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Partnership Enhancement Program Specialist

Company: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values. These core values are the pillars on which the CF Foundation stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.

  • Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
  • Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Stronger together: We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
  • Innovate with courage: We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
  • Care about our people: We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.

We are a nonprofit, donor-supported organization that has raised and invested billions of dollars to help develop cystic fibrosis therapies that have changed the lives of people with this disease. Nearly every CF medicine available today was made possible because of Foundation support.


The PEP Specialist is responsible for operational management of the Partnership Enhancement Program. The PEP Specialist works under the guidance of the PEP Manager and Sr. Director of Partnerships for Sustaining Daily Care to lead the operations of PEP.


  • Plans and manages logistics for the implementation the Partnership Enhancement Program (PEP) including the design of the logistic orientation materials and coordinating pre and post meeting arrangements.
  • Collaborates on the design of the virtual course offerings, including but not limited to, designing curriculum, identifying feedback processes and designating contingency plans for adjustments to PEP.
  • Oversees the development of Cornerstone learning platform alongside internal team members and external consultants; responsible for design, development, and oversight of course materials within Cornerstone platform.
  • Facilitates project management activites with broader Partnership Enhancement Program/Partnerships for Sustaining Daily Care team by developing project plans, maintaining project management details and coordinate project management meetings.
  • Serves as a liaison between PEP sites and the CFF, communicating with CF PEP Facilitators, ACH consultants, care center site leaders and site coordinators, as well as other external stakeholders by phone, e-mail, and other venues.
  • Draft and disseminate program communications including reports, presentations and documents for internal and external audiences.
  • Leads creation, modification and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Contributes to the greater PSDC operations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Business.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Project management training or experience.
  • Flexibility is required, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong time management and organization skills including the ability to handle multiple tasks, priorities and keep organized to ensure timely and accurate work.
  • Strong attention to detail for both completeness and accuracy.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact well with people internal and external to the organization as well as professionals, people with CF and families.
  • Customer service-minded.
  • Great organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and other project management or data analysis software as needed.


  • Reports to the Partnership Enhancement Program Manager. No direct reports.


  • Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature.
  • No heavy lifting required.
  • Minimal travel (e.g., 2x/yr.) to conferences and meetings, as necessary.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Total Rewards

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to offering competitive compensation (base pay and incentive), benefits, and professional development opportunities that maximize our ability to recruit, retain, reward, and motivate a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; generous time-off and leave policies; a holistic well-being program; health savings and flexible spending accounts; employer-provided life and disability insurance; retirement savings benefits; and a variety of work-life benefits to support employees and their family members.

The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice

The CF Foundation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at .

Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda , Partnership Enhancement Program Specialist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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