Nonprofit Healthcare Governance Administrator

Johns Creek, Georgia
Sep 08, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Voted one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2019 & 2020! 

COVID-19 Recruiting Update 

NCCPA is actively recruiting and hiring staff for our Johns Creek location during this unique time. You can expect video interviews, online pre-employment assessments and virtual on-boarding. In response to the current pandemic, NCCPA staff is currently working 100% remotely through the end of 2020. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make plans that keep the safety and well-being of our employees in mind.

Company Overview 

Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1975, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) has certified over 115,000 physician assistants (PA) in the United States.  As the only certifying agency for PAs in the U.S., NCCPA ( is dedicated to serving the interest of the public by providing certification and re-certification programs that provide confidence in certified PAs who provide millions of patients with access to affordable, high quality care.  

Benefits and Perks

Work-Life Balance

  • NCCPA staff enjoy a standard work week of 37.5 hours, our core hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • PTO starting at 19 days per year, after five years of service it jumps to 25 days, and after 10 years it jumps to 30 days
  • 11 paid company holidays per year
  • Flex Time and Telecommuting available
  • Health Club Reimbursement for employees and their families, up to $1,000 per calendar year
  • Paid volunteer time

Competitive Compensation and Benefit Package

  • Group medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents
  • 100% NCCPA funded annual Health Reimbursement Account (HRA); up to $3,700 a year
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care FSA available
  • Short and long-term disability insurance - Paid by NCCPA
  • Basic Life Insurance with AD&D - Paid by NCCPA 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services and 24/7 Telehealth 
  • 401(k) with 100% matching of the first 4% of deferred compensation and 50% of the next 2% of deferred compensation (Eligible after 1 year of service)
  • Voluntary Benefits include- Legal Aid Insurance, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance, Basic Life with AD&D Insurance for spouse and/or dependents

Education & Training

  • Educational Reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year
  • Training and Professional Development Reimbursement

Job Summary

This position works closely with the President/CEO, in the management of activities and processes required to ensure effectiveness of the NCCPA Board of Directors and its committees/workgroups. It serves as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors and is responsible for board governance and functions to ensure that the NCCPA board and committees are equipped to have informed discussions during and between meetings.

This position has significant exposure to the board of directors and NCCPA executives and will be expected to cultivate a positive, effective professional relationship with Board members and other key volunteers in support of NCCPA’s knowledge-based governance model and the appropriate delineation of Board/staff roles.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supports Board of Directors during Board activities, including Board meetings.
    • Oversees arrangements for quarterly Board, committee meetings and other meetings of Board members throughout the year. Prepares staff notes to support and inform board discussion and decisions. 
    • Coordinates distribution of meeting materials for Board meetings, Board calls, and other meetings, in Diligent or by other means. Records outcomes and assignments from quarterly meetings of NCCPA’s Board, including but not limited to the production of Board meeting summaries and minutes.
    • Liaise with the meeting planning/travel coordinator and executive coordinator regarding quarterly Board and committee meeting logistics. Actively participates in meeting site identification and selection.
  • Serve as lead staff support for the Standing Board Committees and other assigned workgroups  and advisory committees.
    • Ensure effective orientation of outside subject matter experts recruited to participate on a taskforce or advisory committee.
    • Work with committee chairs to plan and produce meeting agendas. Draft minutes and/or other appropriate follow-up documents reflecting the discussions and decisions of the group.
    • Participate in and take notes during conference calls and meetings. Draft clear and appropriately concise background documents to support their discussions.
  • Support NCCPA President, vice presidents and directors serving as lead staff support for other taskforces and committees.
    • Draft minutes, summaries, follow-up documents or other correspondence as appropriate reflecting the discussions and decisions of the group (as assigned).
    • Schedule special meetings and conference calls. Assist with securing appropriate professional services for meeting facilitation and board development.
    • At the direction of the President/CEO, coordinate efforts of NCCPA’s Director of International Affairs and NCCPA’s international outreach.
  • Maintain current and historical governance documents, compiling and uploading meeting materials to Diligent, maintaining the department’s intranet page, and other support functions. 
    • Responsible for maintaining files of NCCPA’s official minutes, bylaws, governing policies, and other governing documents on the Shared server drive (S), with relevant documents kept current on Diligent and intranet.
    • Maintains board members service records including board members’ term schedule. Maintains current SOPs for all relevant governance processes. 
  • Prepares and monitors governance budgets.
    • Monitors the monthly governance variance reports and reports any discrepancies to the President/CEO. 
    • Reviews and approves NCCPA Board member expense reports and codes appropriately. Discusses any concerns with President/CEO. 
  • Complete other duties as required in support of effective Board and committee work and relations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in non-profit governance and supporting a non-profit board.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines supporting executive level individuals and groups
  • Excellent business writing and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills as demonstrated by a track record of analyzing and distilling complex information into clear, concise written reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Systematic approach to organization and planning
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially in Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Willingness to occasionally work extended hours and to travel when needed (approximately 4 days per quarter, spanning weekends)

Additional, Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience supporting a board of directors and/or volunteer committees
  • Experience supporting a corporate secretary
  • Experience with knowledge-based governance highlight preferred
  • WebEx and SharePoint experience