Senior Program Manager, Aging & Disability Business Institute


Posted: 2/20/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Knowledge Management/Learning

Primary domain: Human Services

City: Washington

Postal code: 20003

State: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

The mission of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is to build the capacity of our members so they can help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. n4a is a 501(c)(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the 256 Title VI Native American aging programs. Our vision is to build a society that values and supports people as they age.

n4a is the home of the Aging and Disability Business Institute (Business Institute), which, together with its partners, provides AAAs and other aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) with tools and resources to successfully adapt to the changing health care environment through the development of partnerships/contracts with health care entities that bridge traditional medical services with social supports.  Additionally, the Business Institute works to enhance AAAs and other CBOs their organizational capacity and capitalize on emerging opportunities to diversify funding through partnerships/contracts. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Responsible for program management and administration of n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute, including developing, implementing, and managing programs, partners and services that align with the project’s goals and objectives. The successful candidate will have top-notch project management skills, as well as experience in providing training and technical assistance to community-based organizations. Other attributes of the successful candidate include: strong writer and editor, efficient time and project manager, good public speaker, organized and detail-oriented, creative and forward-thinking, and a team player able to juggle multiple projects daily.

This position reports to the Director of the Aging and Disability Business Institute at n4a, and will be housed at n4a, located at 1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20003.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Director of the Business Institute with managing the day-to-day operations of Business Institute programs and initiatives.
  • Develops knowledge, identifies and documents best practices; identifies and engages subject matter experts.
  • Researches, writes and edits new publications.
  • Designs, plans and convenes training and technical assistance for community-based aging and disability organizations, including online tools, webinars, learning collaboratives and other resources.

§  Convenes stakeholders, develops agendas, and facilitates advisory committee and working group meetings.

  • Provides overall program/grants management, developing and managing budgets and work plans, preparing project and fiscal reports and summaries of program activities as required, and reviewing and approving grant-related expenses.
  • Assists with seeking out funding opportunities and writing grant proposals.

§  Helps to develop and manage requests for proposals and outgoing grants, including ongoing support and oversight, and preparation of reports and other materials on the funded projects.

  • Presents, plans and manages content for conferences and special events (e.g., training sessions and presentations).
  • Manage subcontract and vendor agreements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Business Institute, and n4a senior leadership.


This position requires at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in the human services, aging, health care or business administration fields plus 8-10 years relevant and progressively responsible experience or a Master’s Degree in similar fields with 3-5 years relevant experience.  Experience preferred in aging, disability and/or health care services.

Candidates for this position must have training, related experience and demonstrated success in the following:

  • Knowledge of or experience working with aging and/or disability services and/or health care programs. 
  • Strong program management experience, including budget and grants management experience.
  • Ability to analyze information, problem-solve, and communicate appropriately with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to develop partnerships and work well with multiple, diverse partners.
  • Ability to manage teams, as well as work collaboratively as a member of a team, including internal and external partners.
  • Experience in writing grant proposals and/or developing sustainability strategies
  • Ability to plan and organize work, to juggle multiple tasks and to work independently.
  • Strong decision-making skills.

·         High level of initiative and independent follow-through.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and editing a variety of publications including case studies, fact sheets, and more.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Excellent computer (Microsoft), web, and internet skills.


Not Specified


$75k - 90k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected]. Be sure to note the job title in the email subject line. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. We cannot respond to all applications and unsolicited phone calls or emails will not be returned.


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