Employment opportunities at PNHP

Position: Organizer

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single issue organization advocating 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 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 organizer to 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.

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Dedication to the implementation of a national improved Medicare for all health program.
  • At least 1 year of campus, labor, political or community organizing experience.
  • Experience managing and motivating volunteers or organizing committees.
  • Commitment to leadership development of those from traditionally marginalized groups.
  • Understanding of how institutional oppression, microagressions, and privilege play out in social movements.
  • Must be extremely organized, self-motivated, and reliable with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience facilitating large meetings, conference calls and/or workshops.
  • 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:

  • 45,000-50,000 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 who identify as from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.