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Jobs at NHPCO

The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is an energetic, fast-moving, nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer and whose mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.

We are a dedicated group of innovative thinkers who are committed to excellence, appreciate and foster a sense of humor, and embrace change and team play as essential to success. We care about the work we do and the difference that we make. This is your chance to make a difference, too. We are seeking result-oriented people — talented, strategic, and innovative team players who have an unwavering commitment to excellence in all they do.

Job openings at NHPCO

ACCESS COORDINATOR

Under the direction of the Senior Director, Access, this position is responsible for supporting national and international Access-related programs, and for providing administrative assistance to the Access team.  Essential duties include the following:

  • Provides support for grant-funded projects, including preparing standard forms such as agreements, email correspondence, wire transfer requests, etc.
  • Tracks international partnership program donations and facilitates the wiring of funds to the appropriate organizations.
  • Inputs information into netFORUM database and proactively tracks data elements to ensure accurate reporting of outcomes.
  • Supports the activities of assigned Committees and Advisory Councils, including recording minutes for all meetings and assisting with scheduling and follow up.
  • Prepares general correspondence and meeting agendas for the Senior Director’s review.
  • Triages external emails, calls and requests, resolving or forwarding to the appropriate staff for resolution.
  • Maintains central project files (hard copy and electronic) for administration.
  • Creates and formats report word documents as may be assigned.
  • Organizes and formats evaluation data as may be assigned.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative duties, including word and information processing, Internet research, filing, expense reimbursements, responding to emails, telephone calls, scheduling, mail, travel arrangements, exhibits at conferences, and other related tasks as may be assigned.

Competencies for this position include the following:

  • Ability to accomplish various administrative functions in an accurate, timely manner.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and accomplish multiple assignments simultaneously with a minimum of direction. 
  • Ability to utilize analytical skills and a broad understanding of the organization to effectively interpret and anticipate Access Team needs.
  • Exercise initiative, judgment and discretion in performing the administrative functions.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written composition).
  • Identify and resolve problems/issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of computer software applications, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and related organizational software programs.
  • Experience with membership databases (netFORUM preferred) is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree required, along with at least three years of experience in office/administrative support/customer service or similar administrative management functions.  Experience in a non-profit environment preferred. 

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, conveniently located at King St. Metro in Alexandria, Virginia.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@nhpco.org.  Please reference “Access Coordinator” in the subject line.  Principals only / no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

NHPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer


PHILANTHROPY ASSOCIATE

Under the direction of the Vice President, Philanthropy, this position is responsible for the donor acknowledgement process for NHPCO and its affiliate organizations, and provides administrative support for the Philanthropy team.  Essential duties include the following:

  • Responsible for the donor acknowledgement process for NHF, Global Partners in Care, and NHPCO, including collaboration with involved departments (Solutions Center, Accounting and IT), ensuring data integrity with appropriate data entry procedures, and generating acknowledgement letters.
  • Serves as the primary team resource for database reports. Works with IT to generate new queries and reports. Tracks contact, donor and prospect information in netFORUM database.
  • Coordinates internal division meetings.
  • Participates in and assists with donor stewardship activities, including collaboration with Communications.
  • Supports the general activities of the Philanthropy department, including but not limited to, handling inquiries (telephone and online), assisting with fundraising special events, exhibits at conferences, Become a Fundraiser processes, and additional related fundraising activities.
  • Maintains central project files (hard copy and electronic) for administration.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative duties, including word and information processing, filing, expense reimbursements, responding to telephone, scheduling, mail, travel arrangements, and other related tasks.

Competencies for this position include the following:

  • Ability to present oneself in a mature, confident and efficient manner to board members, potential donors, the public, and other employees.
  • Ability to perform various administrative functions, including typing at or above a rate of 50 words per minute, in an accurate, timely manner. 
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and accomplish multiple assignments simultaneously and with a minimum of direction. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • General knowledge of fundraising.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of computer software applications, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and related organizational software programs.
  • Experience with membership databases (netFORUM preferred) is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree preferred, along with at least one year of experience in office/administrative support/customer service or similar administrative management functions.  Experience in a non-profit environment preferred.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, conveniently located at King St. Metro in Alexandria, Virginia.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@nhpco.org.  Please reference “Philanthropy Associate” in the subject line.  Principals only / no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.


NHPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.  Our mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life, and we envision a world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.

Founded in 1978, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Founded in 1990, the National Hospice Foundation envisions a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.  NHF supports NHPCO’s quality and research initiatives; hospice and palliative care provider education activities; consumer engagement and caregiver services; and global hospice partnerships.

Founded in 1999 as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, FHSSA was created to generate support for African organizations that provide home-based hospice and palliative care to those who are dying of HIV/AIDS. Launched in March, 2014, Global Partners in Care is the reimagined, redesigned and re-inspired organization that was formerly known as FHSSA.  Global Partners in Care is a nonprofit affiliate of NHPCO with a mission of building partnerships to enhance compassionate care globally.  

Founded in 2007 as the Alliance for Care at the End of Life, the Hospice Action network is a nonprofit affiliate of NHPCO.  HAN provides a more aggressive and comprehensive advocacy and lobbying voice that serves the entire field and, ultimately, one of America’s most vulnerable populations – those nearing the end of life.