Position: Executive Director
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a nationally influential voice on health care reform with chapters and activists across the U.S, and a strong and growing student movement. PNHP seeks an executive director for its Chicago-based national headquarters to grow its membership and budget, and help put single payer health reform at the top of the national and state agendas.
PNHP is a member-led organization with multiple state chapters who function somewhat independently but are supported by the national office. The ED will be expected to manage and grow the organization under the direction of a large and diverse leadership group, including Board of Directors and several dozen chapter leaders.
Key Responsibilities – General:
Inspire, energize, and facilitate collaborative work by the national Board, chapters, membership, and staff in PNHP’s Chicago headquarters in the following key areas:
- Mobilize and support PNHP’s membership in advocacy for single-payer Medicare for All.
- Grow and diversify membership from the current base of 24,000 members.
- Increase fundraising from members and friends, with Board-approved targeting of foundations and private donors.
- Help build PNHP infrastructure of chapters, spokespeople, and volunteers across the country.
- Disseminate PNHP’s research widely to impact the national conversation on health care.
- Expand PNHP’s outreach programs to educate physicians, medical students, other health professionals, policymakers, legislators, and the public.
- Enhance PNHP’s presence in the print, broadcast, and social media.
- Interact with health professionals, policymakers, coalition partners, and the public.
Key Responsibilities – Specific:
- Organizational mission and strategy: Work with the Board, executive committee, chapters, active volunteers, and staff to plan and execute organizational strategy and goals.
- Staff management and development: Oversee a small, talented staff group and foster a positive work environment and employee growth. Conduct periodic evaluations, hire and fire in conjunction with the Executive Committee. Collaborate with the Board in expansion of staff as indicated by organizational growth and budget.
- Financial management and fundraising: Assure fiscal strength of the national office. The executive director will write grants, network, participate in one-on-one meetings with potential donors, and pursue other innovative means to achieve financial goals.
- Membership: Collaborate with Board, members, and staff in developing and executing recruitment strategies.
- Coalition and external relationships: Engage with existing coalition allies and develop new alliances as part of the national movement for Medicare for All.
- Organizational integration: Facilitate communication and teamwork throughout all levels of the organization, including via monthly activist conference calls, weekly staff meetings, and regular communications with the membership.
- Other responsibilities as designated by the Board and Executive Committee.
Experience and Motivation:
- Commitment to equity, social justice, and single-payer Medicare for All.
- Experience in health policy or a related field.
- Experience in professional marketing, organizing, or other relevant organization-building experience in a nonprofit setting.
- Understanding the unique opportunities and challenges of organizing physicians.
- Project management and staff supervision.
- Grant writing.
Communication and Leadership:
- Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work well with physicians, medical residents, and students.
- Ability to promote collaboration among the staff, chapters, membership, and the Board to achieve PNHP’s mission.
Position is based in Chicago
Willingness to travel
Compensation and Benefits:
- Salary $80,000
- Competitive benefits package including employer-paid comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance; vacation and sick/personal time.
Email your resume or CV along with a cover letter expressing your interest in PNHP to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “ED Application First Name Last Name.” No calls please. Persons of color, women, LGBTQ-identifying persons and others from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.