Director, Community Impact and National Limb Loss Resource Center

29 Aug, 2022


Director, Community Impact and National Limb Loss Resource Center

Amputee Coalition
Washington D.C.


Whether it’s reaching new amputees with critical recovery information, fighting for fair insurance laws, or providing daily tips to make living with limb loss easier, the work of the Amputee Coalition is impacting lives every day.



Our Mission:

To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.


Our Key Tenets:

Limb Loss Is Not Uncommon and Becoming Less Uncommon Every Day.

The Amputee Coalition works to raise awareness about and increase practices to prevent limb loss.

No Amputee Alone

The Amputee Coalition works to ensure that no amputee feels alone through pre- and post-amputation and recovery.

Living Well with Limb Loss

The Amputee Coalition works to help amputees and their family live life to the fullest after amputation.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference on a daily basis?  Do you have a passion for directly contributing to an organization serving those who have experienced limb loss or limb difference (LL/LD) and the community that supports them?  We are the Amputee Coalition, the national leader in empowering the LL/LD community through support, information and advocacy.


Based in Washington DC with opportunity for remote work and reporting to the Chief Programs Officer, the Director, Community Impact and National Limb Loss Resource Center will be a passionate, innovative leader with extensive experience in leading community health programs focused on the development and delivery of resources and education on a national level.   This critical position is responsible for providing leading edge insight and leadership to our National Limb Loss Resource Center staff, programs and resources.  This exceptional leader will direct and manage program development, administration of the National Limb Loss Resource Center (including metrics to continually measure impact and effectiveness of resource center), and enhance programs and resources using evidence-based research to continually develop and improve resources that support people living with limb loss and limb difference.


The director’s responsibilities include providing thought-leadership and high-level engagement to support and advance initiatives critical to improving care and innovation for people living with limb loss and limb difference. This individual will provide global insight into programs, resources, policy, and research across government — NIH, DOD, VA, CMS, and CDC – as well as others to hasten discovery and improvements in care and information for persons with limb loss and limb difference.



Responsibilities also include managing federal and industry grants, cultivating relationships with government agencies, industry, and other partnerships to further program and resource efficacy, innovate to expand reach, and grow community impact.  Critical responsibilities include connecting with researchers, allied health professionals, and community members to support and elevate limb loss research and creating educational materials, articles, and presentations to enhance quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care, and preventing limb loss.


The director also assists the CPO with the coordination and management of the activities of the Coalition’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee (SciMAC), especially the expert panels to create or review unbiased patient-centered publications.


In accordance with AC strategy, the director is responsible for connecting with advisory council members, researchers, allied health professionals, community members, and research funders and institutions to identify gaps and opportunities to enhance community outcomes and impacts through programs, policies, and resources. The director is responsible for implementing existing grants and partnerships in addition to securing new grants and partnerships.


Core Competencies and Qualifications

  • 7+ years’ successful leadership experience in community health programs in a non-profit health-related organization, focused on effectively leading the development and delivery of resources and education
  • Excellent leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all colleagues to create a results-driven operational function, focusing on esprit de corps, and growth and development of staff
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects across multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Expertise managing federal grants
  • Masters level education in related areas is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in a related area with extensive grant and research experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, lead, and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Experience in financial management, including managing budgets, revenue projections and expenses
  • Demonstrated competence in management of programs and services in the non-profit sector
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills that motivate staff, volunteers and donors to commit to and provide support for the Amputee Coalition’s mission
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Amputee Coalition
  • Leadership Competencies: Including problem solving, relationship management and development, negotiation and research skills, open-mindedness, and agility
  • Communications Competencies: Including the ability to engage, persuade, inform, and educate internal and external audiences verbally and in writing
  • Organization  Competencies: Including project, stakeholder, process, and workflow development and management
  • Technical Competencies: Including experience using appropriate software platforms to support department, Microsoft 365, and other relevant software.


Amputee Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you are interested in applying for this incredible opportunity, please send a resume and a letter outlining your interest in the role, with salary requirements.

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Job posted: 2022-08-29