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Program Coordinator, National Living Donor Assistance Center

Website ASTS_NLDAC American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Would you like to apply your transplant knowledge and experience toward helping living organ donors?  Want to join a collaborative, high-functioning team to make a difference in the lives of living organ donors?

The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as the Program Coordinator for this highly visible, government-funded program.  Established in 2007, the NLDAC operational arm is housed within the national headquarters of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and administers a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to provide reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses toward living organ donation.  The grant was recently renewed for a 5-year term starting in September 2019.  Additionally, the Program Coordinator will play an important role in operationalizing the recently funded Lost Wages Demonstration Project.

The Program Coordinator will have an essential role in managing the day-to-day operations of the NLDAC. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

  • Manage the process of receiving, reviewing, approving, and funding of applications;
  • Maintain, execute, and update program policies and procedures;
  • Monitor and report program quality measures;
  • Promote and market program to transplant center professionals, dialysis centers, and the general public;
  • Manage communications with transplant professionals, patients, and the general public;
  • Manage communications with banking institutions and issue funds for donor travel;
  • Assist the Program Manager in supporting the Program Team, Advisory Group, and Lost Wages Demonstration Project;
  • Manage the work of external Review Committee members;
  • Participate in the annual financial audit of NLDAC activity;
  • Advise Executive Director, Program Manager, staff and Program Team on matters concerning compliance;
  • Other duties as assigned; some travel required (2-4 times per year).


  • Education: Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW);
  • Five years experience in transplant field;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently and prioritize amongst multiple projects and deadlines and function within a fast-paced environment with internal and external stakeholders.
  • History of developing collaborative activities with diverse constituencies.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Competitive vacation and benefits package
  • Monday – Friday position with paid federal holidays
  • Located in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, with a variety of transit options, restaurants, scenic walking routes, and community activities within easy reach


  • This position will be located in the ASTS national headquarters in Arlington, VA
  • No relocation allowance is provided for this position


ASTS is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit for more information about the NLDAC.  Information regarding ASTS is available at

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