The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) Is Seeking a Program Associate

Announcements | November 22 2021

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: $70,000 – $75,000
Application Deadline: November 30, 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

  • Assist with event and session design and implementation for assigned programs.
  • Assist with the development of materials including presentations, reports, and toolkits.
  • Support program evaluation including design and analysis.
  • Conduct research on best practices in the areas of community-based leadership development, narrative change, and racial healing and stay abreast of developments in the TRHT movement.
  • Assist with meeting scheduling for multiple projects related to our Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation work.
  • Support leadership program participants by conducting regular check-ins, organizing collaborative opportunities for participants, and helping to identify professional development needs and supportive resources.
  • Support Senior Program Manager and Senior Program Director in ensuring that all program and initiative efforts operate in a smooth and efficient manner.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or some college plus equivalent work experience.
  • Some knowledge of a range of health equity topics related to racial and ethnic health inequities.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the areas of health equity, narrative change, racial healing and/or racial equity.
  • Experience working with a mission-driven organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to effectively manage data, communications and work products while keeping track of varied information with ease and efficiency.
  • Extremely strong attention to detail, excellent self-direction, and the ability to take ownership and drive responsibilities through to completion.
  • Ability to work well in an environment with rapidly changing needs.
  • Experience working as part of a team and facilitating cross-team collaboration.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Home office with access to internet and cell phone.


  • Excellent computer skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Deadline driven and detail-oriented

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.