The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (the Council)
is the premier national organization working at the nexus of
homelessness and health care. Since 1986, the Council has brought
together thousands of health care professionals, medical respite
care providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, and
advocates. The Council’s 200+ Organizational Members include Health
Care for the Homeless programs, respite programs, housing, and
social service organizations across the country. Grounded in human
rights and social justice, the Council’s mission is to build an
equitable, high-quality health care system through training,
research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.
The National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) is a
special initiative of the Council whose primary focus is on
expanding medical respite/recuperative care programs nationwide.
Launched in July 2020, NIMRC is a singular institute that advances
best practices, delivers expert consulting services, and
disseminates state-of-the-field knowledge in medical
That National Health Care for the Homeless Council is seeking
two NIMRC Program Managers, one of which will have behavioral
health expertise. The NIMRC Program Managers will work with the
Director of Medical Respite on projects of NIMRC and the Respite
Care Providers’ Network (RCPN). The job responsibilities of the
NIMRC Program Managers will involve completing pre-defined projects
scoping the areas of technical assistance, education, training,
project management, and research, as assigned. Completion of these
tasks will involve regular communication with the RCPN/NIMRC
community to gather information and resources needed to execute
this work well. NIMRC Program Managers work in concert with all
teams of the Council. Duties may vary depending on team assignment,
therefore a certain degree of flexibility and latitude is
NIMRC Project Management (90%):
- Manage grant-funded projects of the National Institute for
Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) and the Respite Care Providers’
- Coordinate, organize, and assist in the facilitation of all
grant-related meetings and events.
- Coordinate communications with grantees and NIMRC staff
- Manage planning, implementation, and evaluation of virtual and
in-person convenings with grantees and NIMRC staff team.
- Manage development and distribution of agendas, meeting
minutes, and resources.
- Manage grant-related information and reporting.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Assist in development and facilitation of training and
technical assistance (TA) related to medical respite care.
- Deliver training and TA, as needed.
- Design and develop tools and resources needed to better carry
out medical respite TA.
- Develop relationships with Subject Matter Experts and medical
respite program providers to assist with medical respite TA.
- Assist in the development of content for training events
including webinars and online courses.
- Draft, write, and/or review written materials and reports on
medical respite, as needed.
General Agency Duties (10%):
- Participate in staff planning and development of activities,
including: all-staff meetings, organizational retreats, and other
meetings as necessary.
- Provide consultation to Council staff in activities overlapping
with your area of assignment
Qualifications & Skills:
- Preferred, Masters in social work, public health or similar
- One position requires behavioral health expertise (e.g. RN,
LCSW, LPC, LADC)
- Knowledge of medical respite care, preferred
- Strong interpersonal and social skills with demonstrated
ability to collaborate with a variety of organizations and
individuals from a wide range of professional and personal
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong meeting planning and facilitation skills, including use
of web-conferencing technologies.
- Strong project management experience.
- Capacity and willingness to learn new software, research
methods, and work routines quickly; flexibility in responding to
information and reporting requests as they arise.
- Intermediate knowledge of program evaluation and outcomes
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Excellent public presentation skills
- Able to operate a variety of office equipment, including
photocopier and personal computer.
- Ability to operate small office equipment, such as computers
- NHCHC office is located in Nashville, TN, however candidates
outside of Nashville, TN will be considered for remote
- Commitment to advancing the mission and values of the National
Health Care for the Homeless Council.
- Enthusiasm for the work of medical respite care and ending
- Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
- Commitment to a collaborative team approach to organizational
- Ability to adapt to a change working environment.
- Comfort and ability work effectively with people from
difference cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Availability for occasional national travel.
Salary range: $50,000 - $60,000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes health,
dental, vision, 401k, and paid time off (PTO).
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Julia Dobbins,
Director of Medical Respite Care, at email@example.com. Applications
without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls,
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or
country of origin. The Council is committed to focusing on equity
in all of our work, including ensuring our staff is inclusive and
representative of the people we serve. People of marginalized
identities and/or lived experience of homelessness are especially
encouraged to apply.