NAHQ Employment Opportunities

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Founded in 1976, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is the only organization dedicated to the dynamic healthcare quality profession, defining the standard of excellence for the profession, and equipping professionals and organizations across the continuum of healthcare to meet these standards.

NAHQ has a high performance and supportive work culture that offers best in class service to NAHQ’s constituents and to one another. Strong candidates who thrive in an innovative and optimistic workplace will find their place at NAHQ. Please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating NAHQ and the position title in the subject line.

We're looking for team members to fill the following positions: 

Director of Professional Development

The Director of Professional Development is responsible for translating company business strategy into actionable plans for life-long learning and continued professional development activities for healthcare quality professionals. This person provides oversight of daily operations for the organization's product and program portfolio including core functions related to the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) credential. The Director will interact on a regular basis with key committees and leaders, play a central role in the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan, and assist in the financial management of the department. This position has direct staff supervision responsibilities and needs expertise in people and project management, learning science and adult education, customer relations, and volunteer management to be successful.


Education Portfolio (50%)

  • Oversees program and product development and delivery; organizes, directs, aligns, and manages educational programs; implements action plans; monitors, assesses, and communicates performance to meet goals; and manages vendor alliances and partnerships.
  • Leads NAHQ’s course instructor program including identification/vetting of qualified instructors and ongoing training and development.
  • Evaluates program and product effectiveness to improve current performance and identify future product and program opportunities.
  • Develops customized corporate training program curriculum in cooperation with subject matter experts, as needed.
  • Serves as a learning expert and represents the organization in public venues, conferences, and meetings, as needed.

Certification Program (35%)

  • Leads the certification staff team, vendor partners, and a group of cross-functional volunteers to execute on annual item writing, exam development and delivery, and recertification program work plans.
  • Delivers an exam/certification journey that provides an optimal end-to-end candidate and certification holder experience and desired customer experience.
  • Ensures continued integrity and security of the exam through cross-functional collaboration for successful design, development, and delivery.
  • Leads the NCCA reaccreditation process and serves as a liaison to external accrediting bodies.

Department Management (15%)

  • Provides supporting documents and meets with Senior Director on a regular basis to review product line performance.
  • Assists Senior Director in development of annual operating planning and product and program budgets, and performs monthly forecasting activities for the department.
  • Leads vendor contracting renewal efforts for education and certification activities.
  • Works with the staff team to document policies and procedures to ensure quality control and sustainability of programming.
  • Assists in the application and selection process of various committees and task teams that support the work of the department and provides facilitation support for these committees year-round.
  • Performs staff management duties, including recruitment, evaluation, and day-to-day management.
  • Provides planning and onsite support for professional development activities occurring at NAHQ’s annual conference.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s in Education, Training or related area preferred.

Experience: 8 years of experience in professional development, training, or related work area; health professions a plus but not mandatory. Demonstrated success in leading teams and/or direct supervisory experience required. Demonstrated experience with certification, accreditation, credentialing, professional education or assessment program management.


In addition to the knowledge and skills listed above:

  • Project management conception/scoping, teamwork, and working with content developers.
  • Leadership and management principles as they relate to nonprofit/voluntary organizations; focused on high-impact, high-performance, balanced with sincere interest in pursuing a staff culture of learning and inspiration.
  • Customer relations/member relations management systems and learning management systems.
  • Vendor management and contracting.
  • Adaptable: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible and serve in different roles on team initiatives when need to ensure success; versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.

Expertise in the following areas is a plus:

  • Adult learning and designing innovative instructional methods.
  • Channel management.
  • Expanding programming into international markets.

Computer experience:

  • Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and/or other data-related software.



Sitting: 80%

Standing/Walking/Demonstrating: 20%

Lifting: Depends on position - will us proactive safety measures

Vision: Computer, phone, client interaction


Goal oriented, self-starter, highly motivated and driven with a focus on service excellence. Able to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Office Environment

This person is vital to the success of NAHQ and must bring, in addition to professional knowledge, a personality well-suited to work in a team environment and embraces learning and change. NAHQ is a collaborative, innovative, and open environment that asks its staff to be responsible for multiple programs, utilizing a variety of skills.


Ability to travel up to 10-15% annually.

Director of Technology and Digital Services

The Director of Technology and Digital Services is responsible for ensuring that NAHQ’s digital and IT services align with the Society’s vision, business strategy, long-term objectives, and financial goals. The individual will evaluate and implement new technology and infrastructure to streamline business processes, increase employee productivity, and improve the quality of customer experience/care. This role manages all vendors who deliver information technology systems and digital services to NAHQ. The Director manages internal/external support practices, and leads/oversees team-based projects. The individual will manage database and analytics practices to drive enterprise decisions.



  • Anticipates future opportunities for NAHQ, and keeps organization current with competitive trends, new technologies, and industry standards. Champions innovation.
  • Serves as internal digital consultant for leadership, project managers, and operations team to identify and prioritize needs, evaluate options, and recommend solutions. Provides business process evaluations, requirements, and risk assessments to match up with existing and future technology architectures.

Program and Financial Management

  • Oversees Digital Strategy portfolio. Ensures appropriate technology infrastructure, support, and expertise is in place for the association to operate effectively and to meet its long-term objectives.
  • Provides program management oversight for approved digital projects, monitoring timelines, deliverables, resource allocation, risk management, and contingency planning.
  • Manages technology and data budget while achieving stated key performance indicator objectives.

Data Management

  • Takes steps to decrease chances of internal/external data breach. Sets and executes backup and security policies that protect NAHQ from implications of such breaches.
  • Defines and executes against organization’s business analytics and database practices.


  • Develops and executes communication plan to keep staff informed of best practices, upgrades, new functionalities, and changes in technology. Ensures effective training and adoption occurs for all NAHQ technologies.
  • Oversees general network, infrastructure, and application support, including helpdesk support and system maintenance.
  • Performs employee onboarding/offboarding related to IT (equipment, passwords, etc.).

Partner Management

  • Manages NAHQ’s information technology systems and digital service vendors, including website support (Sandstorm); CRM Solution (Nimble); voice over IP (Mitel); webinars (Go To Meeting); Learning Management System (YM Learning); e-mail and workspace collaboration (MS Office 365/SharePoint), contracted IT support (Team Logic IT) and other solutions as acquired by the organization.
  • Maintains strong working relationships with consultants and vendor partners of digital solutions. Interfaces with partners on new projects and planned enhancements/releases to centralize efficient decision-making.
  • Manages contracts and ensures that service level agreements and business requirements are met. Holds partners accountable to deliver expected outcomes.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in technical field; substantially equivalent business experience may be accepted; MBA or equivalent five additional years business experience is a plus.

Experience: 7 + years of progressive experience in a non-profit association, including program management, vendor management, budgeting, customer support, systems support, as well as customer experience analysis and initiatives.


  • Strong technical and application expertise
  • Strong understanding of program management
  • In-depth knowledge in AMS, LMS, CMS O-360; Help Desk; Phone FMS or similar applications
  • Expert knowledge of customer relations/member relations management systems
  • Customer-service mindset; proactive problem solver by nature
  • Demonstrated willingness to be versatile, effective, and tolerant in a changing work environment
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong management, leadership, presentation, negotiation abilities



Sitting: 80%

Standing/Walking/Demonstrating: 20%

Lifting: Depends on position - will us proactive safety measures

Vision: Computer, phone, client interaction


Goal oriented, with a focus on strategy and solutions excellence. Able to handle multiple competing priorities, manage “big picture”, and delegate appropriately.


Ability to travel up to 5% annually.


This position is vital to the success of NAHQ and the person must bring, in addition to professional knowledge, a personality well-suited to work with numerous individuals (staff, members, certificants, vendors, sponsors, etc.). NAHQ is a collaborative, innovative, and open environment that asks its staff to demonstrate ethical behavior and business practices that align with the values of the organization.

Marketing Communications Specialist

NAHQ is looking for a smart, organized, creative and tenacious Marketing Communications Specialist to join our growing team and organization. This position will play a critical role in the development, implementation and analysis of marketing and communications strategies to strengthen NAHQ’s market position and reputation through engagement of key opinion leaders and stakeholders as well as increased awareness and sales of products/services.


Content Development (40%)

  • Manage and develop content for NAHQ social media accounts.
  • Draft marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic: e-mails, direct mail, brochures, newsletters, company product literature, and other publications.
  • Assist with creation of thought leadership materials - case studies and white papers, as well as blogs, op-eds and develop fresh ideas for generating content.
  • Create and deliver press releases, media relations content, executive bios, association newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals.
  • Copy edit, proofread, and revise communications.
  • Works with staff on program publicity, the development of all printed and online education materials, including brochures, guides, worksheets, and flyers.
  • Promote products and services through public relations initiatives.

Media Relations (35%)

  • Identify, develop and execute communications strategy for key media contacts.
  • Conduct media outreach.
  • Prepare media-briefing materials.
  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics.
  • Coordinate conference, trade show press interviews.

Marketing Support (25%)

  • Generate and update e-mail distribution lists for marketing activities.
  • Provide digital marketing support: layout, testing, list integration and dissemination of all electronic constituent communications.
  • Develop website content updates as needed.
  • Perform industry research, analyze and leverage information and trends.


  • As assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or Liberal Arts. Master's degree in journalism or integrated communications is a plus.

Experience: At least 3-5 years of corporate or nonprofit marketing communications.


In addition to the knowledge and experience listed above:

  • Outstanding communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation.
  • Experience with content marketing – blogging, feature articles, whitepapers, call for abstract/proposal, etc.
  • Social media experience specific to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Web analytics experience (Google Analytics – a plus).
  • Readiness and excitement to learn more and take on more responsibility.
  • Motivated by working with a fast-moving, industry-leading marketing communications team.
  • Ability to multi-task while remaining detail-oriented.
  • Analytical skills – can assess program results to inform future actions.
  • Flexibility - able to shift gears as necessary with a positive attitude.
  • Technical skills - Microsoft Office proficiency; foundational knowledge of customer relationship management software; willingness to learn HubSpot; experience with design software a plus.
  • Adaptable: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ethical: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.

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