Program Associate, Research

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | Federal and State Affairs | Full-time


NACHC seeks a full-time Program Associate, Research to provide programmatic, research, and logistical support for a national, multi-partner initiative to help health centers develop and implement data-driven strategies for documenting and addressing patient social risk factors through partnerships. The Program Associate will be responsible for coordinating internal and external communications, expanding dissemination reach and engagement, monitoring activities related to documenting and addressing social risk, maintaining project tracking and databases, supporting learning collaboratives and evaluation, meeting planning and preparation, providing administrative and logistical support for programmatic activities, and conducting other key support functions.  She/he will work within NACHC’s Research Department and report directly to the Deputy Director of Research, and also work closely with staff in other NACHC divisions. In particular, she/he will collaborate with NACHC’s Division of Partnership and Resource Development. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide general project programmatic and logistic support (e.g., setting up and administering webinars, note taking, scheduling meetings and events, coordinating meeting agendas, tracking and monitoring action plans, etc.).
  • Provide general logistic support to coordinate and engage with external partners and advisors.
  • Track, monitor, and report on social risk screening tool (PRAPARE) users and stakeholders, dissemination analytics, and event/training participation. Identify ways to increase users and user engagement.
  • Support project research and evaluation activities (e.g., conduct literature reviews, analyze survey and reporting data, support case studies that track health center and community partner experiences, assist with development of reports).
  • Support efforts to collect data on social risk and interventions to inform development of new engagement strategies, resources, and data tools.
  • Contribute to the development of new and creative informational and educational resources (e.g., abstracts, reports, infographics, one-pagers, etc.) that are visually appealing to support communication and T/TA efforts.
  • Coordinate external communications and dissemination activities, such as e-newsletters, social media, and maintaining and updating web-based platform to engage external audiences.
  • Coordinate internal learning collaborative communications to facilitate shared learning among participants.
  • Serve as point of contact for triaging external requests for information.
  • Assist with grants management reporting and contracting processes.
  • Other logistic, research, programmatic, and administrative support as needed.
  • Travel possible.


  • Documented relevant experiences.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently under limited supervision, but also work well in team-based settings. Must also be able to meet tight deadline, juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and work in collaboration across multiple team members and stakeholder partners.
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Deep interest in community health improvement and health equity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media tools.
  • Proficiency in InDesign and Mailchimp a plus but not a requirement.
  • Bilingual a plus but not a requirement.