Director of Programs — American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is a leading voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and other liver diseases through education, advocacy and research.Reports to: Vice President, Programs

Job Description:

The Director of Programs is responsible for the development, expansion, implementation and evaluation of ALF’s national program initiatives.  In conjunction with the VP, Programs, the director assists in the development of an overall program strategy for the organization, with particular emphasis on creating, securing funding for and implementing national program initiatives. Working closely with senior staff and field leadership and using project management skills, he/she will oversee development and implementation of assigned program activities. The director is also responsible for oversight of the organization’s research awards program as well as components of the organization’s advocacy initiatives and serves as a resource to the field organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5-10 years of non-profit experience, or equivalent
  • Strong project management as well as program and curriculum development skills
  • Experience in implementing educational programs and/or non-profit program initiatives
  • Ability to develop complex, multi-level implementation plans
  • Experience developing, managing and analyzing program evaluation data
  • Relevant knowledge of health issues; specific experience related to liver disease, vaccination, HIV/AIDS, STD’s or infectious diseases preferred • Ability to take responsibility for launching and managing projects to completion
  • Experience in databases and statistical analysis programs
  • Experience managing government grants and contracts preferred
  • Experience managing program and/or administrative staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills; written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the development of an overall program strategy for the organization
  2. Develop, implement and evaluate national program initiatives in keeping with ALF’s strategic plan.
  3. Research, evaluate and implement new technology or methods for delivering ALF programs.
  4. Develop and implement ALF’s multi-level program activities to be used at the national and division levels.
  5. Implement, direct and refine existing ALF programs to provide information to the general public, patients/families and medical personnel.
  6. Participate in creating content information for ALF educational materials, web site and other publications.
  7. Develop and manage a National Patient Advisory Committee.
  8. Provide an effective interface and support the activities of the National Medical Advisory Committee.
  9. Assist in the development and management of advocacy initiatives; participate in organizing and conducting Liver Hill Day.
  10. Provide technical assistance to division staff in the areas of program development, implementation and evaluation.
  11. Develop, maintain and expand outreach strategies, alliances and collaborative relationships with constituency based organizations and state, local and federal public health interests.
  12. Facilitate ALF’s research awards program; explore and implement new systems/platforms, as needed.
  13. Perform other duties as may be required to fulfill the mission of ALF.


Related Skills or Knowledge: 

Self-starter and highly motivated.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and organizational skills.  Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)


Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and Education, Social Work or other health/social sciences required.  Master’s preferred.


At least five year’s of program planning, implementation or evaluation experience, or other work directly related to mission delivery with not-for-profit organizations.

Position Term: 

Full-time position.

Work Environment: 

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.


Car is necessary for this position.

How to apply

Please send resumes and cover letter indicating salary requirements to: HR@liverfoundation .org


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