Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) advocates for a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program (also called “improved Medicare for all”). Since 1987, we’ve advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. PNHP is a member-based organization that performs ground breaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system. PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing an improved Medicare for all health care system.
PNHP seeks an energetic organizer to dramatically expand its capacity to mobilize physician membership in support of improved Medicare for all. The organizer will work closely with the organizing director to build grassroots support for a national health program among healthcare providers and in coalition with allied organizations. The organizer will take significant ownership over the growth of PNHP’s student section, “Students for a National Health Program” (SNaHP), and provide guidance and vision for PNHP’s 90+ student and physician chapters around the country.
Implement national campaign priorities under the guidance of the organizing director
Manage PNHP’s robust medical student section and student programming
Take leadership role in organizing annual SNaHP Summit
Assist with the implementation of education and advocacy programs; including speaker’s trainings, grand rounds coordination, and quarterly webinars.
Provide assistance at the PNHP Annual Meeting and Leadership Training
Build PNHP’s base through aggressive physician membership recruitment
Work with PNHP’s board of directors to meet fundraising goals
Assist communications team with editing e-blasts and the quarterly PNHP newsletter as needed
Dedication to the implementation of a national improved Medicare for all health program
1-2 years of experience organizing student groups or student constituencies at the higher education level
Impeccable facilitation skills are required for this position
Commitment to leadership development of those from traditionally marginalized groups, as well as a nuanced understanding of how institutionalized oppression, microagressions, and privilege play out in social movements
Experience in labor, political or community organizing preferred
Experience managing and motivating volunteers or organizing committees
Must be extremely organized, self-motivated, and reliable with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to work irregular, evening, and weekend hours
Bachelor’s degree in a health, policy, government or a related field preferred
Familiarity with national health policy and various health reform efforts
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and various social media platforms
Position requires travel several times per year
Compensation and benefits:
40-45K salary, commensurate with experience
Competitive benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance; vacation and sick/personal time; professional development opportunities
Use the NPO form below, or email your resume, a relevant writing sample, salary requirement and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Organizer Application First Name Last Name.” No calls please. Persons of color, women, LGBTQ-identifying persons and others from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Physicians for a National Health Program is a non-profit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.