What makes someone the right candidate to work at NICHQ? We look for excellent people with a passion for improving children’s health who live NICHQ’s values of being agile, bold, innovative, team oriented and fun. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to view the job openings below.

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Current Opportunities



NICHQ's (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality) Board of Directors is looking for a proven leader who brings credibility, business acumen and a commitment to the use of quality improvement science to improve children's health. The new President/CEO will report to the Board of Directors and work with them to ensure NICHQ's continued ability to meet its mission by attracting and retaining talent, strengthening its financial position and pursuing and producing work with significant impact. S/he will maintain the high quality of NICHQ's products and processes, take the lead in developing new business, and enhance the organization's market position by anticipating and responding to changes in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

The ideal candidate will be a strong proponent of improvement science who appreciates the organization’s unique culture and past successes. S/he will have proven success leading a fast-paced, multifaceted organization with complex administrative, financial, operational and service demands in a competitive marketplace. A credible healthcare leader and a collaborative team builder who is able to both inspire and delegate, s/he will be skilled at identifying opportunities, bringing together people and resources, and leveraging them to maximize NICHQ's impact and position as a leader in the field.

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Posted 4/01/2015

Director of Finance


NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality) is currently seeking a detail-oriented, process-minded, and goal-oriented Director of Finance to help drive the organization forward and build on its current financial systems. The Director of Finance is responsible for fiscal records, including the monthly close and annual audit.

The Director of Finance is also responsible for developing and assuring implementation of accounting policies and procedures to ensure financial transactions are executed and documented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and funder requirements.  The Director of Finance also leads the annual budget and forecast process, and works closely with operating management to develop and maintain project budgets and ensure projects stay on track.

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Posted 3/30/2015

Director of Business Development

Business Development

NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality) is currently seeking an action-oriented, process-minded, and results-driven Director of Business Development to help drive the organization forward as it builds on its current success and broadens its focus, services and sources of support. Building on its 15 years of success in catalyzing improvement in children’s healthcare, NICHQ is extending its focus to also include the other systems that affect the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families including public health and community resources. NICHQ is also expanding its sources of support from a nearly exclusive focus on grants from federal agencies and foundations to include deliverable-based contracts with public health departments, hospital, and ambulatory care systems.

Our new Director of Business Development will lead this charge, collaborating with the executive team to determine strategic priorities and direction, and owning implementation of the business development process including research, grant writing, and budgeting. This work requires subject matter expertise in children’s health, a good understanding of the financial underpinnings of a non-profit that is funded by government grants and private foundations, and very strong skills in leading teams—both the permanent business development team and the ad-hoc teams of experts (MDs, PhDs, MPHs, etc.) that are formed to generate and respond to specific opportunities.

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Posted 3/11/2015

Executive Assistant and Office Manager


NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality) is currently recruiting an energetic, extremely organized Executive Assistant and Office Manager with experience supporting a CEO or senior level executives.

This highly motivated individual will ideally have non-profit experience that includes working with a Board of Directors and committees, meeting and schedule planning in Outlook, managing a small to medium fast-paced office environment, and designing and maintaining administrative record keeping systems.

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Posted 5/18/2015


Go Behind the Q

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NICHQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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