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 at this time
Under the direction of the Vice President, Communications, this position will lead communication activities in support of the work of the National Hospice Foundation, FHSSA, and eHospiceUSA. Essential duties include the following:
- Develops, writes, solicits content for, and edits the NHF publication, “Giving Matters.”
- Develops, writes, solicits content for, and edits the FHSSA publication, “Focus on Compassion.”
- Develops, writes, solicits content for, and edits the eHospiceUSA website.
- Oversees production, design (working with in-house or freelance designer), and distribution of the “Giving Matters” and “Focus on Compassion” newsletters.
- Writes press releases, media alerts, and other documents drawing attention to activities and projects of NHF, FHSSA, and other NHPCO programs.
- Oversees content on NHF, FHSSA, and eHospiceUSA websites; assists with addition of new materials and removing older materials.
- Oversees and contributes to social media efforts to raise awareness of NHF, FHSSA, and eHospiceUSA programs and online presence.
Competencies for this position include the following:
- Excellent writing and editorial skills, with knowledge of AP style.
- Familiarity with newsletter design and ability to direct a graphic designer.
- Knowledge of marketing, association management, and/or member services.
- Ability to synthesize and communicate information, on diverse and sometimes technical topics, as reader-friendly editorial suitable for the general public and for professionals in the field.
- Ability to work with a range of individuals (staff, members, external stakeholders).
Bachelor's degree required in communications, journalism, or a related field, along with seven to ten years of professional experience in an appropriate position, with non-profit or association experience preferred. Experience with hospice or healthcare is also preferred. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite required. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, conveniently located at King St. Metro in Alexandria, Virginia.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. Examples of written materials showing experience are welcomed. Please reference “Communications Director” in the subject line. Principals only / no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.
Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications, this position will work collaboratively with the NHPCO Communications Team to develop, establish, and maintain marketing strategies to meet the organizational objectives of NHPCO and its affiliates. Essential duties include the following:
- Develop and execute coordinated marketing and promotion plans for NHPCO and affiliate products & services, programs, education, membership, publications, fundraising, advocacy, and events.
- Establish standardized approaches, priorities, and practices to organization-wide marketing and provide guidance in the development of promotional plans and products.
- Manage content strategy to ensure consistent tone, branding and messaging across all internal / external marketing projects and work to identify cross-promotional opportunities.
- Recommend priorities and appropriate resource allocation to achieve strategic and operating objectives.
- Manage production and execution of both print and electronic marketing and promotional materials, including brochures, blast emails, ads, solicitations, and website collateral.
- Oversee exhibition concept-design, execution, and logistics for organization’s presence at national conferences.
- Promote website and digital publication advertising opportunities for NHPCO.
- Perform budgeting and cost control activities on projects and campaigns; perform analytics to measure campaign effectiveness and return on investment.
- Experience in using netForum (membership database platform) and Informz email marketing program necessary.
Successful candidate should possess: Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent activities; excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills; ability to work as part of team.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field is required, along with a minimum of five years marketing experience. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite required. Ability to work extended hours during peak times, and to travel by air is a necessity. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, conveniently located at King St. Metro in Alexandria, Virginia.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples of marketing campaigns showing experience are welcomed. Please reference “Marketing Manager” in the subject line. Principals only / no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.
Under the direction of the Senior Director, Annual & Corporate Giving, this position is responsible for the management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the oversight, implementation, and coordination of fundraising activities, including annual fund development campaign (direct mail and online giving) and cultivation of new and existing donors. The Manager will foster the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management, and donor relations as related to annual giving. The Manager will provide leadership in promoting and advocating for a stewardship program that includes gift acknowledgement, recognition and appreciation, accountability, reporting, and other communications which in turn support donor cultivation. The Manager will also serve as project manager of the Run to Remember program. The Manager works with all members of the organization to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gift support. Essential duties include the following:
- Manages the annual fund development program, including direct mail and online giving.
- Manages all special program annual fund activities (e.g., disaster relief, access programs).
- Cultivates and solicits donors for annual campaign, engaging other staff as appropriate.
- Implements on-going personal/written/phone contact with annual donors and prospects.
- Designs, implements, and coordinates a comprehensive stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.
- Provides thorough and accurate reports on annual fund activities, donor cultivation and recognition, and other relevant areas as needed or requested.
- Coordinates with all members of the Philanthropy Department and the organization as appropriate in support of the annual fund program.
- Manages the Run to Remember program; is primary liaison with consultants; plans activities; provides information and technical assistance to hospice recruiting teams.
- Provides guidance to the development and maintenance of the Run to Remember website.
Competencies for this position include the following:
- Strong written and personal communication skills
- Demonstrate effective organizational and communication skills as well as ability to work with and motivate others within the organization.
- Familiarity with fundraising software
- Experience in direct mail solicitation and online giving
- Familiarity with laws and regulations governing state and federal fundraising programs
- Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
Bachelor’s degree required, along with five years of relevant experience in fundraising, preferably with a non-profit association. Excellent knowledge of and skill in the Microsoft Office Suite is also required. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, conveniently located at King St. Metro in Alexandria, Virginia.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. Please reference “Philanthropy Manager” in the subject line. Applications received without salary requirements may not be considered. Principals only / no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.
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. FHSSA is a nonprofit affiliate of NHPCO, and its mission is building partnerships to enhance compassionate care in Africa.
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.