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Company Name:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Washington, Dist. Columbia
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
< 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Program Specialist, Strategic Health Care Iniatives

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the premier not-for-profit organization for women's health care. Comprised of over 58,000 physician-members who are experts in women's health care, ACOG provides to its members the highest quality education opportunities, practice-oriented resources, research, advocacy, and organizational support. With headquarters located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, excellent benefits and so much more! To learn more about our organization, please visit us at

The College is currently seeking a Program Specialist, Strategic Health Care Initiatives to coordinate and manage College and Congress activities related to development and implementation of patient safety and quality improvement including administration of Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care and Women's Health Registry Alliance, external stakeholder initiatives, liaison activities, and grant-funded activities.Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical support and coordination for the activities of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care and the Women's Health Registry Alliance and ensure that the Council and Alliance's projects are effectively administered, planned and implemented. This includes the Safety Action Series, Council workgroups, and the web site
  • Researches, collects and compiles information or data, searches references, prepares abstracts, constructs bibliographies, and assists in analyzing results and drafting reports. Research medical literature and online resources related to Council and Alliance interests; retrieve articles from online databases such as PubMed; coordinate with the Resource Center; and maintain an electronic library of culled articles;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with other organizations, specialty societies, and agencies interested in quality improvement and patient safety including industry, consumers and communities, payors, and federal and state government stakeholders.
  • Assists in the development of advanced project management models and forecasting resource requirements. Allocate and manage financial resources to meet budgetary guidelines.
  • Investigate sources of funding for developing projects to educate members about patient safety and assist in the development and implementation of grant applications.
  • Work with program assistant to coordinate preparations for the Council and Alliance as well as any ad hoc workgroup and task force meetings and conference calls; send out meeting notices; maintain committee member roster; coordinate hotel arrangements and transportation; reserve in-house meeting space and catering; make arrangements for any audiovisual equipment; prepare electronic agenda books; and provide on-site support for the committee and staff members, including maintaining accurate notes from the meetings.
  • Assist with follow-up on Council, Alliance, workgroup, and department actions, including: revising documents; preparing, proofreading, and finalizing correspondence; and maintaining document files.
  • Coordinate the College's review and response to documents developed by other organizations;
  • Provide assistance on special projects as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • 1 year of experience in health administration or with related associations required;
  • Strong organization skills and close attention to detail required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required with copyediting and proofreading experience. Excellent independent judgment, discretion, and ability to take responsibility required;
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work; Ability to set priorities and follow through on tasks without supervision.
  • Demonstrated skills are required in management including project planning, implementation and evaluation; and budget development;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact collaboratively with a variety of individuals and to manage physician-member standing committees is preferred. Strong customer service skills including good telephone manners with an ability to relate well to a variety of people;
  • Demonstrated problem solving, teamwork and learning-on-the-job. The candidate will be highly motivated and work well both independently and in a team environment;
  • Strong, working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher). Basic knowledge of HTML and website management basic knowledge of Web application design, coding and testing. Knowledgeable in software development lifecycle;
  • Ability to work with others while handling a diverse workload.
  • Professional appearance and manner.
  • Must be able to work extended hours on planned meeting days (700am-900pm). May require weekend work hours and/or travel (5-6 times a year).
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day or occasionally set up/take down exhibit booths. Proper lifting techniques required.
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