Title: Program Associate
Location: Washington, D.C. (remote work only temporary)
Reports to: Senior Program Director and Senior Program Manager
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Salary: $65,000 – $70,000
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021


Position Summary

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 needs.

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.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   


Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to [email protected], attention to Carla Gullatt with “Program Associate” in the subject line.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Due to COVID-19, all staff are temporarily working remotely and following organization COVID-19 policies. Local DMV applicants are preferred.