Employment opportunities at PNHP

Position: Organizing Director

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.

Position Description:

PNHP seeks an energetic organizing director to dramatically expand its capacity to mobilize physician membership in support of improved Medicare for all. The organizing director will work to build grassroots support for a national health program among healthcare providers and in coalition with allied organizations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Mobilize membership and implement national campaign priorities.
  • Build PNHP’s base through aggressive physician membership recruitment.
  • Represent PNHP and coordinate volunteers at medical specialty conferences.
  • Assess opportunities for organizing and chapter development.
  • Develop and implement education and advocacy programs, including speaker’s trainings, grand rounds coordination, and webinars.
  • Facilitate communication between the national office and chapters and activists.
  • Provide assistance at the PNHP Annual Meeting and Leadership Training.
  • Oversee PNHP’s robust medical student section and student programming, including the annual Student Summit.
  • Assist communications team with editing e-blasts and the quarterly PNHP newsletter as needed.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with national allied organization.
  • Work with PNHP’s board of directors to meet fundraising goals.


  • Demonstrated dedication to the implementation of a national improved Medicare for all health program
  • At least 2 years of experience in political, labor, or community organizing
  • 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
  • Must be extremely organized, self-motivated, and reliable with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing and motivating volunteers or organizing committees
  • Availability 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:

  • 48,000-55,000 salary, commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance; vacation and sick/personal time; professional development opportunities

To Apply:

Email your resume, a relevant writing sample and cover letter to 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. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2018.