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Program Manager

American Nurses Association ANA Silver Spring, MD

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4.2 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.


The American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of ANA, is launching the Reimaging Nursing Initiative (RN Initiative) Phase II, a multi-year project to test fundamental changes in the education, regulation, and practice of nursing. The Foundation has identified three powerful leverage points with the potential to innovate the profession of nursing and thereby healthcare for all. 

This position is for a 3 year appointment, coinciding with the length of the grant. 


Manage the grants management infrastructure for the RN Initiative

  • Develop a workflow, define policies, and implement processes to launch, maintain and evaluate a national grant program.
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of external subject matter expert reviewers who help narrow down potential pilot sites into probable pilot sites.
  • Participate in proposal review, site visits, and the development of grant recommendations for presentation to the Foundation Grant Review Committee.
  • Manage grants made in partnership with the program coordinator who oversees day-to-day operations of the RN Initiative. This includes tracking the current status of pilots through ongoing contact with grantee principals; reviewing grantee interim and final deliverables; maintaining knowledge of work related to pilots; and ensuring that pilots follow payment and reporting schedules through completion of the grant.

Manage the RN Initiative Learning Community

  • Convene pilot sites, Foundation staff, and health leaders virtually and in person throughout Phase II in a learning community to share experiences, problem-solve, learn what it takes to change norms and breakdown barriers, and scaling.
  • Design and manage an annual two-day grantee conference.
  • Prepare talks and presentations to disseminate the RN Initiative’s work.
  • Develop briefing materials updating various audiences on the progress of the initiative including synthesizing pilot site results into internal reports and external communications in partnership with the communications and learning consultants.  

Alignment of cross-Enterprise priorities

  • Collaborate with teams across the Enterprise to identify and collect information about nursing related priorities to create an up-to-date landscape analysis.
  • Convene a cross-Enterprise group of departments and teams working on similar work to identify synergies and encourage additional collaboration leading to greater growth and impact.

Foundation collaboration

  • Actively engage with Foundation colleagues to support the Foundation’s overall mission, including but not limited to planning and execution of Foundation activities and outreach, fundraising, conference support, donor relations, and other special activities.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant project management, operations, and program creation experience in increasingly complex and independent roles; experience in the healthcare sector strongly preferred.
  • A strong relationship builder with a history of collaborating successfully with a broad and diverse range of individuals and communities.
  • Ability to work well independently and in teams and to inspire others to work toward achieving common goals.
  • Experience in problem solving and handling multiple priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced, high energy work environment
  • Can quickly absorb, analyze, and share implications of large amounts of information, including research, data, community input, and grantee reports.
  • Ability to grasp, translate, and operationalize big ideas into operational goals and plans that meet the needs of the Foundation, Enterprise colleagues, stakeholders, and grantees.
  • Track record of working on initiatives from conception to implementation and through evaluation.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and complete multiple, complex projects.
  • Well-developed public speaking skills. Ability to create excitement and energy around RN Initiative goals.
  • Availability to travel up to 10 times per year


  • Join us and become a “Nurse Advocate” for the more than 4 million Registered Nurses in the United States
  • Every role within the ANA contributes to a healthier world through the “Power of Nursing” 
  • An organization that acts with integrity, respect, transparency and humility
  • We embrace and empower the uniqueness of every employee; Bring your whole-self to work
  • Continuously innovating through creative and strategic initiatives
  • Excellent Benefits with exceptional retirement contributions including 401K Matching, Paid Time Off between Dec 25th and Jan 1st   in addition to regular PTO, and excellent health/medical benefits
  • Commitment to your career development and advancement throughout the ANA Enterprise

About the American Nurses Association (ANA)


Founded in 1896, The ANA Enterprise is the family of non-profit companies that comprise the American Nurses Association: the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation. The ANA Enterprise leverages the combined strength of each to drive excellence in practice and ensure nurses’ voices and vision are recognized by policy leaders, industry influencers, and employers. From professional development and advocacy to credentialing and grants, the ANA Enterprise is the leading resource for nurses to equip themselves with the tools, information, and network they need to excel in their individual practices. In helping individual nurses succeed — across all practices and specialties, and at each stage of their careers — the ANA Enterprise is lighting the way for the entire profession to succeed.


*The above job description describes the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position nor a listing of the characteristics of the individual performing the job.


The ANA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

American Nurses Association ANA


Silver Spring, MD
20910 USA



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