) efforts around the
country, which seek to unearth and jettison the deeply held, and
often unconscious, beliefs created by racism – the main one being
the belief in a “hierarchy of human value.” The breakthrough
contribution of the TRHT Framework and its five components -
Narrative Change, Racial Healing, Separation, Law, and the Economy
- is its bold assertion that both systemic and relational work are
required for culture change and lasting success.
The Program Associate’s time will support a new 18-month leadership
experience that supports on the ground practitioners within diverse
public health, health equity, advocacy, academic, nonprofit, and
other networks to engage in shared learning and strategy
development. These leaders help to challenge both historic and
contemporary modes and content of narratives that polarize;
experience and share learning about models and approaches for
building and sustaining higher levels of community cohesion and
subsequent resilience during and following turbulent times; bring
focus to the oft-ignored healing component of work that is required
for lasting societal transformation; and make sustainable change in
the areas of separation, law and the economy.
The Program Associate will support a variety of NCHE’s other work
as needed including the Healing Through Policy project, an
initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation, the American Public
Health Association, and the National Collaborative for Health
Equity. This initiative will identify a suite of racial equity
policies and practices that can be implemented at the local level
to promote racial healing and address social inequities.
Ultimately, this effort will offer local leaders a pragmatic and
achievable, yet aspirational and innovative, set of policies and
practices to advance local health and racial equity priorities and
With an emphasis on collaboration, the person in this position will
be charged with project management and be able to work across all
team functions to support our TRHT programmatic efforts.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Due to
COVID-19, all staff are currently working remotely and following
organization COVID-19 policies.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Assist with event and session design and implementation for
Assist with the development of materials including presentations,
reports, and toolkits.
Support program evaluation including design and analysis.
Conduct research on best practices in the areas of community-based
leadership development, narrative change, and racial healing and
stay abreast of developments in the TRHT movement.
Assist with meeting scheduling for multiple projects related to our
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation work.
Support leadership program participants by conducting regular
check-ins, organizing collaborative opportunities for participants,
and helping to identify professional development needs and
Support Senior Program Manager and Senior Program Director in
ensuring that all program and initiative efforts operate in a
smooth and efficient manner.
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or some college plus
equivalent work experience.
Some knowledge of a range of health equity topics related to racial
and ethnic health inequities.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the areas of health
equity, narrative change, racial healing and/or racial equity.
Experience working with a mission-driven organization.
Excellent organizational skills, including proficiency with
Microsoft Office and ability to effectively manage data,
communications and work products while keeping track of varied
information with ease and efficiency.
Extremely strong attention to detail, excellent self-direction, and
the ability to take ownership and drive responsibilities through to
Ability to work well in an environment with rapidly changing
Experience working as part of a team and facilitating
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
Home office with access to internet and cell phone.
Excellent computer skills
Flexible and adaptable
Kind and compassionate
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Deadline driven and detail-oriented