National Health Service Corps Pipeline Readiness Initiative – Project Coordinator & Specialist (PCS)

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is adding a new Project Coordinator & Specialist to our team! ACU is a fast-growing organization filled with mission-driven people committed to improving the health of America’s underserved populations and supporting the clinicians serving these populations. We’re looking for someone equally committed to that cause who can help support ACU’s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Pipeline Readiness Initiative.  The PCS will assist in developing and implementing educational products and materials to prepare NHSC participants in their placement sites and benefit the sites by increasing quality of care, care delivery, and retention rates.  These products will strengthen overall resiliency, resourcefulness, and well-being of NHSC participants while simultaneously providing practical tools to help them understand their community’s health care delivery system as well as social needs and strengths.

The ideal candidate is highly organized, proficient in time management, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in meeting facilitation, adult learning principles and modalities, and workforce matters such as clinician resiliency, pipeline development, and community partnerships to address social determinants of health. The ACU offices are located in Washington, D.C.

Project Coordinator & Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of Educational Products and Materials:
    • Research and identify credible literature and resources to inform the development of educational materials for the delivery of high quality multidisciplinary care for underserved populations including addressing health disparities, engaging in community partnerships, supporting provider resiliency
    • Work with ACU members and others in its network to identify examples of real-life scenarios in working with underserved populations and organizational and payment structures to support more effective delivery of care
    • Work with subject matter experts to develop resources on topics such as health disparities, social determinants of health, value-based payment models, and provider resiliency
    • Develop supporting documents and training aids in a variety of formats including, but not limited to infographics, learning vignettes, resource compendiums, PowerPoint presentations, and more.
    • Develop agendas for virtual trainings
  • Implementation of Tools and Tactics:
    • Lead virtual trainings on the use of educational materials and resources
    • Provide support for virtual events including presentation development and session moderating
    • Support evaluation of training effectiveness
    • Assist in the development of a mentorship program for the NHSC pipeline
    • Assist in identification and pairing of NHSC mentors and mentees
    • Serve as a liaison to NHSC scholars, coaches, and mentees
  • Other Projects as Needed

Qualifications for the Project Coordinator & Specialist

  • BA or BS degree preferred – Experience may be subsitutued for a degree
  • Familiarity with health disparities, social determinants of health, value-based care, provider resiliency, and/or supporting the health professions pipeline
  • At least 2 years of experience designing educational materials for adult learners
  • At least two-years experience in providing trainings for adult learners
  • At least 2 years of experience in working with federally qualified health centers preferred
  • Commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with G-Suite programs
  • Strong team collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed
  • Creative problem-solving skills

ACU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its programs or activities. As an Employer of National Service, ACU recognizes the unique skills of national service alumni. Accordingly, AmeriCorps alumni, returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  • To apply for this position, please send your resume and a sample PowerPoint presentation to Please contact Abby Miller Starling, Director of Finance & Human Relations, with any questions regarding this position.


  • Three weeks of vacation leave each year (accrued by pay period)
  • Two weeks of medical leave each year (accrued by pay period) plus 4 mental health days
  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage (80% individual & 50% family paid by ACU)
  • Long‐Term Disability Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Access to ACU’s 403(b) retirement plan
  • Laptop computer
  • Cell phone

Pay: Annual salary range: $70,000 – $75,000

This is a one-year grant-funded position with the opportunity for four additional years.

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